Dark Chocolate Goat’s Milk Ice Cream

Last week my family and I visited Urbana’s Market at the Square. It’s the largest open air farmer’s market in Champaign, Urbana and it grows larger every year. I love Farmer’s Markets! The vibrant colors of fresh flowers and produce visually intoxicate me, and I enjoy all of the hustle and bustle of the people buying…

Grilled Corn Salad

Here in Illinois we have an abundance of beautiful golden corn. Luckily, it’s my favorite vegetable and I never tire of trying it in new ways. For our Mother’s Day cookout last weekend I wanted to do something a little more complex than just corn on the cob. I needed some inspiration. I began flipping…

How to Make Compound Herb Butter

My husband made me and our son a beautiful feast for Mother’s Day today! Everything looked and tasted so delicious and fresh. It was the perfect Sunday meal to end our Mother’s Day together. We had a grilled corn salad, I’ll tell you more about that another day, sautéed mushrooms, mashed potatoes with cream and…

Savory Crepes with Spicy Sriracha Mayo

I lived with my brother in Germany for a time back in 2006. During a trip to Berlin, we stopped by a mall for lunch and shopping. In the center of the mall there was, what we would call in America, a food court. This food court however was on a different scale entirely. There…

Corey’s Grilled Lemon-Pepper Chicken

During our years together my husband has made many delicious meals for me. He makes a rich gooey alfredo sauce and puts together bright hearty salads, but when Spring rolls around, I always crave his lemon-pepper chicken. I’ve never been a huge fan of black pepper, but I just can’t get enough of this succulent lemony…

Memories in Food

Today I discovered an old photograph I’d taken of my boys at our favorite breakfast spot, Sam’s Cafe. It was taken back before my son was even walking. He looks to be about 6 months or so. It’s amazing how the smells and sights of food can create such memorable concrete moments in life. Food…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

I was in the mood for a sweet treat last night, but I couldn’t decide between chocolate chip cookies and cheesecake. I remembered seeing a recipe for cheesecake stuffed chocolate chip bars a while back. I thought I would try my own version of this tasty creation. After a bit of trail and error I’ve…

Cheesy Homemade Hamburger Helper

When I was just starting out on my own I remember loving hamburger helper. It was so quick and easy. The only bad part was that it was so high in fat and sodium. It was definitely a contributing factor in gaining my freshman 15. Tonight, after all these years, I had an insatiable craving…