On Fried Pickles

As I mentioned in my last post, I had a failed fried pickle experience, as shown. Ugh, it’s so sad…but okay, there’s no point in ruminating over the past, but rather, it’s time to get busy! I present: The Great Pickle Experiment! I was absolutely determined to get something from my fancy hot dog dinner…

On Homemade Hamburger Helper

I won’t lie to you, but there are definitely some days after work that I’m absolutely beat and I really don’t want to cook, but then those seem to also be the days that I don’t have anything in my fridge and I really don’t want to spend the money on take out (Chicago is pretty…

On Slow Cooker Barbacoa Taco

TACO TUESDAY!! OH MY GOSH! It’s my favorite day of the week, next to certain Mondays. Mondays, you might ask? Yes, but only a special kind of Monday! The kind where, no matter how crappy my Monday started, it ends amazingly because around 4pm, Frankie decides we should go out and treats us both to…

On Herbed Buttermilk Biscuits

Last Saturday was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! I mean, it was dress and no sweater weather at a balmy sixty degrees! So what better way to spend the day enjoying some cloudless sunshine than with a trip to the park to run out the pup. He chased the ball, found another dog to play with, took a…

On Saturday Morning Biscuits & Breakfast In General

Last Saturday was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! I mean, it was dress and no sweater weather at a balmy sixty degrees! So what better way to spend the day enjoying some cloudless sunshine than with a trip to the park to run out the pup. He chased the ball, found another dog to play with, took a…

On Mini Cheesecakes with Strawberries

This week’s baking challenge was cheesecake! Now, I know not many people like cheesecake (Frankie being one of them), but I happen to adore them, especially ones made for our monthly office birthday celebration by one of my coworkers! She makes all sorts of delicious flavors and they’re always gluten-free, which makes these cheesecakes even…

On Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Super Bowl Sunday ya’ll! Who was pumped and ready to go?! I mean, I was, or at least as much as a non-super sports enthusiast could be, BUT I was more pumped for the Super Bowl Sunday feast! Yes, I am that blasphemous individual who goes to these parties for the food over the football…

On Doggie Breath Mint & No Bake Peanut Butter Treats

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…

On Chicken Pot Pie (My 10+ Year Recipe)

There’s something incredibly satisfying to grow and evolve into my kitchen just a little more, a personal accomplishment. And speaking of accomplishments, today’s recipe is my own, an ode to my past and to my favorite comfort food—especially since I have been suffering a nasty cough for over a week and needed something simply joyful…

On BLTG Sandwiches (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, and Guac)

BLTG: Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, and Guacamole. First things first, bread. Sourdough bread to be exact, a must, or something very similar (Tuscan Round Bread if your grocer or baker, if you’re that fancy individual who has one near by, has run out) that can hold up to toasting and layering, and all the good stuff…

On Chicken Carnitas

I’m on a health binge this year, like a real one. I just want to be better for myself, and Frankie has graciously decided to join me in this effort for personal betterment (as did Tuggs, in his own way)! And if there’s anything I know about myself, it’s that I. Love. Mexican. Food. Like…