Bagel Chips

Home is where my family is. And my favorite breakfast spot, Once Upon a Bagel. Oh, and you can’t forget the most amazing grocery store of all time, Trader Joe’s. I can only think of one or two times since college that a visit to Highland Park has not included a stop at Once Upon…

Spinach Soufflé

Comfort food comes in many different forms, from macaroni and cheese, to ice cream and brownies, to soup on a cold, rainy day. It comes with many different purposes as well, from soothing a sore throat to helping you unwind after a long week. One example of comfort food for me is my mom’s spinach…

In the Name of Good Food

 The heart wants what it wants. Same goes for the stomach. There are some meals and drinks that are just absolutely and inexplicably swoon-worthy. And I’m not talking about that $50 steak or a top-shelf bottle of bourbon. Sometimes, it’s the cheap $1 burger at a dive bar in a college town. Or it’s a…

Apple Crisp Oatmeal Cookie Cups

If you’re like me, you probably can’t run into a grocery store right now without loading up on an assortment of apples, and have probably made multiple trips to your local apple orchards. Fall is my favorite season and my recipe choices certainly reflect that right now. This weekend, I stumbled onto CountryLiving’s roundup of…

From the Ground Up: Hatched

Baking, like music, is the marriage of art and science. In music, it takes the mathematics of rhythm to produce a melody. In baking, it takes precise measurements to make the dough rise. It’s a comparison that Allison Cebulla, the baker behind Hatched, understands perfectly. She majored in music performance and minored in culinary arts….

Gluten-Free Icebox Cake

Let me start by saying this may be the only time you’ll hear me talk glowingly about something with the word “icebox” in it while the temperature outside is below zero. My mom introduced me to an icebox cake recipe at my family’s Chanukah party last month – and yes, as you may remember, I…