Corn Sugar Cookies

I originally tried this recipe about a year ago.  Overall the results were good, but I found the cookies to be a little too sweet and salty for me, so I decided to try it again.  I loved them.  I don’t usually devour everything I make because after a few months it would be hard…

Friday Things

I can’t tell you how excited I was to see this los pollos hermanos apron in my son’s Loot Crate this month.  If you know don’t know the reference to the apron, it’s a restaurant from Breaking Bad where Walter Whyte would conduct business with the franchise owner.  Loot Crate is a subscription mail order…

Carbon | Chicago

  I wish I could remember how I stumbled upon a Mexican spot in Chinatown, but I’m so glad I did. Carbon quickly became one of my favorite places to go for fish tacos in the city. I was so happy to be able to go back on my visit this summer. It’s just a…

Chocolate Chess Pie

I was in a pie baking mood, but I wasn’t in a go to the store to buy the ingredients mood.  I was lucky enough to have the ingredients to make a chocolate chess pie which is something I’ve never made before.  I’m also still trying to understand what a chess pie is. The pie…

Iced Oatmeal Cookies

ed I’m been in a cookie baking mood lately but didn’t feel like making anything outrageous.  When I saw this recipe for iced oatmeal cookies, I knew I found my recipe.  The cookies reminded me of the ones I would buy at the market as a little girl.  They would come in a pack of…

Friday Things

My mom is in town this week to “babysit” while I work. My cousins got wind of this info and decided to come to town for a visit too. It’s a family affair! I was lucky enough to be able to take a little time off to spend with my family and play tourist. Having…

Strawberry Rice Krispies Treats

I’ve had a jar of strawberry marshmallow fluff sitting in my cupboard for months now.  I’d never seen it before, so when I spotted it in the store, I immediately grabbed it thinking I would make something really creative with it.  Month after month it sat in the cupboard mocking me while I made grilled…

Caramel Bacon Crack

I originally made bacon crack about a year ago. It really was like crack. Once you started eating it, you couldn’t stop. While I was happy with the recipe, I wasn’t so crazy about the way the brown sugar stayed crunchy on top of the bacon without fully dissolving. I decided to try a new…

Friday Things

I can’t believe summer is almost over.  I was fortunate enough to travel, spend time with old friends and even have a little summer romance!  While I wish summer would last for a few more weeks, its end (for me) means that my son is coming home this weekend!  Even though we FacteTime and talk…

Glazed and Infused

For the past year, I’ve read nothing but reviews of new donut shops popping up all over Chicago. When I was in town, I tried to visit as many as I could. My first stop was Glazed and Infused. I chose three randomly and of course, my son chose anything that had bacon on it….

Ramen BLT

So I know I’m behind the whole ramen burger craze (I still haven’t tried one, but it’s on my list the next time I go to NYC), but I still wanted to try to make one at home.  I was all set to make my own ramen burger, when I saw a video for a…

Parsley Mint Cake

This recipe was on my to-do list for a long time.  Parsley and mint in cake form?   I thought it sounded crazy, but I was dying to try it and was mesmerized by the dark green color.  I’ve made basil ice cream in the past that surprised me and wanted to see if I would…