Blueberry Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwich

A beautiful food photo caught my eye the other day. It was a bright and colorful pictorial on the making of the classic chicken salad sandwich. It got the wheels of my foodie brain churning. What other variations of this beloved staple could I create. After a period of trial and error, along with the…

Egg Toast

This classic, also known as eggs-in-a-basket or eggs-in-a-hole, is perfect weekend at home with the family food. Something easy and delicious that you don’t sacrifice time with your family to make. You simply butter your bread on both sides. Then take a round cookie cutter or glass (I used the top to my cooking spray.)…

Cactus Grill

I had never eaten at the locally owned and operated Champaign restaurant Cactus Grill, but I was curious. This afternoon after my hubby got back from a long run he was craving something fresh and hearty. I suggested Mexican food and that’s when he mentioned Cactus Grill. We glanced over the menu and decided to…

Cheesy Omelet Muffin Fillings

I just learned that a friend of ours makes a delicious version of cheesy omelet muffins. She puts a hidden treasure inside! That got me to thinking of other fillings and variations to try. My mind immediately went to tater tots. Yummy! Just pop them in the muffin tins and pour the egg and other fillings…

Cream and Flutter

While I was living in Germany for a short time in 2006 I fell in love with the bakeries there. The fresh smells would tempt my senses and invite me in to sample all of the buttery pastries and vast array of breads they had to offer. Since returning to the States I have yet…

Cheesy Omelet Muffins

Today I was up with the sun. Thoughts of breakfast began to roll around in my brain, still clouded by sleepiness. I knew I wanted to make my son something healthy and quick. Did I have what I needed was the question. I was too sleepy (lazy…ha ha) to head to the store just yet, so…

Alexander’s Steakhouse

We were in the mood for a good hearty steak but had no idea where to go. I turned to my local Facebook friends for advise. After mulling over a few of the ideas we finally settled on Alexander’s Steakhouse. It’s a staple here in Champaign, IL and I hadn’t been there in years. I…

Fudgey Brownies

My first attempt at making brownies from scratch was a triumphant success. I couldn’t have done it without the help of genius mom and cookbook author Katie Workman. She wrote The Mom 100 Cookbook that I find myself running to in earnest time and time again. Last night was one of those nights. I wanted…

The Fig-Horn

It was our long awaited girl’s night! We had plans to relax and savor some drinks and appetizers. Originally it was going to be at a ramen house, but because of “Unofficial” St. Patrick’s weekend our significant others talked us into saving it for another night. We began discussing new ideas when it hit me….

L.A. Gourmet Catering

Just wanted to give a quick shout out to L.A. Gourmet Catering. We recently had a professional development day at work and L.A. Gourmet provided us with beautiful boxed lunches. I just love boxed lunches! It’s like having a wonderful present to unwrap and discover. I was in for a tasty surprise… Earlier in the…

Pancake Saturday

This past Saturday my son was incredibly excited about a new show called Zerby Derby. The show consists of little talking cars and trucks having adventures together. I decided to create a special derby breakfast for my little guy. “We” woke up early to start breakfast, my little man was up at 630! It was…