Improvise a thick, chunky tomato soup, starting with a store-bought pasta sauce. This method will help you sauté, simmer, and garnish your way to a soup that relies on the leftover ingredients you already have in your fridge or cupboard: pasta, kielbasa or sausage, spices, and vegetables.
Cheese Strata with Asparagus is an easy-cheesy breakfast or dinner recipe that’s great for using up extra bread, milk, and/or eggs you might have on-hand. It keeps, freezes, and reheats well.
Take a little bit of leftover cake, add whipped cream and a custard, lemon curd, or pudding, you whip up from scratch, and you can do a to-die-for trifle improv.
In its Free Wi-Fi series, Make It Like a Man visits cafes throughout Chicago, and reviews them as work and study spaces for students, travelers, and people who work from home. This edition reviews the Starbucks in Boystown. In addition: a shout out to Treasure Island.
Gino’s East River North reinvents itself. Henceforth a microbrewer of craft beer… Eat It Like a Man! 1st ed. See related article in DNAinfo Chicago.
Chicago’s North Shore Restaurant Month, Feb. 2014. MiLam attended a kick-off party at Farmhouse Evanston. Drank some Temperance Beer. MiLam recommends Restaurant Month, and plugs one of its favorite Evanston hang-outs, Unicorn Cafe.
Considering that baking a hand-crafted loaf of bread takes a bit of hands-on experience, this is an easy recipe.
Valentine Dinner for Two: multi-course, red-themed menu with recipes
Red bell peppers and walnut make a sweet, fairly easy appetizer dip. If you use a jar of peppers instead of roasting your own, it’s SUPER-easy! But roasting your own is economical and certainly not a challenge. Either way, this is a truly spectacular dip.