Welcome to my new monthly column “Cravings” where I’ll be sharing the current foods and flavors that I’m craving. Congratulations, everyone! You have (mostly) survived February! February, the shortest, but longest month of the year is almost over and now we can really get to thinking about spring. Of course, spring is a bit mischievous. She’ll show up only when she wants and sometimes only
A few weeks ago my mom gifted me with some canned flaky biscuits. Now, I rarely buy canned biscuits because I have a habit of eating the entire can at once. One fresh out of the oven. Another while you cook. A few more with dinner and suddenly they’re gone. So, yeah, no biscuits for me. But here I was with a can of biscuits.
Ok, can I say something before we get into explaining the deliciousness pictured here? By now you’ve realized I like food. [I mean, if a food blog isn’t evidence enough…] But often what I cook isn’t, well, a completely “authentic” recipe. Sometimes I take shortcuts (like using a seasoning packet). Sometimes I recreate a restaurant recipe. Sometimes I take a beloved regional sandwich and turn
I know a salad doesn’t totally jive with my recent recipes, but trust me (no, really!) this one is damn delicious and worthy of inclusion here. It’s a pizza night salad. It’s a crazy-addictive salad. It’s an almost-full-meal salad. [i.e. add some chicken or beans and you’re set.] It’s a… Ok, fine, I’ll shut up and tell you about it now. A few years ago a friend’s girlfriend suggested
Remember last week when I mentioned I’m all about comfort food? Well, we’re gonna stay right in that zone for another week with some Savory Bacon Pot Roast. Yup. Bacon. Pot roast. It’s a cheap way to entice you, but I’m betting it worked, right? Here’s the deal, I know slow cookers are praised as the amazing-wonderful-ninja-tool that cooks while you’re at work you binge watch Making a
I know it’s January and I’m supposed to be focused on wellness and clean eating, but the thing is, I need comfort food right now. That means noodles. Especially noodles that mimic all the savory, spicy flavors of potstickers without all of the work of actually making potstickers. I mean, how could you resist this: – Noodles. (Duh.) – Delicious, crispy, browned ground pork. –
One major bonus of living near Chicago is that there’s a pretty vibrant cocktail (don’t make me say mixology) “scene”. You can find anything to fit your particular whim of the day, whether it’s whiskey, tequila, rum, or gin. The curse of all that cocktail creativity is that menus will change seasonally and you’ll find yourself lost and wandering when one of your favorites is