Dec 132010
Pan-Seared Oatmeal

The last time I was home in Chicago,  I went out for brunch with my sister at a place called “Orange”.  Jenna ordered the oatmeal, but when it arrived at the table, we were a bit confused.  So confused that we stopped the waitress to let her know she brought the wrong dish–because we were [read more…]

Dec 022010
Spaghetti Squash with Ratatouille

It happens every year.  The temperature drops into the 40’s, I’m starting to see my breath in the air on my walk to work, and I’m fighting the transition from my wool coat to my giant puffy coat to delay my inevitable metamorphisis into the Michelin Man.  And right around this time, I start craving italian [read more…]

Nov 302010
Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

After five consecutive days that started with bagels and ended in pie, I was craving something lighter.  This salad uses some of the left over ingredients that are around after Thanksgiving, and might help get you back on track. For me that’s a pretty distant track at this point… This salad has roasted butternut squash, [read more…]

Nov 172010
Turkey Chili loaded with Veggies and Beans

I like to think of myself as somewhat of a tomboy.  I’ve always been able to throw a ball (which is more than either of my sisters can say).  I can get ready, start to finish, in 20 minutes (which is a LOT more than my boyfriend can say).  But, one thing I have never [read more…]