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Easy Pepper Cream Vegetable Pizza is Perfect for any Occasion

Posted by | Entertaining, Holidays, Recipes | No Comments

This post was sponsored by Southeastern Mills as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. 

Ever think, I’m going to have a pizza BEFORE dinner? Well, how about if it was made with fresh chopped vegetables, topped with a peppery cream cheese spread and all on a buttery biscuit crust? This easy to make Pepper Cream Vegetable Pizza appetizer is just what you are looking for during the busy holiday season.

vegetable pizza appetizer with southeastern mills biscuit mix

I think appetizers are my favorite course when it comes to the menu. Small bites of different flavors and textures.… Read more

7 Chicago Restaurants and Rooftops to Visit

Posted by | Restaurants, Tourism, Travel | 10 Comments

7 Chicago Restaurants and Rooftops to Visit – Sharing new restaurants and long time favorites in Chicago’s exciting and ever evolving restaurant world.

Summer in the city is fast moving when you live in a four season climate. We take advantage of every moment of warmth, sunshine and opportunity to enjoy the outdoors without having to be dressed in a heavy coat and snow boots. I have been to so many great places this summer that I want to share them all with you. So, gather your friends and stop by some of the delicious restaurants and rooftops in and around the city.… Read more

Celebrating the Holidays with Max & Leo’s and Chicago Trolley

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Everyone knows that coming to Chicago is an adventure in architecture, food, the arts, shopping and sports! From a tourism perspective, there are endless ways to see all that Chicago has to offer. In the winter time, our options are a bit limited given the weather. Which is why our recent holiday celebration of artisan pizza from Max & Leo’s and a ride aboard the Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour made for such a festive evening.

We started out at Max & Leo’s for its artisan pizza and wings. Made in 900 degree coal fired ovens, the pizza’s char crust is filled with creative ingredients from the always popular Margherita to the Brooksy (Mascarpone and sliced mozzarella, grilled chicken, caramelized onions and wild mushrooms) to L’Umina (ricotta cheese, sliced pears, caramelized onions, basil, fresh sliced prosciutto and drizzled organic wildflower honey) to many other varieties that you can see here.… Read more

Contemporary Italian Food at Tocco Ristorante in Wicker Park

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Adventures in the Chicago restaurant scene are never ending. Thankfully! The ability to have a week of global tastes and flavors needs no plane ride or passport. This week, my friends and I experienced Italian cuisine at Tocco Ristorante. Tocco means “touch” in Italian. Each dish we enjoyed was created with the Chef’s personal touch incorporating fresh local produce and the finest imported ingredients from Italy.

Tocco’s contemporary design is open and airy with private tables for intimate dining as well as a community table in the center of the restaurant. This is a local neighborhood spot that offers a warm greeting from Chef Bruno Abate in appreciation of your visit.… Read more

Flatbread Appetizers and Pizza

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No matter the time of year, life can be really busy. Lots of running in and out of the house without much time to plan for a meal. I love to cook and tend to be more inventive when it comes to recipes. Following them sometimes, improvising most of the time — especially if I don’t have the specific ingredients the recipe calls for. So, when Stonefire sent me some of their naan, flatbreads and crisps, I was excited to play around with the components. 

Stonefire Flatbreads come in a number of different sizes allowing you to create appetizers, pizzas and sandwiches.… Read more