5 Essential Tools for Tackling DIY Projects

I’ve been a city-dweller my whole adult life – in NYC and now Chicago since graduating college. I bring this up because I am not one of those (lucky) people that have a whole garage workshop with space and tools and room to keep extra things. That would be incredible, and maybe one day that…

We’re in Quarantine… And Things Get Weird

It’s been nearly two years since I started this blog and several months since I last posted, but the world is a weird place right now. What better time than during COVID-19 to resuscitate a blog? A whirlwind catchup of the last 6+ months: I started at a new job (love it) and we bought…

Harissa Roasted Carrots with Pumpkin Sage Hummus

The Christmas tree is up and we're just past Thanksgiving, but I am still full on in fall / winter vegetable mode! One of my favorites -- and honestly, a beautiful recipe that looks harder than it is -- are Harissa Roasted Carrots with Pumpkin Sage Hummus recipe from Crowded Kitchen. The end result is…

A First Timer’s Guide to Eating in Chicago

I get asked a lot about where to eat (mabye because I'm always eating!), so I wanted to round up some of my top Chicago suggestions for you here. To note, whenever someone is visiting, I always ask if they have been to Chicago before (or New York, or whatever city we’re talking about!) because…

How to Eat Out On Your Own (and Not Look Crazy)

Eating on your own – and enjoying it – is an art, and it’s not something that many people try to do until forced (a business trip, for example). I’ll admit, the second half of the title is misleading. You may look crazy, but maybe that’s what you’re going for! Either way, this post is…

Mezzi Rigatoni Soup with Italian Sausage & Kale

I have been aboslutley dying to make this Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage & Kale from one of my all-time fav foodies, The Modern Proper, and finally had the chance the other day! You could actually taste the excitement in the air as I decided this is what I was going to do with my…