Favorite Recipes of 2013

Out on the town toasting the holidays with my dad! Hi! It's me. Kristina... Remember??   I feel like I need to reintroduce myself after this long hiatus I've taken from blogging over the holidays! Things like sugar cookies, onDemand movie marathons, and literally doing nothing have gotten in the way of me being anything close to productive. I just shamelessly self tanned (little NYE prep - which may or may not have been a terrible decision, we'll see what color I turn tomorrow...) … [Read more...]

Leftover Turkey Tacos with Chipotle Cream

There's only about one thing in this world that can pry me away from a 50% off Bloomingdales sale on Black Friday. Or 70% off at Sur La Table... OR a 20-50% off sale at Macy's.....30% off Jcrew.... Target...Homegoods...!     Okkkkk feeling slightly less confident about this decision....   And it's my FAVORITE family tradition. Every Friday morning after Thanksgiving my dad, little brother, and I venture out into the cold rural Illinois wilderness (aka the adorable … [Read more...]

In Season – Vegan Sweet Potato Tacos with Creamy Basil Lime Sauce

  Ok guys, these tacos ROCK.   And not like Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages. These are the Led Zepelin of tacos. Black Dog meets Taco Bell.... meets vegan.   And they are not messing around. These sweet potato tacos are so so good! .....   And so so in season! Today's post is all about eating in season and letting fall's produce shine! Don't let the sweet potatoes scare you off in these tacos - those little gems are spiced up with chili powder and cumin and … [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...]