December 31, 2008

My Favorite Chicago Restaurant Discoveries of 2008

Poached Pears at Kiki's Bistro

With 2009 hours around the corner, I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on some tasty eats I enjoyed in 2008. It’s hard to believe the year is already over but I’m thankful for some of the delicious discoveries I’ve made along the way. Read along as I recap my top 5 favorite Chicago restaurants I discovered in 2008. And here’s to discovering more in 2009!

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On Kansas City BBQ


In a recent trip to Kansas City, I had the opportunity to try the very cuisine the Midwestern city is famous for: their barbecue! If you like dousing your food with lots of sauce like me, you’ll love Kansas City BBQ – a city and a cuisine that is more than liberal when it comes to sauce. Here in Chicago, we have various barbecue joints like Carson’s Ribs or Smoke Daddy BBQ but nothing near as fun or as tasty as Gates BBQ, a famous Kansas City barbecue chain.

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December 30, 2008

Last Minute New Year’s Eve Recipes

It’s New Year’s Eve tomorrow night and I bet you’re still recovering from Christmas, Hanukkah or whatever holiday it is that has you exhausted sick of food, and most of all: sick of cooking. It’s hard to muster up the will to cook or entertain again so soon but Recipe4Living has some quick and easy New Year’s Eve appetizer recipes that will make your preparations feel like a breeze.

Check out our list of 20 Last Minute New Year’s Eve Appetizers.

More New Year’s Eve recipes after the jump.

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December 29, 2008

Zip N’ Steam Ziploc Omelets


Ladies and gentleman, it’s true. You can make an honest to-g-d omelette using an honest to g-d Ziploc Zip N’ Steam bag. If you’ve got eggs, a microwave, and this specific kind of Ziploc bag, then you ‘ve got breakfast too. Click on “read the rest of this entry” to find out how to make an omelet in the microwave!

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