Homemade cherry cheese cake: buttery layers filled with preserves and frosted with cream cheese. Get the recipe.
The obvious stars of these Avocado, Bacon, and Ham Sandwiches are the crusty, chewy baguette and dry-cured country ham – but the avocado really steals the show. These sandwiches have no cheese, and you’ll never miss it. An easy, but worthy recipe.
Strawberry Pineapple Crisp is unusual. And it has lime. It’s good.
Martha Stewart’s Tropical Fruit Salad is made with fresh pineapple, strawberry, lime, and coconut chips. It’s probably the simplest of the Martha recipes I know, but its nonetheless characteristically delicious and distinctive.
The recipe for this raspberry rum shrub cocktail goes back to colonial times. It’s made from fresh fruit, ginger ale, and, uh … vinegar – but don’t let that get to you. It’s an adventure in a Collins glass. Finally! A better answer to “Bring me a shrubbery!”
Recipe review: homemade wild blackberry scones, made with sour cream and butter, from America’s Test Kitchen. You wouldn’t believe what I had to go through to bring you this post. Blackberry canes have thorns, man.
Mexican Breakfast at Cantina 1910 in Andersonville, Chicago: a review. (Just after this review, Cantina closed. Post hoc, ergo propter hoc.)
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse is a Chicago icon. Here’s our review.
Big City Chicken, a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant on Chicago’s Navy Pier, serves up fried chicken worth fighting through crowds to get to. (Just to clarify, for my Polish relatives in Detroit, that’s Big-City Chicken, not Big City-Chicken. I know … sigh.)