brussels sprouts

Brussels Sprouts | Roasted with Maple and Balsamic

If you love them, you really love them. If you don’t, you really don’t. Brussels sprouts. These cute “little cabbages” have their own fan club, and they’ve broken away from the 2- or 3-veg, overcooked, British dinner plate. Although there is something rather old-fashioned about the Brussels sprout, with a few strategic tosses and 25 minutes in a hot oven, they have a refreshed appeal.

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vegan deep dish pizza in cast iron pan

Plant-based Deep Dish Pizza

I’m from Chicago, so deep dish is the only way I know how to eat pizza. I mean, I’m perfectly capable of eating thin-crust pizza, but why settle for second best?

The only thing better than eating deep dish pizza is being able to make your own whenever you want. All you need is an amazing recipe. Well, today is your lucky day.

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Foxes Boxes

Rachel and Randy Fox | The Foxes Boxes

Five Minutes with Rachel and Randy Fox | The Foxes Boxes:

We chatted with Rachel while Randy did his thing in the kitchen, and daughter Isabel (on spring break) wandered in: this hip new restaurant exudes a friendly vibe, and makes you feel like you just became family.

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smoked carrot lox on an everything bagel

Smoked Carrot Lox: your new favorite brunch

What is your favorite brunch dish? And no, mimosas don’t count.

I absolutely love smoked salmon, also known as lox, piled high on a bagel with lots of red onion, cream cheese, and dill. Whenever I went out to brunch I looked over the menu to see if they offered my favorite dish.

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red eye bakery elaine brown

Elaine Brown | The Red Eye Bakery, Owner

Five Minutes with Elaine Brown, The Red Eye Bakery:

One of the reasons I got into baking was because I couldn’t find what I wanted on this side of town. I wanted baked goods made today – if people come in for something we don’t have, it’s because we have what we’ve just made.

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