It’s Been A While!

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on August 22, 2013

in family, friends, pasta, pescetarian summer, photography, random, travel

Oh hey there! It’s been a while…over a month actually. I’ve had an interesting summer, to say the least. My pescetarian summer challenge? Went well, I ate more veggies and sushi, and had no shame about eating a tuna sandwich for dinner. Camp was truly exhausting, my girls really kept me on my toes! As […]


Sister Date: Nightwood

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on May 2, 2013

in dinner out, family

I’ve learned a few things about Chicago restaurants in my time life living here. For one, just because a restaurant is popular does NOT mean that it’s good. Case and point: Rainforest Cafe. Sometimes, little neighborhood places can be much more remarkable without the notoriety. Another thing I’ve learned: when my sister says that a […]


Buttermilk Drop Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on April 8, 2013

in Baking, family, simple recipe, Uncategorized

There is one thing that Adam requests for me to make for his birthday breakfast year after year. Biscuits and gravy. Growing up in the north suburbs of Chicago, I can count on one hand, ok two fingers, the number of times I had tasted biscuits and gravy before meeting Adam. He’s quite a connoisseur […]


Do You Have 20 Seconds to Spare?

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on April 2, 2013

in family

Hi friends! No food post for you tonight… dinner was a repeat recipe, but I need your help. Or rather, my sister needs your help. You’ve seen the amazing desserts she’s created each and every time I’ve visited her restaurant at the Sofitel here in Chicago. You also know how proud I am of her! […]


Truly Awesome Coconut Cake

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on April 1, 2013

in Baking, family

As long as I can remember, we’ve celebrated Easter at Eo’s house. For the first many years of my life, Eo’s house was actually a gorgeous apartment not far from where I live now, and “celebrating Easter” meant a few things to me, but most specifically plastic grass in a basket that I dug through […]