Category Archives: dessert

A Birthday at Café des Architectes

When Lizz and I were first living on our own, way back in 2003, we would treat ourselves every few paychecks to what we called “grown up dinner.” The requirements were simple: The restaurant had to be a sit-down place, … Continue reading

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Jean Banchet 2012

Here in Chicago, there is an annual award likened to the “Local Emmy’s for Chefs” called the Jean Banchet Awards, named for the renowned Chicago chef. Many months ago, nominations for the annual awards began, and Chicago’s chef and foodie … Continue reading

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A Chocolate Malt

It’s been two years. Two years since my life as I knew it was turned upside down. Two years since we said goodbye to my dad. I can hardly believe it. In some ways it feels like yesterday, and in … Continue reading

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Downtown Sister Date: Sixteen, avec, NoMi

For the last six or so years, my sister and I make a point to spend at least one day together downtown to take in the amazingness that is Chicago during the holidays. It really is beautiful, and it’s so … Continue reading

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Buttery English Toffee with Almonds

For as long as I can remember, New Years Day has been “Christmas” with my mom’s best friend, Eo, and her family. We use it as an opportunity to spend time together, exchange gifts, and eat delicious food. For as … Continue reading

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