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Creamy Cheddar Mac and Cheese

If I was stranded on a desert island and could only eat one food for the rest of my life, I would want macaroni and cheese. It’s the ultimate food: cheese + carbs. I am suspicious of anyone who claims not to like mac and cheese, because how could you not like it? I make […]

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

I am an avid reader of Cooking Light magazine. I read it each month absorbing new ideas. It is pretty rare for me to precisely follow the recipes; the magazine is more of a source of inspiration for me. Almost a year ago Cooking Light did a feature on one of my favorite foods: macaroni […]

Chicken and Goat Cheese Mac and Cheese

My friends are very enthusiastic about Mac and Cheese Monday and very kindly come over to help me eat it.  This week’s Mac and Cheese is inspired by my attempt to empty my fridge before I head to Maine for Christmas.  I bought way too much goat cheese when I made the Turkey Bacon Wrapped […]

Macaroni and Cheese Pizza

Some things sound crazy until you try it.  For example, putting Macaroni and Cheese on a Pizza sounds nuts, until you taste it and realize it takes like delicious baked Macaroni and Cheese.  Ian’s Pizza in Chicago has perfected, and I think invented, this delicious treat.  The problem is that I live outside the delivery […]

Low Fat Baked Macaroni and Cheese

It took a couple tries to come up with this recipe.  I did try using only low fat cheeses, but felt that the result lacked flavor.  I settled on combining low fat cheese with normal cheddar.  I do think that using a high quality cheddar does make a difference.  Personally I like Black Diamond Cheddar […]

Cheesy Potato Hash with Eggs and Bacon

Shouldn’t your first meal of 2017 be something extraordinary? And doesn’t a cozy brunch at home in your pajamas before settling in for a Netflix binge sound better than getting dressed and venturing out in the cold? I thought so. This recipe for a Cheesy Potato Hash with Eggs and Bacon is the perfect thing […]

Pre-Brands, STK, and Chicago Gourmet

Chicago Gourmet is the foodie event of the year. It falls perfectly at the start of Fall when the weather is agreeable and all you want to do is spend time outside. And what could be better than spending a day (or a whole weekend) surrounded by food from the city’s top chefs? This year, my […]

Eating My Way Through LA Part 2: Bottega Louie, Church & State, and Eggslut

I’ve got one more post about LA for you today. Jocelyn and I ate our way through that city like we were never going to eat again. A couple pounds might have been gained, but I have no regrets, only wonderful meals to dream about for years to come. Let’s get going… On our third […]

Traditional Afternoon Tea and Cucumber Sandwiches

On Valentine’s Day my friend Laura invited us over for a traditional afternoon tea party, and it was the cutest thing ever, so I had to share it with you! She assembled an incredible spread of sandwiches and sweets. There were chicken curry sandwiches, egg salad, and open faced smoked salmon. It was basically everything that […]

Chicago Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner and Offering To Go

Don’t want to cook Thanksgiving dinner? Lucky for you there are lots of Chicago restaurants serving Thanksgiving and/or offering Thanksgiving take out! And just because I love my readers, I rounded up a list for you! Restaurants Offering Thanksgiving To Go (so you can potentially pretend that you made it all yourself) Chicken Shop is […]

Kohler Food and Wine Recap

Up in Wisconsin, just 2 1/2 hours from Chicago, there is a magical place called Kohler. There you will find a top notch golf course, an incredible spa, elegant restaurants, a wine bar with one of the best cheese lists in the country, and The American Club, a five star, five diamond resort. I first discovered […]

Weekday Lunches at Le Colonial and Atwood

While I am not a lady who lunches (whatever that is), I am a lady who occasionally sneaks out of the office for a lunch at a restaurant. I usually eat lunch at my desk, so it is special when I get to dine at a restaurant. Recently my co-worker and I left the office […]

Celebrating National Grilled Cheese Month

April is National Grilled Cheese Month! The classic comfort food has made a big comeback in recent years and there are lots of different ways that you can celebrate grilled cheese throughout the month of April. I’ve got a recipe for the ultimate classic grilled cheese with a twist, and a list of restaurants for […]

How to Make Perfect Sunny Side Up Eggs and 3 Ways to Serve Them

Sunny side up eggs are my thing right now. If you follow my instagram account, you might have picked up on this fact already. Sunny side up eggs are one of the easiest and most satisfying breakfasts, but preparing the perfect sunny side up egg can take a bit of practice. The key is to […]

Au Cheval, and the best burger in Chicago

There are burgers, and then there are burgers that put all the others to shame. The burger at West Loop eatery Au Cheval is legendary (even Barney Stinson would agree). The burger is an experience. It isn’t unusual for entire tables of people to all order the burger, and generally little conversation occurs (other than […]

Saturday in Chicago (it involved Publican, David Bowie, and baffo)

Birthdays are extra special when they land on a Saturday. I decided to treat myself to a rare day off! People are always asking how I write this site, work a full time job, and manage my role at the Windy City Blogger Collective. To be honest, I work all.the.time. I’m out of bed by […]

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