As if I hadn’t already expressed my love for it enough, I decided to make my own. It’s awesome, it’s more hazelnuty than the real stuff, and I highly recommend making it. A simple 6 ingredients is all you need. Find the recipe here. Here’s a progression of it in the food processor. After 1 minute: After 2 minutes: After 3 minutes: After 4 minutes:
Speculoos spread cookies
So I finally did something with the speculoos cookie butter OTHER than eating spoonfuls out of the jar. I made cookies out of spread made out of cookies, so I put a cookie in a cookie? I used the same recipe as when I made simple Nutella cookies, and just replaced the Nutella for Speculoos. I think this verified that that recipe can be used for any type of spread, whether one of these, or any...
Italian Deli: Vinnie's Sub Shop
I’m on a mission to eat every traditional Italian sub in the city. Read more about it here. Vinnie’s was ok, but my overall advice? Skip it, go to Bari if you’re in the area.
10 Chicago Treats to Bring Home for the Holidays →
Every year I always bring home some Garrett Popcorn for my family (and for myself, clearly). There’s a whole lot of other local Chicago treats that are good to bring home to your family or whoever you may be visiting this year though, including candy, BBQ sauce, pies, coffee, truffles and gin. Even if you don’t get them now, it would prove for a pretty good checklist of local foods...
I am in a Christmas cookie-filled, mulled wine-drinking, holiday event-going state of mind currently. Call it holiday spirit, call it the winter crazies, it’s here. And involves a whole lot of baking. These are the simplest, best holiday cookies in my opinion. They’re better than plain ol’ sugar cookies because they’re loaded with butter and almond extract. See the full...
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Angostura bitters defined →
This is one of my favorite recipes from growing up. It’s what I usually request on visits home. Everyone I’ve made this for has liked it, and it’s so simple. I’ve also had the urge to put green onions on/in everything lately, so this is sounding especially good at the moment. This would be perfect for turkey leftovers if it’s not too late, perhaps if you froze some...