Appetizers, Comfort Plates

Bourguignon Pastries

Bourguignon is a French word for “cooked in red wine,” aka “to die for.” One of my favorite family dishes is beef bourguignon, which usually consumes a holiday weekend with lots of stirring, simmering and tasting. After hours of cooking until it’s just right (and several champagne toasts!), we enjoy the beautiful presentation and taste of this […]


Taco Bruschetta

Breakfast, brunch and booze. Or as we like to call it, BB&B. This amazing concept was created by my girlfriends to celebrate great food, some bubbly and our friendship.  This Taco Bruschetta was born on a BB&B Sunday afternoon when we found ourselves in a foodie predicament with the wrong ingredients for […]


Goat Cheese Steakettes

I love Chicago food trucks.  I remember a particular Empanada from #5411EMPANADAS with goat cheese & dates that was divine on a Friday afternoon.  The “goat cheese went on a date combo” got my wheels turning and I came up with this meat-lovers’ starter. Taking something already delish and adding my […]