Grilled Taco Lime Chicken with Fresh Mango Salsa

Cooking for a Crowd, Recipes, Worknight Dinners

It’s August, so you might think that everyone is already well past summer grilling recipes and on to what they’re going to pack in their kids’ lunch boxes. Yeah, there will be none of that around here. What I do have though is a grill. Brad and I just moved to a new apartment in a brand new construction, full-amenity building. This means there are two four-burner Coyote outdoor grills for residents’ use, each with over 875 square inches of…

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The 10 Best Rosé Wines You Can Still Drink This Summer


The rosé season is in full swing and there is no reason to stop drinking it when you put your white pants away after Labor Day. Club W, the world’s only personalized wine club, has some incredible bottles this summer, including their latest introduction, a 2014 Cocomero Rosato from Italy.…

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10 Beautiful Place Settings for Summer Dinner Parties

Entertaining, Home
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These 10 beautiful place settings for summer dinner parties range from fun an festive to easy and elegant; all the summer entertaining inspiration you need.  I really, really like summer entertaining. If it were up to me, I’d have a dinner party every weekend, but of course in order to have that dinner party, I would need a beautiful penthouse condo — or maybe a beach house…or maybe both! Ha ha ha we can dream, right?…

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How To Plan a Coastal Seafood Date Night Dinner Party

Entertaining, Food, Home, How-To, Menus

This summer, it’s easy to channel your favorite coastal cities and serve a few of your favorite seafood dishes for a coastal seafood date night dinner party based on these regional specialties. To me, nothing says summer like fresh seafood, even if you’re landlocked. Whether it’s a casual meal after work or an elegant dinner for a special occasion, you can find seafood recipes that fit the bill. Most of these recipes are inspired by regional specialties from cities up and down…

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The Guac Stop: Chicago Style Guacamole

To Do, Travel

A Chicago style Guacamole recipe from Wholly Guacamole.  Let’s get this out of the way right now: since I moved to Chicago, I have gained about 25 pounds. I know, I know. I’m all about the body image healthy eating love yourself and all that. Bear with me here. As much as I do love to feel healthy and to slide into the smaller pair of jeans, I also love eating. Like, a lot. It’s a happy accident that one of…

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