On Gazpacho

I’m sure that I’ve mentioned Buffalo on here a few times before, but this recipe is a Buffalo ORIGINAL from The Park Country Club. Now, every summer, they would make this gazpacho and it was amazing! I mean, it was cool, fresh, tart, sweet, and when it was topped with their secret avocado cream, THE….

On an UPDATED Sugar Cookies & Royal Icing

Now, I know that I posted a recipe for sugar cookies & royal icing links before, but this time, the amounts below are what works for me after years of trial, error, and adjustments. The biggest game-changer right now is that, per tutorials and guidance from a How To Cake It 4-class cookie tutorial, I…

On Salmon & Soba Noodles

Similar to last week’s post, this recipe was inspired by some of the additional filets that we took home from our Charter excursion in Buffalo! The recipe that was used for the base was incredibly boring to say the least (which is why I’m going to refrain from mentioning it by name because that’s not…

On Maggie Maggie Trout Tacos (Or Any Fish You Want!)

Back in July, Frankie & I went to visit my family and my mom booked us on a private fishing charter on Lake Ontario, and it was one of the more fun experiences I have ever been on that was outdoor-related because, let me be totally honest here, I am not the most outdoorsy person…

On Addictive Asparagus

So a few weekends ago, Daisies (one of our absolute FAVORITE dining spots) sent out an email that they were going to be holding a very strictly monitored pop-up market that was in support of the small businesses that support the restaurant and help make it what it is. So naturally, we were in from…

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…