Some years ago, the city of Chicago adopted me.
I grew up in a place where I could see the World Trade Centers from my attic, where Puerto Rican cabbies spoke Yiddish, and where everyone thought Philadelphia was in the Midwest.
But when I moved to Chicago the day after my honeymoon, Sandburg’s “stormy, husky, brawling” city welcomed me with broad shoulders and open arms, and I fell in love with my adoptive city. Put celery salt on my Vienna Beef, make my pizza like a cheese…Continue
Added by Donna Baer on March 12, 2014 at 5:25pm — No Comments
A great friend of mine just had a beautiful baby boy, and BOY OH BOY, I know how tough it is to make dinner and take care of a newborn! So, I offered to prepare her favorite meal. She told me that her favorite dish was lasagna, even joking how she must be related to Garfield somehow... "Lasagna...", I said, thinking that I actually haven't had my mom's wonderful lasagna for a long, long time. I think the last time I ate her lasagna was 8 years ago, when she came to visit us to see her new…Continue
I originally posted this a few years ago, but it's definitely one that I like to pull out of the vault again at holiday time. Cause it's about liquor. And who DOESN'T need a cup of cheerful something or other at this time of the year??!!
You know it's gonna be a good day when you're strolling through the wine aisle at the grocery store on a random…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 11, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Please, feel free to view the original post on my blog, Mama Chirps :)
I have to post this recipe, mostly for future reference, because it was awesome! Not to mention, it was paleo AND vegan, too. I decided to experiment today and ventured outside of the normal old smoothie box, and came up with a healthy Chocolate Banana Green Smoothie.
Added by Danialle Birdwell on August 5, 2013 at 6:02pm — No Comments
By Anne-Marie Kovacs, Chief Wife
The Succulent Wife is proud to be a program ambassador working with HumanaVitality®. By integrating rewards with healthy behaviors, HumanaVitality provides the tools and support necessary to help Humana members live healthier lives and furthers Humana’s Dream to Help People Achieve Lifelong Well-BeingSM. For more information about…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on July 8, 2013 at 9:23pm — No Comments
By Audrey van Petegem, Chief Editor
Who knew that it was an American bartender, working at a bar in Paris in the roaring 20′s, that would come up with the iconic American drink that is the Bloody Mary.
Traditionally, the Bloody Mary is made with vodka, tomato juice, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and garnished with a lime; all served in a tall glass. This cocktail has come a…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on June 6, 2013 at 7:56am — No Comments
By Audrey van Petegem, Senior Editor
If you are a fan of the Mad Men show, then you know that the era’s drink of choice was the cocktail – and not just one… Set in the 60′s in NYC, the era romanticized the Rat Pack’s image of a bottomless drink and a smoke, a vice for each hand.
Forget about the…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on June 3, 2013 at 7:01am — No Comments
Added by Lisa | Sweet 2 Eat Baking on June 1, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments
This Banana Bread Loaf is delicious and moist with lots of flavour. Perfect sliced with tea or coffee. Banana bread is wonderful toasted too. Best with overripe bananas.
It was my birthday on Friday. I turned 21 again, but with 11…Continue
Added by Lisa | Sweet 2 Eat Baking on May 31, 2013 at 12:51pm — No Comments
Do you have bananas that are about to go bad? If so, don’t toss them out. They are perfect for making banana muffins or bread. In fact, they can even be be turning brown. These muffins are not only easy to make but they are very moist and tasty. The crumb topping was fantastic on top of the muffins even some of mine my muffins didn’t come out looking pretty. I wanted to make something that was a bit different than the traditional banana bread recipe.
Get the recipe…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on April 8, 2013 at 5:03pm — No Comments
I found this recipe on All Recipes in a last minute search for a different kind of flavor instead of my go-to ‘Parmesan Tilapia’. While I could have just posted the link and called it a day, I of course didn’t follow all of their directions and…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on March 28, 2013 at 7:17pm — No Comments
Original Content from: Oh, Just Stop Already
Let me preface this recipe that I did NOT make this a CLEAN version. I waited too long to hit up the healthy food store in the next town over so I did the best that I could do with what I could find on a Sunday…
Added by Chelle on March 28, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Cod isn’t a fish I cook with often but I have no clue why! It’s filling, hearty and delicious. After making this dish, Cod will definitely be in the mix! When I came home from the grocery store with my ‘new’ found fish, I put a post on Facebook requesting an easy, fast & flavorful recipe! Of course, my lovelies (many…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on February 22, 2013 at 2:13pm — No Comments
This is what I call a Lazy Mamas Crockpot Dinner! I came up with this dish one morning with no recipe, I wasn’t inspired by anything in particular; I opened my refrigerator and had carrots, pre-sliced mushrooms and chuck roast. That was dinner. You can see how lazy I was because I didn’t even cut the carrots, but with…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on February 13, 2013 at 8:24am — No Comments
What do you do with too many apples and too little fridge space?
I usually turn them into apple crumble, the butterless and nutty version. Those who know me will know my aversion to butter. I can…
Added by Felicia Tan on February 12, 2013 at 9:20am — No Comments
I put together this crockpot on a cold, snowy day. I knew by lunch-time that the last thing I wanted to do was stand in the kitchen cooking dinner come 5pm so this was perfect! I put all of the ingredients in the crockpot, stirred and turned it on high for 4 hours.
Though I couldn’t taste anything (thank…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on January 28, 2013 at 12:13pm — No Comments
I feel like I’ve been posting a lot of recipes lately… ummmm…
Added by Angelique Lorence on January 17, 2013 at 2:56pm — No Comments
I put this crock-pot together on Sunday when the boys were recovering from the flu. Yes, I already know what you’re thinking… Mexican food? With the flu? Crazy, right? Well, they pretty much spent Friday and Saturday on the couch, eating nothing but toast with jelly,…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on January 14, 2013 at 3:24pm — No Comments
Ahhhhh Sunday. I needed Sunday. We went to church in the morning and then I took a little Sunday drive by myself while the boys (all 3 of them) napped. I listened to music, sipped a soy latte and cleared my head. It was refreshing after all of my stressful ob-gyn stuff. I’m still stressed about…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on January 7, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
I love that our little family now has a few traditions throughout the year and this is one of them! Monkey Bread. I only make it one time a year; on Christmas morning and this year I am especially excited for it (probably bc I’m pregnant and have been craaaaving it since December 1st!)
Monkey Bread is prepared on Christmas Eve and left sitting out on the counter until morning. Then, all you have to do when you wake is pop it in the oven, set a timer, and voila! 20 minutes…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on December 20, 2012 at 3:44pm — No Comments