Slim Chickens in Champaign

The other evening I took my family out to eat at the newest chain restaurant to hit the area. I admit this particular restaurant had peaked my interest. They not only boast fast food, but they also offer one of the best dishes ever created (in my opinion). My favorite sweet and savory combo of…

Slim Chickens Coming to Champaign

Slim Chickens is a southern food restaurant specializing in…you guessed it, chicken. The first location was opened in Fayetteville, AR. by founders Greg and Tom. After opening their first place they had so much success, that they now have locations all over the nation. One of their newest places will be right here in Champaign. They’ll…

Watson’s Shack & Rail to Open in Downtown Champaign

Watson’s Shack & Rail will be opening in Downtown Champaign this fall. They’ll be taking over the space at 211 North Neil Street formerly known as Boltini Bar and Lounge. Watson’s will be serving up Nashville hot chicken, fresh biscuits, tomato pudding, smashed potatoes smothered in their house made gravy, just to name a few….

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…

Apple Wood Smoked Chicken: A Tutorial

Over the past few months I’ve had a lot of fun, and I admit sometimes frustrations, working on all of these cooking firsts. I’ve made fresh pasta, a spin on chicken salad and even created a recipe for fruit filled cupcakes. These are things I would read about in cookbooks and see on cooking shows, but…