2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Home, Living

I know, I know. Another 2018 holiday gift guide? There are truly so many out there and so many of them have wonderful ideas. Last year, I think I shopped for more than half of my list from my friend Nicole’s holiday gift guide and wanted to offer the same kind of thoughtful, personalized recommendations here. Because a number of my friends told me that last year’s holiday gift guide actually did help them shop for their friends and family I…

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Apple Cider Whiskey Cocktail

Recipes, Things to Drink

This apple cider cocktail is a perfect beverage to serve on Thanksgiving or at a holiday party. The holiday season is my very favorite. As much as I love the summer, I love even more the festivities, parties and excuse to do some no-holds-barred online shopping during the most wonderful time of the year. It’s also a great time of year for cocktails. Although I don’t like most sweet cocktails (poolside mojitos not withstanding) I will make an exception though for…

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Asian-Style Capellini with Ginger and Vegetables

Cooking for a Crowd, Recipes, Worknight Dinners

I miss summer. I miss summer for all of the reasons I like summer, but I also feel like a saner person during the summer. From June through September this year, I did a great job at eating healthy, working out almost every day and doing all of the things you’re supposed to do when you have about 60 pounds to lose. Then, like clockwork, October rolled around and I completely lost my momentum. I’ve maintained a 20 pound weight…

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Where to Order the Best Food Delivery in Chicago

Chicago, Cities, Food

Winter in Chicago is no joke. Even though we have had approximately one cold day and have the entire autumn season stretching ahead of us, I’m already mentally preparing myself for a Chicago winter of avoiding leaving the house at all possible costs. That means Brad and I will order a lot of takeout/delivery food. The food delivery in Chicago is a pretty sweet thing: the options are endless. Thanks to apps like Caviar, DoorDash and GrubHub (these are referral…

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