Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Crostini

Happy Friday.... the 13th! So I like to think of Friday the 13th not as bad luck, but as maybe the best luck ever.   Friday the 13th gives you an excuse for everything. Seriously.   Forgot to pick up lunch for the meeting? It's Friday the 13th... Forgot your mom's birthday? It's Friday the 13th... (jkkk today's my mom's bday... totally did not forget your birthday!!) Finished off the box of chips ahoy?? No, that was just you. But if someone caught you finishing … [Read more...]

Tomato, Avocado, and Cucumber Crostini with Creamy Sherry Vinaigrette

Happy (Insert Holiday Here)!   It's officially wedding season....bbq season... baby shower season, memorial day... 4th of July.....grill outs....   Summer's coming and all this gorgeous warm weather (Its going to be 90 degrees today in Chicago!) means finding every possible excuse to celebrate cold beer, blue skies, fresh food, and awesome friends!     It also means that Jenny from apartment 201 is probably going to ask you to bring an appetizer to tomorrow … [Read more...]

Fish Tacos with Mango-Avocado Salsa

Hi guys! So I'm rested and recovered from my dinner party extravaganza last weekend and ready to get started on the next fiesta!¬†Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner which means its time to indulge in some yummy Mexican food! I love love love Mexican food....Mexican food doesn't particularly love me back...but I''ll take our rocky relationship. Ok, but first, I have a serious question for you... This needs to be cleared up before we get cooking.. How do you cut a mango?¬† Is it … [Read more...]