Helado con Fresas

strawberry ice cream

One of my husband’s favorite treats is ice cream. While I could take it or leave it, he really seems to enjoy it. So, I decided it was time to start making it at home. Ice cream from the grocery store has two problems: 1) its kinda pricey and 2) it is loaded with garbage. [...]

Picnic for a Concert


We took Evelyn to her first concert the other night! The show was at an outdoor venue that encourages concertgoers to bring along picnics. I asked my mom and sisters for some picnic menu ideas, and my mom’s suggestion was the winner. It all came together and we had a great time! Fried Chicken I [...]

Famer’s Market Dinner!

Evelyn and I ran to a nearby farmers market yesterday. During the summer months, Chicago has farmers markets everyday of the week, so there’s never a shortage of tasty produce. The colorful displays of fresh vegetables inspired last night’s meal. This recipe started with something I saw in this month’s issue of Martha Stewart Living [...]

A Tasty Salad for Supper

supper salad

We spent the weekend in Washington DC for a friend’s wedding, and by the time we made it back to Chicago we were exhausted. Late nights with friends and eating out at restaurants for every meal since Friday morning left us feeling lethargic and icky. The perfect solution? A BIG salad for dinner. As I’ve [...]

Brown-Eyed Susan Flower

Just put together this lovely little dessert for tonight using leftover cookie dough and whipped topping from the treat I made for the 4th of July. Such a versatile recipe – it can easily go from a casual BBQ to a quiet evening at home. Today’s version is baked in a 6″ cake pan and [...]

Pasta for the 5th

pasta salad

We went to three parties this weekend — quite a busy schedule for our one year old! But, the best part of summer is hanging out with friends while the weather is nice, so we were happy to let her stay up past her bedtime. She really seemed to enjoy all the festivities and attention. [...]

Happy Fourth of July!

Yesterday afternoon I offered to bring a dessert to a picnic. The problem? I offered to make it just two hours before the party started! So, I had to think quick and come up with a special treat that could be prepared in a hurry. I searched through my memories of 4th of Julys from [...]

My Baby is One!

Yesterday we celebrated Evelyn’s first birthday. I can’t believe my precious bundle of joy is now a big girl! We started off her special day with chocolate chip pancakes made from scratch. Its a tradition I grew up with, and I plan to continue it as my little family grows. She ate three pancakes (I [...]


pasta dinner

Came up with a good dinner recipe tonight. Just like salad, its easy to create new and unique pasta recipes using whatever you have in the pantry and fridge. As long as I have a few key ingredients on hand, I can almost always put something together. Here’s my list of kitchen must-haves: Wedge of [...]

One Tasty Lunch!


I’ve come to the realization that salad (much like pasta) is good with just about any ingredients. Empty the fridge into a bowl of lettuce and you’re bound to get a good lunch. Here’s one I came up with yesterday that was down right delish: Two big bowls of romaine lettuce 1/2 avocado Few good [...]

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