3 Tricks For Perfect Pierogi

Make Your Own Pierogi Pierogi seem to be one of those dishes that few people make from scratch.  A little similar to fresh pasta there is technique involved, but with a pasta machine these delicious dumplings are worth the time and effort.  We went with a not so standard savory filling.  Generally you find pierogi with a […]

There Is No Pair – Pear Bread

Don’t Forget The Pear As fruits go, pears tend to be overlooked.  They don’t seem to be as popular as the apple, orange or banana.  Yet, you will find them in many a fruit juice secretly lurking by adding their sweetness.  Apples are the American fruit, but the pear is equally delicious.  Their addition to this […]

My Name Is Alison And I Have A Problem

Confession Time We’ve had such weird weather this fall, I mean its December 3rd and it’s 50 degrees in Chicago of all places. The land of the crazy wind chill and bad, blustery, cold, snowy winters. We did already have snow once this year, but it just hasn’t felt like winter. That too could be […]

In the Kitchen: Fall Recipes 10/6/17

Perfect Fall Recipes So let’s start something new!!  While I love making my own recipes, there are times when just like everyone else I find a recipe.  I hope that these fall recipes will be what you are looking for too.  When finding recipes, I either make it work for me or just give it […]

Pure Spoon For Perfect Carrot Cake Muffins

I’m here to tell you about Pure Spoon, a line of organic purees for kids!  Normally I don’t cover food for kids, but this seemed way too perfect to pass up.  My niece and nephew are nearly 2 and 4.   Sometimes I spoil them with toys, but I know that their parents and I […]

Blackberry Hazelnut Sweet Rolls

Blackberry Season Cooking seasonally can be a challenge, however you might just find what is plentiful pairs best.  You might be thinking blackberries aren’t in season, but we’ve been finding them on sale left and right.  All the stores in our area have gorgeous ripe berries.  Our favorite kind that used to grow wild in […]

Egg Drop Soup

First, I must apologize for being lax on posting.  Some sort of cold has hit us and kept us from being normal functional human beings.  However, coming through the other side of some tissue boxes, I can share a great soup for the sick that you can make even if you are suffering. If you […]

Maple Mellows AKA Shortbread Cookies

Coming up with clever names for cookies is a challenge.  I should probably explain the name.  These are maple inspired shortbread cookies.  With maple sugar as the star ingredient adding in that tang that we love.  Combined with our secret ingredients these cookies literally disappear when they hit your tongue.  Perhaps you have had something […]

Serve Up Turkey French Toast

The title sounds absurd, turkey with french toast. However, don’t discount the idea yet because we are going savory. You may recognize this as a Monte Cristo.  This is one of the recipes that is quick and simple but makes lunch a little bit more tasty.  If you haven’t figured it out, then Alison is […]

Creamy Bacon And Mushroom Chicken

Sometimes you really want all the flavor of bacon in a dish so you disguise it with mushrooms and chicken breasts as well.  Truly though, this is a pasta dish that is all about the protein.  We’re rendering our bacon and browning our chicken for bold flavor.  Add in some mushrooms and cream and you’re […]

Raspberry Lime Sweet Rolls

Raspberry season has not quite come to an end.  Until the first frost you can still pick at farms like Heider’s Berry Farm in Woodstock. A place where raspberries taste so good you would swear off candy.  We ended up picking there a few times this summer.  So of course there was an abundance of […]

Cheryl Inspires Us To Slow Cook

We had the delight of being invited to witness some slow cookery by our friend and fellow blogger, Cheryl. Her blog is delightful with lots of drinks and fashion. We got to talking to the ladies of Zen of Slow Cooking.  You can find out more about them here.  After talking about how we all […]