May 11, 2012

Food Dreams of a Friday in the Office

It’s almost Friday night, and I’m at my desk thinking about all of these exciting things I would like to eat this weekend. Does this ever happen to you? Keep reading for some great recipes that I think I’ll be enjoying this weekend — you should too. Read the rest of this entry »

May 3, 2012

Weekend Grilling Recipes!

It’s the weekend, the forecast is warm, and it’s time to grill! Keep reading to see a bunch of our favorite grilling recipes. Read the rest of this entry »

April 26, 2011

Now That Easter’s Over…

It’s time to get pumped for Memorial Day! That means barbecue food galore. As much as I love spring, we don’t really experience it in Chicago. It might get up to 60 degrees a handful of times, but usually we’re in the 40s, and it’s raining. As you can guess that’s not fun at at all. But if you can keep your eye on the prize (like I’m trying to!), you’ll get through this horrid spring in no time and move on to summer. Keep reading for some barbecue picks!

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June 28, 2010

Quick and Easy 4th of July Party


I absolutely love 4th of July. Since I was a kid, my uncle would set off fireworks in the backyard as we’d run for cover and pray we wouldn’t get hit. This holiday means fun, delicious food and best of all…fireworks. The weather is always pretty toasty too!

Usually my aunt and uncle, the same one who’d set off fireworks, host a barbecue. They do a fabulous job, grilling burgers and hot dogs. Other relatives bring the potato salad, other salads and a ton of desserts. Needless to say, everyone chips in, in someway or another.

With that in mind, 4th of July parties shouldn’t be too complicated. The menus are pretty standard. The activities usually consist of eating, socializing and fireworks. Stress simply does not work on 4th of July. Everyone, including the host and/or hostess, should be smiling and having a fun time.

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