Crunchy Fiesta Chicken

In Entrees On April 29, 2014 2,964 Comments

It’s rainy and damp, and hardly festive right now. But Cinco de Mayo is almost here, so I’m hopeful that spring will decide to return soon…and stay for… Read More »

Jazzy Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies

In Desserts On April 27, 2014 5,147 Comments

I would never call a chocolate chip cookie boring to its face… but I might talk about it behind its back. Have you ever craved something sweet and… Read More »

Perfectly Painted Pop Culture Easter Eggs [video]

In Kitchen Confessions On April 19, 2014 4,017 Comments

What do Pussy Riot, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, Sandra Bullock, The Tonight Show’s Questlove and Pharrell’s big hat have in common? They’re all immortalized in this pop culture… Read More »

An Egg-cellent Tip for Perfectly Hard-Cooked Eggs, No Boiling Required

In Kitchen 101 On April 17, 2014 1,453 Comments

Alton Brown, one of my culinary heroes, shows how to perfectly hard cook eggs, no boiling required. This method is especially time-saving when you have a large number… Read More »

Some Bunnies Bring A Fresh Take To Easter Brunch!

In Appetizers, Events & Entertaining On April 10, 2014 1 Comment

Everybunny needs a little extra help and a fresh take in the kitchen when it comes to getting ready for family holiday gatherings, like Easter. Honestly, I get bored… Read More »

DIY Cake Stand

In DIY On April 7, 2014 1,478 Comments

I was shopping in my local Target, getting ready for Easter. I came across some cake stands and I thought it would be nice to have one for… Read More »

Feeding My Pretzel Addiction: Fresh-Baked Soft Pretzels

In Snacks & Candies On April 3, 2014 1 Comment

Did you know that April is National Soft Pretzel Month? I’m not sure it needs an entire month to itself but I do applaud the pretzel in all… Read More »

Attack of the Blobbs!

In Desserts On April 1, 2014 3,508 Comments

Ina Pinkney’s Blobbs Brownie Cookies Recipe Revealed Chicago’s very own Ina Pinkney, aka The Breakfast Queen, invented “Blobbs” in response to the gourmet brownie craze of the 1980s…. Read More »

PEEPS Art: DIY Easter Centerpiece for under $8

In DIY, Events & Entertaining On March 30, 2014 13 Comments

It’s nearly 60 degrees and mostly sunny in Chicago on this last Sunday of March. Earlier this afternoon, it felt so good to absorb the sun while watching… Read More »

Heavenly HALO Olive Oil Cake Recipe #PompeianVarietals #ad

Heavenly HALO Olive Oil Cake

In Desserts On March 27, 2014 1 Comment

When I was asked to create a recipe for a new flavor of premium extra virgin olive oil, I jumped at the chance. I love baking with olive… Read More »