I've taken an unexpected break from blogging, partially by choice and partially not. I've been developing and testing recipes for cooking demos I plan to do at the upcoming annual ISNA convention here in Chicago. I'm also working on articles for...
Do people ever question certain foods you like to eat or drink in the summer? Not the winter, but just the hot summer time. They might say things like,  'How can you eat that (insert said food/drink) when it's so hot outside?"...
When you live in a big city like I do, it doesn't mean you always get a chance to see the touristy spots like visitors usually do. We are busy on weekends, working during the week and so most...
Last month I traveled to Cleveland to teach a cooking class for a group of young women, some of whom I met nearly ten years ago when I lived there. It was a nice blend of catching up with...
Somehow during this polar vortex we're having, I keep finding myself craving Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods- perhaps it's the hefty amounts of meat (with all that 'good' fat) involved, or the pungent spices that I crave when it's...
I grew up enjoying Greek food. I have a cousin who I'm very close to and is half Greek. I grew up with the family connection to her grandparents and family so I was exposed to a variety of...
One of my favorite summertime recipes is for Buffalo Wings. The first time I ever had them was way back in college- it was the late night food of choice with friends- we didn't have a care in the...
How I learned to serve a quality brunch for two without spending all morning in the kitchen
I can't think of a more perfect fast food dish that's homemade and healthy. Roasted vegetables warm up the house in the winter while warming up our plates, too. They add such great color, nutrition and taste to other...
I learned a really cool cooking idea many years ago that I've used over and over again to flavor soups, rice dishes and more. It'll also help you use up that whole bag of carrots that's going bad in...

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