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A Whole New Slow

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on March 6, 2011

in beef, Italian

On Wednesday night, I was lucky enough to have the meal of my life. There were 21 courses of remarkable food, and while most of them were something I could never in a million years hope to recreate, there was one that I knew I could attempt. This one: I knew I couldn’t try the […]


Un Fabuleux Fin de Semaine

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on February 27, 2011

in dessert, dinner out, family, friends, random, shrimp, travel

**Long and photo-heavy post ahead! Rather than spreading this weekend’s events out through 3 or 4 posts, they’re all going into one long post. Don’t say you haven’t been warned!** Why is the post title in French? You’ll soon find out… As an anniversary and wedding gift, my mom’s best friend (you know her as […]


Whoopie After A Dinner Date

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on February 23, 2011

in Baking, beef, dessert, simple recipe, vegetables, vegetarian

**Have you voted for my Wonderful POMcakes today?** A word of advice: when your husband/fiance/boyfriend/significant other offers to cook dinner for you on a weeknight, JUST SAY YES! I came home today, and Adam had gone to the grocery store and purchased all the ingredients for a delicious dinner. Just what I needed after the […]


Best of Two Worlds

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on February 21, 2011

in Baking, simple recipe

Have you voted today for my Wonderful POMcakes? Before I moved in with Adam, I lived in this wonderful neighborhood on the northwest side of Chicago. It was notoriously a Polish neighborhood, but its true appeal lay in who lived a mere few blocks away. Lizz (and infant Skylar) and our good friend Greg lived […]


For Happiness

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on February 15, 2011

in Baking, friends, Italian, pork

Needless to say, it’s been a little challenging in past weeks to get my cooking mojo back. You may have noticed that there have been more baking recipes, more simple “throw-together” type meals… and that’s for good reason. I think my creative button is broken. Never fear, it will be back. But, in the mean […]