Ghost Pepper, Tacos and Beef Jerky

I am no stranger to cooking with jerky. It is one of my favorite protein packed snacks. You can read all about my recent attempt at jerky chili in Jerky Chili Challenge. So when my friends from House of Jerky threw down the gauntlet with their new Ghost Pepper Jerky, I jumped at the challenge […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Cooking, Ingredients, Recipes|0 Comments

Heat Things Up!

Farmers market season is here, hooray! With summer produce arriving on the scene, I always find myself with lots of veggies in the fridge. I use as much as I can fresh, but what to do with the rest? As of late I have become the queen of refrigerator pickles. I don’t want to […]

By |June 19th, 2014|Cooking, Food, Recipes, Tips, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Go Nuts for Doughnuts and Giveaways!

It’s 7:00 a.m., I tell myself.  7:00 a.m.  On a Saturday!  Why am I up?  Why am I traversing across town, shivering from being sleepy and bleary eyed?  What am I, crazy?  I am.  I am totally crazy.  What could possibly be so important?!  Some may not understand.  Others may laugh.  However, there are […]

By |December 11th, 2013|Chicago, Contests, Food, Giveaways, Specialty Shops|65 Comments

Eat Your Fill at Falafill

I am a big proponent of healthy food. Really. I am completely in favor of it as long as it tastes delicious. Otherwise, what’s the point? Good food should make you squeal for joy when it’s on your plate. And when it happens to be good for you, well, that’s gravy! Why it is […]

By |November 12th, 2013|Chicago, Food, Healthy, Hidden Gems, Restaurants|0 Comments