Garden Fresh Bruschetta


let me give you a piece of advice with that whole ebola thing happening right now. do not watch contagion right now. like i did. or you’ll want to become bubble girl and go sit in a closet with a case of wine until this whole thing is blown over. and you’ll have visions of will…

Read More »

strawberry mint ricotta crostinis


look. i know. so what if it’s the end of summer and everyone is all “pulled pork. flannel. pumpkins pice lattes.” i just want to hoard summer. i want to pile it up in my sandbox of an apartment and never leave. yes, i’m watching hoarders. stop judging. it’s educational. and stuff. also i can’t…

Read More »

bacon wrapped dates with goat cheese and walnuts


you know those people who are just chill, and laid back and just cool? i am not that. i have a better chance of being oprah freaking winfrey than that. my friend helen is like that. and she’s moving away. which is weird, because i haven’t really processed it yet. you know when something sad…

Read More »

chicken salad bites


it’s here, it’s HERE! i am SO excited. no not cinco de mayo. or the return of 24. and no, definitely not the reemergence of miley cyrus. i nearly died (but for real) through two polar vortexes, survived Q1 at work, muddled through a non existent spring, and haven’t seen the sun since….i don’t even…

Read More »

deviled eggs


note, you can totally dye this for easter and you look like a genius. now back to regular scheduled programming. you guys.  i am PUMPED. it’s warm out. patio furniture is being used. things are colorful again. chicago literally feels like the movie pleasantville. we’ve been living in black and white and suddenly life is…

Read More »

pulled pork sliders


recently i went to a new hair stylist. breaking news, i know. this is hardworking journalism people. so me, being me, the incessant over-sharer – decided to tweet about it. i was actually surprised by the reactions i got. 1) because i thought 2.7 people actually followed me on twitter. as it turns out, 6…

Read More »