Where to Dine Gluten-Free in Chicago Restaurants

To Eat, Travel

Last month, my cousin Kristin came to visit Brad and me for a weekend. She goes to University of Alabama and because she grew up in New York City, was clearly craving an urban adventure in the Midwest. Even though we’re about 15 years apart and didn’t grow up together, Kristin and I are so similar in so many ways. One of those ways is that we both love, love, love to eat.…

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Spicy Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Ranch Slaw

Cooking for a Crowd, Recipes, Worknight Dinners

  When you tell people that you work from home, they think you have all kinds of time. There are some definite work-life benefits. I like talking long walks with my dog instead of long commutes. I like the ability to throw in a load of laundry between conference calls. Nonetheless, when I work from home I am actually working. When I work from home, I’m absolutely not spending three hours cooking dinner. In fact, there are many days when I haven’t even…

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We Tried Home Chef and This is What Happened


Shortly after Brad and I moved in together, we realized we were ordering way too much takeout. We decided to stop stretching the “well, we just moved” excuse each time we ordered a pizza. Yes, I’m all about cooking from scratch and making up my own recipes, but that requires a lot of thinking and sometimes I just want to make dinner without thinking. So we signed up for Home Chef, a weekly meal delivery service that ships pre-portioned ingredients and recipes — the only…

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How To Stock a Basic Bar Cart [Plus: Cocktails!]

Entertaining, Home

We’ve talked about how to style a basic bar cart for your home, but how do you make stock your basic bar cart to make it practical and functional, too? A good assortment of spirits, mixers, garnishes, glassware and a few pieces of key barware are paramount to getting your at-home bartending game on. Whether you’re stocking your first basic bar cart or replenishing your spirits for upcoming entertaining needs, here’s how to do it without breaking the bank. What You Need…

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