A St.Patrick’s Day Breakfast

This weekend, Chicago will be celebrating the wonderful day of St.Patrick, and dying the river a lovely shade of green.  Being Italian, St.Patrick’s day was never a big deal, but growing up, all of my friends happened to be Irish.  Very Irish.  I have even walked in the Indianapolis St.Patrick’s day parade carrying a bannerContinue reading “A St.Patrick’s Day Breakfast”

A True Kitchen Adventure II

A typical cousin dinner would not be the same without some elaborate element, so Gina and Concetta decided to get gorgeous table settings for our dinner from A Classic Party Rental.  Working at a rental company definitely has its perks for our small gatherings!  They were both so much help Saturday night and I am prettyContinue reading “A True Kitchen Adventure II”

A True Kitchen Adventure

Last night’s dinner was, to say the least, an adventure.  I learned four things last night. 1. You should melt chocolate on low heat or over boiling water. 2. How to make caramel. 3. Oil should be 350 degrees and will turn food into charcoal if too hot. 4. Cooking in a kitchen full of ItaliansContinue reading “A True Kitchen Adventure”

Uninspired or Nervous?

I am heading home this weekend and am really looking forward to everything I have planned.  I am a very family oriented person, so it is hard for me to believe I have not seen my grandparents since CHRISTMAS!!! I am really excited to be going home for a 90th birthday party on Sunday because IContinue reading “Uninspired or Nervous?”

Feeling Adventurous?

So I am sitting at my desk eating the leftover chicken soup (which might be better today than Sunday) and I realized I did not include how to make the homemade egg noodles!  I am assuming most people don’t want to take the time to do this, but if you are feeling adventurous and wantContinue reading “Feeling Adventurous?”

Good Mood Food

Yesterday was such a great day!  I started off the morning having breakfast with my roommates.  I got my inspiration for the day while we were eating. My roommate ordered Eggs Benedict and thought the sauce was not edible.  She pretty much took it all off.  I remembered  my new recipe book included a recipe forContinue reading “Good Mood Food”

Baby It’s Cold Outside

It’s the end of February and normally I would be anxiously awaiting spring and warm weather, but since moving to Chicago, I have been informed that apparently February is only the middle of winter, not the end.  I guess here in the Windy City, it is possible to have snow in may.  I shiver justContinue reading “Baby It’s Cold Outside”

Chicken Soup

Growing up, my mom’s chicken soup was by far one of my favorite meals.  My Grandma’s is just as good, but my mom would always separate the vegetables from the soup for me (I wouldn’t touch it if there were vegetables in there) and I never ate my Grandmother’s until I was older and gotContinue reading “Chicken Soup”

Success in the Kitchen!

After slaving in the kitchen for a little over an hour, my friends and I enjoyed a delicious meal of caesar salad and pasta with Lucia Sauce!  I would declare this kitchen adventure a true success…especially because one of my roommates went back for not seconds, not thirds, but fourths!  I won’t name names, butContinue reading “Success in the Kitchen!”