Favorite Minestrone Soup

Whoa. It is COLD in Chicago today. Holy moly.   I left my makeup bag by the window last night and it literally turned my mascara into this thick goopy mess that makes my eyelashes look like tarantula legs on steroids. I'm going to need an ice pick to get out my moisturizer.   But the good thing about freezy cold days are that they make for the best cozy nights at home! One of my favorite parts of December is coming home after a long day of Christmas shopping in the cold, … [Read more...]

Make-Ahead Mini Muffin Pizzas – Back to School

Can you all believe its already mid August?? I've been trying to live in denial that summer might actually end, but Famous Footwear and Old Navy will just not give it a rest. So. many. back to school commercials going on.   Which isn't entirely depressing... I love fall. Love boots, changing leaves, football tailgates... my birthday... :)   But most of all (totally not surprising), I love fall food. We start getting back into some comfort food - and there is nothing more … [Read more...]

Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad

  So we're coming into the last week of January everyone! Its just about that time when every day-time talk show, magazine, and newspaper reminds us that we are in a competition with our New Years Resolutions and its time to check the score...   So if chocolate, cycling class, and happy hour are kicking your pretty little butt, stop stressing because this isn't the NFL. Not even high school basketball... this is pee wee soccer ladies and gents; and everyone is a winner as long … [Read more...]

Chicken and Roasted Tomato Sandwich with Mozzarella

So bare with me on this post everyone! Remember last Friday's post? My Quinoa Salad with Roasted Tomatoes?? I was trying to be all organized (for once) and coordinate recipes to show you how to rollover my Roasted Tomatoes into two recipes.... Aka..show you how to use Friday's post to make an easy dinner on Sunday. But... the Golden Globes were on... and Revenge... and Downton Abbey...so there was literally no time to do anything productive with my life besides rot on my couch with a glass of … [Read more...]

Hearty Minestrone Soup & Your Christmas Shopping Survival Guide!

Alright ladies. Today I want to talk shopping... Somewhere between Black Friday and December 24th, shopping is no longer a leisure activity - it is a sport. Blood, sweat, and tears baby. My Starbucks latte is no longer just delicious, it is fuel. And yes, I am wearing sneakers.. with my skinny jeans. Because I will be walking around the mall for 4 hours looking for the perfect present and low heels will just slow me down. But with the busy parking lots, long lines, and mobs of people, Mrs. … [Read more...]