• Location: Chicago, IL
  • Favorite foods: Sweets of any kind, falafel
  • Last bite on earth: a small corner piece of a thin crust pizza

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Cranberry Apple Slab Pie

Could this be made the day before an event? Or would it get soggy?

How to Make The Best Chicken Stock

Can I make stock with bones that have already been roasted in a chicken? Will that change the final product as opposed to using uncooked chicken bones?

Grilled JalapeƱo-Marinated Steak Sandwiches With Charred Onions and Cotija Mayo

This recipe was absolutely fantastic. I loved the spice of the jalapeno balanced by the cojita mayo. I made it with a side of elotes and a watermelon tequila cocktail. Perfect for a summer evening!

The Food Lab Turbo: 3 Grilled Pizzas With Grilled Vegetables

This might be a dumb question, but would this work on a gas grill as well?

Can Yeast Really Keep You From Getting Drunk?

I was really hoping you would actually try the experiment of eating yeast and getting hammered.

Lunch in the Loop: Devil Dawgs South Loop is Kick Ass

Devil Dawgs is awesome. Their fries are so good! And you can't go wrong with their classic Chicago dog.

Giveaway: Win a Pair of California Wine Country Prints

Cakebread. I had the best meal of my life with my family which included a bottle of Cakebread wine. It was unforgettable.

Bake the Book: Bear Claws

I once made bear claws since they are my favorite pastry, and came home after letting them cool to find out that my parents had eaten the entire batch. Never again!

The Best Valentine's Day Giveaway Ever: Lobel's 4" Prime Dry-Aged Heart Shaped Steaks for Two

On the grill outside. We love grilling here in Chicago year-round, as crazy as that seems. My husband is a real carnivore and doesn't mind braving the snow and cold for a good burger in January.

Market Scene: Bastille Market in Paris

My husband and I happened to stumble upon a market in Paris this summer while on our honeymoon. It is one of my favorite memories of our trip. So many neat things to taste and see! Although I don't think I ever saw horse meat at the one we went to.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

Pork chops. I have yet to get them right, they are always too dry or underdone.

Win Two VIP Tickets to Cochon 555 in San Francisco

Bacon purchased from my favorite local butcher shop

Bar Eats: Gaslight Bar & Grille

I'm lucky enough to live about 2 blocks away and go to Gaslight all the time. I dream about their turkey burger, it's fantastic. Also, Gaslight is part of the Four Corners Tavern Group, which is comprised of 8 different bars and restaurants.

Pizza Delivery Lakeview

Pat's Pizza on Lincoln Ave in Lincoln Park has fantastic thin crust and they deliver!


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