Recipe: Tangy Glaze Meatloaf

I rarely cook meatloaf. It’s mostly because I think of it as a glob of meat or a large meatball. Usually when I do make it, it’s because I’m trying to find something different to make, I can’t think of a recipe to use with ground beef, and I want to get in and out of the kitchen!  While searching for some recipes on Pinterest, I stumbled up on this…

Taqueria San Jose

My guilty pleasure for Mexican food has to be from Taqueria San Jose.  I’ll drive pass all the taquerias on Chicago’s east side and go north to Bridgeport just for their chicken enchiladas and steak tacos. I was first introduced to Taqueria San Jose by my husband.  He works at a nearby hospital and knows some of the “greasy spoon” spots in the area.  He’s also a huge fan of…

Smoque BBQ

Since March, I’ve had the opportunity to work remotely due to the pandemic. However, working remotely has kept me from some of my favorite lunch-time restaurants.  Well the other day, I decided to stop by the job and put up my little Christmas tree in my office. While taking a break, I had an epiphany to order some carryout from Smoque BBQ!  Smoque BBQ uses the Toast Takeout app services for…

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken

Tonight, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken appeared on UberEats as an option for residents in the South Shore neighborhood.  This covid-restaurant-food-delivery experience is something I’m still learning. It appears certain restaurants are only available via UberEats at certain days and times and also allow travel to my neighborhood. For me this has been an odd experience, because I’ll easily travel to a restaurant to get the food, but having the…

Honky Tonk BBQ

The first time I visited Honky Tonk BBQ was about five years ago with a dear friend of mine. In fact, we visited twice after work to catch up, fellowship, and eat good food.  It’s a place for nice gatherings for a southern style cooked meal.  However during the COVID-19 pandemic, more restaurants are still closed for indoor dining, but offer a nice online menu for ordering carryout or food…

Recipe: Southern Style White Cheddar Shrimp and Grits

I absolutely love shrimp and grits, but because I’m lactose intolerant, there’s only so much of it I can eat. Basically, how much do I want my tummy to be pissed off at me! This recipe is rich, but not as rich as it could be with tons of different cheeses and cream. What’s important is there’s butter, some cheese, and tons of flavors! Even better, I’m using ingredients that…