I’m baaaaaaaaaaaack. (Well, for now.)

I sat across the table from my best friend, about to devour inarguably the best deep dish pizza in Chicago (Pequods, FIGHT ME IF YOU DISAGREE) when she looked up at me and asked me if my food blog was dead. I winced a little, thinking back to the glory days, when I cooked then publicly documented my [...]

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self proclaimed sauce boss.

As a manager of mine once said [at a work meeting that included scenes from Braveheart and pizza], "You're either on the bus, or you're off the bus." such deep. much philosophical. My point? 'Tis finally time to hop back on the hypothetical blogging bus. It's BBQ season. The most patriotic time of the year. Filled with [...]

hard liquor and food prep; a memoir of a broke twenty something.

It's not often after biting into something I've [somewhat] created, that I immediately feel the need to run to the closest mirror mid-bite, check myself out and say, "Damn gurl, you hot." But with the recipe I fixed up and will rave about today, I felt compelled to do just that. I may have actually done it but my memory is a bit hazy; [...]

Warning: this post contains nuts.

I've got balls on the brain. Yes, you read that correctly. Balls. I feel like there's a stigma around edible ball-shaped objects. For obvious reasons, yes. So as a preemptive precaution, please watch this tasteful SNL skit to get the obvious ball jokes out of the way. I absolutely suck at waking up to an [...]

I falafel about not doing this earlier.

I falafel about not doing this earlier.

Well I already failed the New Years resolution that was updating this beast twice a month. My excuses this month include: February is short, February sucks, I went on vacation, I was busy as fudge, and February sucks. Meh, I deem those 'explanations' all valid and forgivable. When I moved to Chicago a year ago, [...]

Man, I feel like a woman.

This winter has sucked. Don't get me wrong, snow is beautiful. I like layers of clothing. I like hot soups and beverages. However, it's been so cold, I don't think I've had proper circulation to my toes in the last 48 hours and for that, I am grumpy. My standard catalyst for grumpiness-alleviation is food [...]

Wrap it up

I have to be honest, I haven't been home enough lately to bother doing any legitimate meal prep (yes, I know, excuses are like armpits and they stink). For this post, we are going to take a little trip in my hypothetical time machine to a nicer, warmer, more kitchen-filled time. Speaking of le kitchen, [...]

It’s not so bad being trendy…

I guess Friday has unofficially become my official HEY DUMMY, WRITE A BLOG POST TODAY day. As Rebecca Black once said, "Gotta get down on Friday." Therefore, GO GO GADGET BLOG POST! Merrr, it's Friday (clearly) and I'm currently sitting in my kitchen, wide awake at 10:15 am. I've already grocery shopped and made a [...]

Sassy. Saucy. Bossy.

When I was little, my Grammy would send us large mason jars of homemade applesauce around what I think were the holidays? You know, the homemade gifts made with love in typical Grandmotherly form. One of the best kind of gifts because well, it's edible. As a kid, I would eat this applesauce by the [...]