Summer eats

It’s been a hot one in Chicago this Memorial Day weekend, almost 100 degrees and sunny skies. It really feels like summer which makes me happy because I love summer so much. I love all the fresh fruit, farmers markets, grilling out, relaxing, kids off school, etc… The first order of business – I bought…

Busy Week!

I can’t believe its been a week since I posted something! I know the reasons why: went to Girl Scout camp all last weekend worked all week bought a new to me (used) car 2 softball games for my daughter – and I’m the scorekeeper so I have to pay attention the whole time! orchestra…

Goin’ campin’

I can’t believe the time is here, but my daughter Claire has waited all year in anticipation of a 2 night weekend Girl Scout trip – and lucky me, I’m one of the chaperons, so I won’t miss a thing – I’m planning on taking lots of pictures! The funny thing is we are going…

I got a juicer!

The best Mother’s Day gift ever! Thanks to my family, we are starting to juice around my house now. I – like many people have watched Joe Cross’s documentary – Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead about 6 times on HULU (it’s free too!) It’s a movie about an Australian man, Joe Cross who came to…

Homemade hamburger buns

Over the weekend I had planned to make grilled chicken breast sandwiches. About an hour before I was going to start putting things together I realized I didn’t have any buns! A normal person would jump in the car and buy a package at the store, but I thought – I bet I could make…

Chicken in Poblano Cream Sauce

I was thinking about what to make for dinner last night. I knew I was going to make chicken and I had a few Poblano peppers I needed to use up so I googled chicken + Poblano pepper and this is the first recipe that came up and I had most of the ingredients so…

Chewy and soft chocolate chip cookies + Gelato

I can’t remember where I read this, but I saw a recipe from a site where they actually baked the cookies in a 12 muffin tin pan. The thought is that they can’t spread as much and they are a little thicker, so I thought I would give it a try. I scored on chocolate…