The Latest Rambles

  • No Kid Hungry

Love People. Feed Them.

September is National Hunger Awareness month. Help someone by providing them with a meal. You may change their life.

I grew up in the former […]

  • Wine Away

Poof! It’s Gone…

We have all been there… Cocktail party. Room full of boisterous people, mingling. You try to stay out of the way, but inevitably, you […]

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Great Cake Rebellion

Wedding season is in full swing, people! BUT… I don’t like wedding cake. That is no secret (see my previous article […]

On the Plate

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Do-Ahead Brunch

Lately it seems that everyone has brunch on their mind. Most people I know are scrambling for last minute brunch reservations. Now, don’t get […]

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Getting Crabby

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Sometimes you just gotta go for the exotic. When jet setting around the world isn’t an option, where do you go to satisfy your […]

Wanderlust

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Twilight Zone Tour

Ever had that feeling? Like you have landed in The Twilight Zone? Like you took a step through the looking-glass into the world that is […]

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Crashing Crush

“I like to think about what was going on the year the grapes were growing; how the sun was shining; if it rained. […]

It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere

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Happy Hour: Moscow Mule

The summer drinking season is here, and all the libations taste better outside. Alfresco cocktails vary from ever-present sangria to mojitos to ice cold […]

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Tasting the Stars

“Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!” ~ Dom Perignon, at the moment he discovered champagne.

One hot, dusty evening I round the corner […]

Hint, Hint

  • Wine Away

Poof! It’s Gone…

We have all been there… Cocktail party. Room full of boisterous people, mingling. You try to stay out of the way, but inevitably, you […]

Out and About

  • No Kid Hungry

Love People. Feed Them.

September is National Hunger Awareness month. Help someone by providing them with a meal. You may change their life.

I grew up in the former […]

Rambling Insights

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Comfort Me

“The brains are almost entirely texture–like savory marshmallows in a crisp crust. Tossed with salty capers and drizzled with a sweet buttery sherry […]

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40 is the New Beautiful

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A couple years back I celebrated two milestone dates. Two of my favorite ravishing Chicago (at the time) beauties turned the “BIG 4-0″ corner. And when […]

In the Kitchen With The Rambler

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Do-Ahead Brunch

Lately it seems that everyone has brunch on their mind. Most people I know are scrambling for […]

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Flame Kissed Sweets

Summer is here. So, we head outside to savor every single moment of sunny weather. In my […]

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Heat Things Up!

Farmers market season is here, hooray! With summer produce arriving on the scene, I always find […]

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Under Pressure

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Bah bah bah bah bah bah…
Under pressure…

Of course, in the kitchen that means using pressure cooker. I […]

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