Art & Appetite.

Art and Appetite Chicago Exhibit

The Art Institute of Chicago has combined two of my favorite things in Art & Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine. Food and art! There were paintings, dishes and eating utensils, sculptures, cookbooks, posters, menus and more. Most from the 18th through the … [Read more...]

9 Soup, Chowder & Chili Ideas.

Tomato Spinach Soup Recipe

That bowl up there is Tomato Spinach Tortellini, but with ditalini pasta instead of tortellini. I'm pretty sure you can substitute any pasta in this one. I sometimes cook italian sausage to add in this soup. Delicious! Especially with freshly grated parmigiano reggiano cheese on … [Read more...]

A Good Gluten-Free Bread Brand.

Rudi's Gluten-Free Cinnamon Raisin

Rudi, Rudi, Rudi. I love you so! Lol For the past few months, I've been slowly cutting back on eating foods with (wheat) flour. I ate a lot less hamburger & hotdog buns and sandwich breads, and for the most part opted for gluten-free ones instead. Health-wise, the results … [Read more...]

Old eggs?

How to tell if eggs are still fresh

How do you tell if your eggs are too old (assuming the egg carton has a "Sell by" date and not a clear-cut expiration)? I had no clue until my Husband shared the following with me: According to Cooks Illustrated, you place the eggs in cup/bowl of cold water. If it settles … [Read more...]