Food Bites

Pomegranate Bourbon Smash

Pomegranate Bourbon Smash

You know it’s officially fall when you switch from vodka to whiskey (or bourbon)… I told myself I need to make more fun cocktails, so here we are. These pomegranate bourbon smash cocktails are super easy to make and they are so delicious. Plus they’re […]

Chipotle Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl

Chipotle Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl

Monday detox coming in hot. I did nothing but lay on my couch, binge watch Mindhunter (that came out Friday… finally)… I loved it. No surprise there, it’s right up my alley with true crime, psychology and a sort of Law & Order feel to […]

Jalapeños Popper Crescents ft. LA MORENA®

Jalapeños Popper Crescents ft. LA MORENA®

Disclaimer: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #VivaLaMorena #RediscoverLaMorena #CollectiveBias With football season and tailgating in full swing, I’m always looking for new appetizer recipes. I seem to find myself always going towards spicy […]

Cinnamon Apple + Pear Sangria

Cinnamon Apple + Pear Sangria

Obviously with a new season comes a new batch of cocktails and a new batch of sangria recipes (I did no sangria recipes this summer…. lol) But back to all seriousness, which isn’t serious, my brother and I thoroughly enjoyed this sangria when he was […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

“What exactly are you making?” — my parents when I told them I would be taking over the kitchen for a few hours to make this roasted butternut squash pasta sauce. Not your typical pasta sauce, but it still did not disappoint. A mix between […]

Pumpkin Apple Shandy

Pumpkin Apple Shandy

IT’S SWEATER WEATHER. The best weather. Apples, blackberries, peaches and  so many other goodies are in season. My tan may be fully faded, and faded way too quickly for my liking, but bring on another change in seasons. Bring on another batch of seasonal beers… […]

Labor Day Weekend Bites

Labor Day Weekend Bites

With Labor Day Weekend approaching, the end of summer is near…. where did it go? I’m not 100% sure, to be honest. I plan on doing a ton of cooking, cocktail making (and then eating and drinking, duh) this weekend. To switch up my normal […]

Restaurant Bites: Maison Marcel

Restaurant Bites: Maison Marcel

The north side of Chicago got a quaint new addition a few weeks ago. If you walk down Broadway you’ll see a white brick building, and you’ll look inside and see a fresh, crisp interior, and a Maison-Marcel sign. Youuuu should probably walk in and […]

Grilled Zucchini Summer Salad

Grilled Zucchini Summer Salad

My idea for this salad initially started out as a Grilled Avocado Salad… that didn’t turn out as planned when two of the avocados were super ripe and then one was hard as a baseball. Truly living out the avocado memes. So, instead, when gardens […]

S’Mores Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich

S’Mores Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich

  Today is National S’Mores Day, so naturally, I’m a sucker for basically any and all national holiday… and I made these s’mores chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches to celebrate. They are so freaking good, and actually so easy to make because I kinda took […]