Recipe: Creamy Homemade Baked Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is my go-to meal for quick side dishes. It’s a holiday favorite with the family. You can’t have a barbeque or a Thanksgiving meal without it. While mac and cheese is supposed to be cheesy, it shouldn’t be that you’re eating all cheese. I’m not a fan of six to eight different cheeses in one meal.  Having a couple is enough for me. It’s taken me a…

Foodie Sheltering in Place during the Coronavirus

It’s June and during this time of the year, Chicago has many neighborhood food festivals to satisfy tastebuds. Unfortunately because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), all food festivals have been canceled in the Chicago area.  Yes, it’s been hard for this foodie. While many communities are sheltering in place, Chicago is slowly starting to re-open a lot of its restaurants for sit-down service. Although some communities have been awarded the opportunity…

Christmas Time at Museum of Science and Industry

I haven’t been at the Museum of Science and Industry since I was a child in grammar school on a field trip. This year I found a Groupon with an option to take a photo with Santa and get some milk and cookies! Wow did I have a great time! Going on a weekday meant less crowds and snotty nose kids.  

Recipe: Cajun and Lemon Pepper Salmon [Keto Friendly]

This salmon recipe is one of my favorite go-to meals on Sundays. It only takes about 17 – 20 minutes to complete. I usually serve the fish with pasta and sautéed cabbage or roasted asparagus. Plus if there are leftovers, I like to use the fish to make salmon croquettes! Quick and easy to make oven-baked salmon.