Sweet Corn Fusion Elotes Pasta

Mexican Street Corn Elotes are Mexican street corn.  Normally, eaten straight from the cob.  Since that is a tad messy, this recipe is all of that flavor but less mess.  Adding pasta so this can be considered more of a filling main dish.  That and Susie is generally against corn.  So pasta is one way of […]

Spring Stuffed Alfredo Shells

Spring Produce = Asparagus Let’s be honest, spring isn’t here yet, but that doesn’t mean I can’t find my favorite produce.  The beginning of the seasonal spring offerings are here.  Last week, I found skinny asparagus popping up so as usual I buy what I like.  Then comes the question of what do I cook with […]

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 […]

Top Brunch With The Cherry Pit Cafe

Brunch is a big deal in the city, yet you will realize that you have been settling for brunch.  Why have a subpar version of breakfast and lunch when you can choose what you really want?  We were lucky enough that one of our friends brought to light the Cherry Pit Cafe.  The Cherry Pit […]

Culinary Fight Club: Bacon King Edition

In case you haven’t heard there is a new bacon king of Chicago.  His name is Chef Lance Avery, creator of Big Fork Bacon Sausages.  He won the title at our Pork Fight in March at The Chop Shop in Wicker Park.  Serving up a savory dish with mushrooms, pasta and bacon, he managed to […]

Spring Into El Tapeo For Tapas

El Tapeo is a long time feature on our blog.  I am not sure how many seasons we have spent with them, but each one is as delectable as the last.   Their Spring into Tapas had a few new additions to their spring menu.  They are a hidden gem in Oak Brook inside Le […]

Chicken Enchiladas (Perfect every time)

So these our are absolutely favorite perfect every time chicken enchiladas.  Whew!  That was a lot of descriptive words there.    My family has been making these for years.  And while they’re not really spicy (most of the family likes mild) they are truly tasty. The best part about this enchilada recipe is that it […]