Quick Pasta with Lemon Sauce – For Chase

You might toss in a few veggies, like peas – or not. 1 cup pasta, like angel hair or linguine 1/2 stick butter 1/2 cup cream 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1-2 tsp grated lemon zest Parmesan cheese for garnish Chopped parsley or chives for garnish Boil and...

Quick Brown Sugar Apples in the Micro – For Chase

A simple dessert or snack, ready in minutes. 4 apples, peeled and cored 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup walnuts (optional) 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup butter Cinnamon for garnish Core 4 apples and stuff the centers with raisins, walnuts (optional), brown sugar, and butter....
The Late Waker

The Late Waker

A favorite beer from Crystal Lake Brewing is the foundation of this late summer, lazy-day drink. 1 Can of Wake Maker beer 2 Raspberries Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 oz. Barenjager Honey Liquior Combine in a tall glass and enjoy!    ...

The Lawnmower

A great drink for the time when lawns first start getting mowed in late spring. 2 oz Hendricks Gin 1 oz Chartrueuse 4 thick slices of cucumber 2 thick slices of lemon Muddle the cucumber and lemon in a shaker and then add ice and the liquors and shake. Serve in a...
Chicago Food Swap – March 2014

Chicago Food Swap – March 2014

This weekend I attended my second food swap with the Chicago Food Swap, hosted by Free Range Office in Wicker Park. I went with a friend, her first time, and we had a blast. There is something so comforting being amongst people who love to talk about and get excited...