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by on October 22nd, 2010

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

A can of pumpkin met a bag of chocolate chips and fell in love.

I love seeing pumpkins growing in a field and it always reminds me of school field trips with my kids when they were in kindergarten and everyone got to pick out a pumpkin to take home for carving.

Pumpkin pie has never been one of my favorite fall desserts. Seems like I always make one at Thanksgiving and 3/4 of the pie is still left by the time we are throwing out left overs. I do love pumpkin bread and pumpkin bread pudding with caramel […]

by on March 31st, 2010

Chocolate Angel Pie

One terrific pie and you will have angelic thoughts while eating it.

It seems like all I’m doing for this blog is desserts. I do promise to get back to some real food soon. This is another recipe that I was teaching at a technique class recently. As usual, I’m suppose to be teaching pie crust class (kind of boring) so I decided to teach one pie crust and instead of the cookie crust I was suppose to make (and who doesn’t know how to make a graham cracker crust anyway), I decided to do this recipe that my sister […]

by on July 22nd, 2009

Migas Bark

Last weekend we were in Chicago visiting our son and daughter-in-law who live in Bucktown. They have such wonderful restaurants, and so many are within walking distance of their home. One night we went to this new little restaurant Mado. Their motto is Midwestern farmers, Mediterranean flavors. This restaurant is on one of the busiest streets in trendy Bucktown.

This restaurant is owned and operated by a husband and wife Allie and Rob Levitt, who met at culinary school. They have worked in some of Chicago’s best restaurants. The restaurant processes and cure all their own meats and serve almost […]

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