Banana Nut Muffins

I’m a little embarrassed to admit how long I had these bananas. To be honest, I’m not really sure. But, that being said, what good bananas to bake with!  I’ve never actually made banana bread or muffins so I figured in the spirit of my ‘do something new everyday in June’ initiative, this would be … Continue reading

Chicago Art

As I’m sure you are aware, Chicago is well known for art and architecture. We did the river boat tour and checked out the Art Institue of Chicago, which was amazing. I absolutely love Roy Lichtenstein and was lucky that there was an exhibit of his work over Memorial Day with some familiar and new … Continue reading

Mushroom Polenta with Zucchini, Crispy Shallots and an Egg

The Italians sure like to take a lot of time with their grains. Risotto. Polenta. Need I say more? I’ve actually made versions of this dish with the quick ‘cornmeal mush’ recipe on the back of the cornmeal box, and dare I say, it’s not that bad! But in one of my last Foodzie boxes, … Continue reading

Pound Cake with Fruit in Walnut Liqueur

I love second dates. They tend to be the right combination of excitement, nerves and (on the good ones) creativity. Some of the memorable ones include going to a museum and watching a movie at home after, going to the open house of a building designed by my architect date’s firm, going to a baseball … Continue reading

My Return to Blogging with Herbed Lemon Dipping Sauce

You may have (I sure hope you have) noticed that I’ve been a little MIA from the blog over the past month. I promise, I have very good reason. 1) I was gone for most of May. I took a mini vacation every weekend, and had short little 4 day work weeks in between, which … Continue reading