February 23, 2013

Isn’t Comfort Food Great?

There’s nothing like coming home after a day of work, collapsing onto my couch or bed, and then making a quick, easy, and delicious dinner that just makes me really feel at home. Usually, it has to be something rich, cheesy, and warm, considering the weather in Chicago lately. What’s your favorite comfort food? Read the rest of this entry »

December 14, 2012

My New Favorite Comfort Food Plus a Recipe!

chicken and dumplings in a bowl with a spoon

I have a new favorite food. The previous title-holder was beef bourguignon, I mean, how can you go wrong with sirloin soaked in red wine? Heaven in a bowl. Well, the throne has been usurped, because chicken and dumplings has taken its place. Jokingly, I refer to it as the peasant’s beef bourguignon as the ingredients are inexpensive and there’s no need for high-quality ingredients (like a filet of beef). A good old roasting chicken or a few boneless skinless chicken breasts will do. Plus, you don’t even have to make the dumplings from scratch, you can use a can of refrigerated biscuits that you separate and quarter! As a non-baker, you know I love that.  Read the rest of this entry »

November 22, 2012

How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Tea

Menu Norm tea kettle

One of my favorite songs is Sting’s Englishman in New York. Particularly the lyric “I don’t drink coffee, I drink tea my dear.” That describes me perfectly. Well, kind of. I drink coffee on occasion, but I prefer tea. Specifically, Earl Grey tea. The aroma of bergamot oranges instantly relaxes me, and the warmth of the drink just about puts me in a trance. So, I thought I’d share with you how I go about making the perfect pot of tea. Read the rest of this entry »

January 30, 2012

Pinterest: How to Pin Your Favorite Recipes

What is Pinterest?

Pinterest is a social media tool that lets you share all of your finds on the Internet. In this guide, we are going to teach you how to pin and repin from your favorite recipe sites, like Recipe4Living and Chew on That. Keep reading to find out more about Pinterest and how to use it! Read the rest of this entry »

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