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Egg, Cheddar, and Bacon Biscuits and Preparing for the Holidays with Aldi

  November is here which means that Thanksgiving (and Christmas!) are just around the corner. I have been working on planning holiday recipes that are easy to prepare for a big group. My parent’s house is always packed with people during the holidays, and with 8 adults under one roof breakfast gets tricky. Inspired by […]

3 Easy Appetizers with Ingredients from Aldi

Football season is in full swing, and the weather has gone from chilly to cold. It is the time of year when I just want to hibernate. I’m a very social person, so although I don’t want to leave my home, I still want to see my friends. I have learned that food is the […]

24 Hours in NYC, and a visit to Roosevelt Island

Last month I made a quick last minute trip to the East Coast. I flew into New York City and stayed with my sister before we met up with our family in Connecticut. From Connecticut, I went home to Kennebunkport with my parents for the weekend. I got to spend time with my entire family, […]

Exploring Boulder and Bryce Canyon, Utah

Our canyoneering adventure in Dirty Devil was the most physically demanding part of the Utah trip. The next day we started off with breakfast at Mesa Bakery – a place that our adventure guide, Chris, had recommended. Mesa Bakery is a tiny farm and bakery in Hanksville, Utah where they make their own breads, cheeses, […]

Exploring La Fortuna Costa Rica

Last week, my sister and I went on a road trip through Costa Rica. Kelly happened upon round trip flights from JFK to Liberia, Costa Rica for $192, and I happen to love Costa Rica. I booked a $38 flight on United to get to New York, and the next day Kelly and I departed […]

Easy Potato and Cheddar Pierogi

The abundance of Polish food in Chicago is just one of many reasons why I love this city. Chicago is home to the largest Polish population outside of Warsaw, and as a result, I have discovered and become a bit obsessed with pierogi. Inspired by some of my favorite products from ALDI, I created a recipe […]

Caramel Doughnuts

Doughnuts became Chicago’s big food trend a few years ago, and it is only gaining steam. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed that I completely on board with this trend. Inspired by a story assignment from ALDI, where I was asked to share a Chicago recipe, I decided to tackle this […]

The Best of 2014

I thought that the best way to kick off 2015 would be to take a look back at the best of 2014. Today I am looking back at my favorite recipes, restaurants, places, events, and moments that made 2014 a year that I will never forget. The Best Moments of 2014: 1. Buying a condo […]

New Years Eve House Party Guide

How are you ringing in the new year? I am having a house party. I have reached that point where I find New Years Eve parties at bars to be overcrowded and obnoxious. I think that spending the evening surrounded by friends sounds much nicer, and since I live right next to the train, my house […]

What to Bring to a Holiday Party: Halfway Homemade Desserts

Ready for the next installment of What to Bring to a Holiday Party? I already shared my favorite store bought chocolates, and today I have two holiday dessert recipes that use brownie mixes to reduce the preparation time. The thing about using a mix is that no one will know, unless you tell them! I am […]

What to Bring to a Holiday Party, My Favorite Store Bought Treats

Today I am kicking off a series on what to bring to holiday parties. I’m a food blogger that realizes that not everyone who loves food knows how to make it. With that in mind, today I am talking about my favorite store bought treats to bring to a party. The What to Bring to a […]

The Rundown v 9

I’ve had a great couple of weeks and I’ve been everywhere from Alinea to Aldi. I celebrated my birthday, and I even spent an overnight outside Chicago (I hadn’t left the city limits since Labor Day weekend). Here is what I have been up to! I finally made it to Green Street Smoked Meats. This […]

Bien Trucha in Geneva, IL

If I told you that some of the best tacos I have ever had were from a little restaurant in Geneva, Illinois, would you believe me? This morning I traveled to Geneva, which really is the cutest little town out there, for some blogging work with Aldi. My coworker Max is from Geneva and he […]

Siena Tavern

Last Sunday my friend Anne and I had brunch with Jessica from Directional Dining at Siena Tavern. Brunching with fellow bloggers is funny. We all whip out our cameras the second our food arrives, and no one eats a bite until everyone has all the photos they need. Jessica lives in New York City, and when […]

Romance in your living room: How to make night in at home feel more like a date

Today Nicole A. Willis from Next Date Chicago is guest blogging! Nicole’s blog is all about Chicago date ideas, and she offers a service planning custom dates for couples. Tonight Charles and I are going on a fun date night planned by Nicole – and I will be guest blogging a recap on Next Date […]


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