We would have loved to be at our home on Cape Cod this weekend, but we are in Chicago, so brought the
Cape to us.

Is there anything better for Sunday brunch or at a football tailgate than a Bloody Mary? It’s my family’s tradition to have “Bloodies” on most holidays, and Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter would not be complete without them. My father would make a large pitcher of his “special recipe” and everyone would have one as they …

When I wrote my post about Cannoli last week, the first “Like” and “Comment” on Instagram were from my niece and Goddaughter, Abby Duvall. Her comment? “Love Cannolis!” I know I said I would probably just buy them in the future after losing to the hot oil, but I can’t say no to “Sweets”, so …

When your friend asks you to do a cooking class by Zoom, how can you say no??

If you’ve ever visited Boston, chances are you have taken the Freedom Trail, the 2.5 mile walking tour that winds its way from Boston Common and the Massachusetts State House to the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown, passing 16 landmarks that are historically significant to the birth of the United States. After departing Faneuil Hall, …

Cinco de Mayo is a big deal in Chicago where we have one of the largest Mexican populations in the US. This may seem surprising given Chicago’s location in the center of the country and over a thousand miles from the border. So, why is there such a large Mexican population here? The reason is …

When you have a taste for Thai food, usually you simply order for delivery, right? Pad Thai, Green Curry Chicken, Red Curry Beef, Tom Yum Soup, Satay with Peanut Sauce all can be delivered within about 30 minutes for a taste bud tingling, and usually inexpensive dinner from your favorite local Thai restaurant. They are …

Here it is, 8 weeks into the Stay Home order during the Corona Virus pandemic of 2020, when I embarked upon my cook book project and starting posting what I’ve been cooking to FaceBook and Instagram. While I’ve been creating and trying new things in the kitchen, I am now firmly in the “Learn Something …