Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus - via The Kittchen

You might wonder why I would even bother making something that is inexpensive and available at the grocery store, but I was curious to see if homemade hummus was better. And it is! Charles and I recently hosted a little party and I decided to try making hummus. When I told Charles that I had […]

4 Ingredient Taco Chicken

4 Ingredient Taco Chicken - via The Kittchen

I believe that you need to serve something that can be considered an entree when you host a party. And at this point my friends have come to expect a big spread of food when they are invited over. After hosting many parties in the past year, I have learned that the easiest way to feed a […]

A Comprehensive Guide to the Food of Lollapalooza


Wondering what to eat a Lolla? Lucky for you I ran around Chow Town yesterday and captured photos from almost every Chow Town stand. It turns out that strangers at Lolla are incredibly friendly and very willing to let food bloggers take photos of their food. The food vendors themselves were equally helpful. Thanks to […]

Bourbon Lemonade

Bourbon Lemonade via The Kittchen

When I host parties I like to have a pitcher of a cocktail ready for guests. It is an easy way to save time since I am not mixing individual cocktails, and guests can serve themselves. At my most recent party I realized that I needed to make something that appeals to both men and […]

NoMI Sushi


NoMI has one of the most gorgeous rooftop spaces in Chicago. It is just steps away from Michigan Avenue in the Park Hyatt, and the large garden terrace on the 11th floor is bursting with colorful flowers. Recently the Windy City Blogger Collective hosted an intimate dinner where we go to taste the restaurant’s new […]

The Lollapalooza Guide


The craziest weekend of the summer has arrived. It’s time for Lollapalooza! This will be my sixth time attending the mega music festival, and it is something I look forward to every year. While Lolla is primarily a music festival, there is a serious food scene. Chicago’s own Chef Graham Elliot curates Chow Town. Here […]

Kale Caesar Potato Salad (with bacon)

Kale Caesar Potato Salad with Bacon | via

Confession: I am not a fan of potato salad with mayonnaise based dressings. This inspired me to play around with different ingredients and dressings, and the result was a Kale Caesar Potato Salad with Parmesan and crispy crumbled bacon. The dressing is creamy and cheesy, and the potatoes soak it in nicely, and the kale […]

7 Layer Taco Dip

7 Layer Taco Dip - the appetizer you need to serve at your next party | via The Kittchen

When I was having trouble deciding what to prepare for our most recent party, I asked my friend Maya what she wanted to eat at the party. She provided a very detailed answer. She said that she wanted a 7 Layer Taco Dip. And then she went into detail about each and every layer and the […]

The Rundown v21


Let’s see… Last time I wrote one of these posts I had just quit my terrible 9-5 job to work for myself. Everyone has been asking me about the adjustment, and of course I love it, but it has been more of an adjustment than I anticipated. I guess that I thought I would have more […]

Bar Takito


Have I mentioned that I am obsessed with tacos? Since I grew up in Maine, and went to school in the middle of nowhere Massachusetts, I didn’t get to experience good Mexican food until I moved to New York when I was 22. Then I was hooked. When I moved to Chicago seven years ago, my […]

Farro Salad with Goat Cheese, Chicken, and Spinach

Farro Salad with Goat Cheese, Chicken, and Spinach | via The Kittchen

Judging  by the fact it is popping up on menus, and disappearing from grocery store shelves, farro is becoming the new food trend. Farro is an ancient grain with almost the same exact nutritional properties as quinoa. Farro tastes like a cross between barley and brown rice; it is chewy and has a touch of […]

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