Husk – Charleston, SC


When I told everyone that I was going to Charleston, those of you who have been to Charleston spoke up and told me to go to Husk. My social media filled with statements like “Please tell me that you are going to Husk!” So naturally, I scurried on over to Open Table to book a […]

Mushroom and Beef Bolognese


Summertime is busy. Everyone seems to be running all over the place, and no one has time to cook a complicated dinner. I have got your back. This mushroom and beef bolognese can be prepared in just 15 minutes. The sauce is made with ground beef, mushrooms, tomato sauce, and a touch of mascarpone. The […]

The Rundown


This summer continues to be busy, and I have attended some wonderful events recently. Here is the rundown. My friend Anne and I went to the Taste of Chicago to attend an event at The Good Life Embassy, where we learned about Spanish Olive Oil. We also got to meet Chef Marc Murphy from the […]

BLU at the Shedd Aquarium Giveaway


There are parties…. and then there are parties that involve sharks, and stingrays, and whales. Chicago’s spectacular aquarium, The Shedd Aquarium has asked me to be the official food blogger at their signature summer soiree, BLU. This is a party that shouldn’t be missed. It combines a Brazilian theme with a great cause, food from some […]

High Cotton, Charleston SC

High Cotton Brunch

Charles jokes that I always order Eggs Benedict. Ever since he vocalized this, I try to make a point to order something else. Sometimes I fail. While we were in Charleston for our anniversary we had Sunday brunch at High Cotton, a true Southern restaurant, complete with a live jazz band playing in the corner. […]

Watermelon, Balsamic, and Feta Salad

Watermelon, Balsamic, and Feta Salad

This refreshing three ingredient Watermelon, Balsamic, and Feta Salad is perfect for summer and can be served as an appetizer or a salad. I love how the sweetness of the watermelon is balanced by the salty feta. The balsamic reduction adds just a little acidity and it somehow pulls the flavor of the watermelon and […]

Grilled Peach Ice Cream Sundaes with Whiskey Caramel Sauce


Fresh ripe peaches are finally available in Chicago supermarkets, which means it is time for grilled peach ice cream sundaes with whiskey caramel. This knock your socks off dessert is easy to prepare and will certainly impress all your guests at a barbecue. I had been dying to share this recipe with you, and even […]

The Kennebunks Guide


I still can’t get over what a fabulous time I had in my hometown for the Kennebunkport Festival. Here is one last post, where I tackle where to stay, what to pack, and what to do if you decide to travel to the Kennebunks – for the Kennebunkport Festival or not. You might be wondering […]

Brasserie Gigi, Charleston


  On our first night in Charleston, we ate at a new French restaurant in the heart of the city called Brasserie Gigi. I loved atmosphere of this restaurant, the gold lettering on the windows, the large chalkboard with the menu at the entrance, the booth seating, and the globe lighting over the bar – […]

Pesto Bruschetta


  Last night we celebrated our anniversary with dinner at home. The big celebration was our getaway to Charleston, and after a trip it is so nice just to be back at home. I thought that having an appetizer and bottle of wine ready when Charles got home from work would make the meal a […]

Happy Anniversary/Charleston Sneak Peek


Today marks my two year wedding anniversary. I know that there are lists of traditional wedding gifts – but Charles and I aren’t that traditional, and we decided that our gift would be a weekend in Charleston. We just returned from a lovely three day getaway in the charming city and I am so excited […]

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