On Shredded Mexican Chicken

If you know me, or want to know anything about me, you should know that if I have to make a choice between beef tacos or shredded chicken tacos, I will ALWAYS choose chicken. Ever since I was little, back in the 90’s, and my mom would take me to Don Pablo’s and I tried…

On Quickest Cacio e Pepe

Ciao! Io sono Maggie. Io parlo Italiano un poco, e io sono cuoco. Io ho gli ingredienti ai cucino il pranzo. Ho aglio, olio, pepe, formaggio, e pasta. Io cucino pasta ai pranzo. (Translation: Hello! I am Maggie. I speak a little Italian, and I am a cook. I have ingredients to cook lunch. I…

On Cooking with Coworkers: Lobster & Green Pea Risotto

Welcome back to another edition of Cooking with Coworkers! This week, as I mentioned last week, was a risotto dish that I adjusted for the tastes of my familia (salmon is not a fave for most). But that’s the beautiful thing about risotto isn’t it? It’s basically a blank canvas once you get the foundation…

On Cooking with Coworkers: Chicken & Veggie Coconut Curry

With everyone sheltering in place, one of the directors in our department at my day job suggested we do a weekly cooking class together, and it has become a highlight of my week! The first week, we made a really quick and easy tomato pasta dish—which you can find the recipe for on my Instagram,…

On Lemon Rice & Chicken Soup (Avgolemono Soup)

There is a place in Evanston that my in-laws particularly enjoy going to called Cross-Rhodes, which is a great little hole in the wall Greek joint that has some AMAZING gyro’s, but my mother-in-law will always, and I do mean always, order a bowl of their Lemon Chicken Soup. And I gotta say, their soup…

On Prosciutto Wrapped Stuffed Chicken

Hi all, I hope you’re all doing well and staying safe! These are definitely weird, hard, and crazy times that constantly remind me how important it is to find moments of comfort, moments of family no matter how close or far they are. At the beginning of this month, I braced the quarantine and drove…

On Split Pea Soup

Dear World, What in the good gracious is going on?!? Are you safe? Are you washing your hands? As of right now, I continue to travel to work (awaiting, what I believe, will be an inevitabel Work From Home situation in the coming week or so), but I am keeping my eye out for updates,…

On Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Dear Readers, Let’s just say I’m starting to finally come up for air. It’s been a busy couple of months, but now, with a couple large events almost behind me, I can start to resurface and spend a little more time on writing something more than, “New Recipe! Enjoy!” That’s not really helpful to those…

On the Carrot Salad of all Carrot Salads

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!! And Happy New Decade too! 2020…So far, my year has been off to a VERY busy start during my day job (at the end of January, I will have gone to San Francisco, Orlando, and Ohio – February will be Boston, March D.C., and May Phoenix, with a couple other trips…

On Chicken Satay & Cucumber Salads

I finally had a weekend to myself and I thought, why don’t I go ahead and make something different? Lo and behold, I had been hankering for some chicken satay, and happened to have a FANTASTIC recipe for chicken satay by one of my go to’s: Recipe Tin Eats! I have been eyeing her recipe…

On Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

Adulting is hard. But of course it is…I don’t think anyone has ever woken up and said that being an adult in our current world was easy, especially when you’re part of the world that lives paycheck to paycheck and/or has a bunch of student loans that don’t seem to really go anywhere…the last few…