So, per suggestions from many of my family and friends, this post is all about my little lord, Tuggs! And not just the fact that my pup is adorable and goofy—which he obviously is—but rather about a new thing I wanted to try this year. Homemade Dog Treats. Normally, a special SPECIAL treat involves going … Continue reading Going to the Dogs: Treats to Spoil Your Pooch
IT CAME! IT CAME! I couldn't be MORE excited about my very first cookbook! And already, just by looking at the cover, I'm already "smitten" (okay, I'm done, I promise) with what's in store for me once I start to get into it and start cooking my way through it! Just from the introduction, this … Continue reading “Smitten” With Nostalgia: Maggie’s 10 Year Pie
And I started those aforementioned brownies around 9pm...yeah, I did that, AND I cooked, because we needed dinner too, but I late night baked, which I now believe is the best kind of baking! There's something really satisfying about ending your day on a sweet note, the feel of flour soft on your hands in … Continue reading Wednesday Night Delight: Brownies from Scratch!
While today is one that history will (likely) not look back fondly on , I have hope. I have hope that, maybe, JUST maybe, something good, even just one good thing, will come out of this administration. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, there is hope left for us over the next four years...it's not a large hope, … Continue reading Sweet Home Chicago: Italian Sausage Spaghetti
As it so happens, today was a MAJOR friendaversary for me and many of my Kappa Kappa Gamma sisters! Eight years ago (good lord) I joined Kappa Kappa Gamma after a grueling weekend of Formal Recruitment! And wouldn't you know it, I had planned to have dinner with one of my beloved sisters who moved … Continue reading Recommendation: Spacca Napoli
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that I in fact love my dog. He has it so good, and with a face like that, how can you blame me? So, like any good dog mom with a nice little pay raise this year, I went ahead and ordered my pup a bark box! However, the … Continue reading Bark Boxes & BLTG Sandwiches
MY FIRST RECOMMENDATION OF THE YEAR! Based on my inspiration to make gnocchi, allow me to reveal the best gnocchi I've had in our fair city: Balena! Why: If you're looking for something cozy, but also not to stuffy or stuck up, Balena is one I highly recommend! The ambiance alone was just warm and … Continue reading Recommendation: Balena