From the monthly archives:

June 2011

Blueberry Balsamic Turkey Meatballs with Molten Goat Cheese Centers

June 29, 2011

The blueberry love continues with yet another savory dish incorporating my favorite summertime fruit.  On Saturday Jessi of the fabulous To Kiss the Cook held a fabulous Garden of Good and Evil themed party with appropriately, “good” appetizers and “evil” desserts. Since I’ve always been more of a savory girl, immediately I knew I wanted to […]






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Turkey Quinoa Salad with Blueberry Mojito Dressing

June 20, 2011

I was starting to think that summer was never coming to Chicago, but thankfully this weekend changed all that.  Warm weather and sunshine turned up unexpectedly.  So Oliver and I celebrated with a REALLY long walk that culminated in a visit to the dog park for him and later, a light and refreshing dinner for […]






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Lightened Fingerling Potato Salad with Caramelized Onions, Bacon, and Blue Cheese

June 14, 2011

I’ve never been one of those girls who sits on the sidelines. Usually when something interests me I leap in exuberantly.  Because of that, I have no idea why I’ve waited to so long to join the Daring Kitchen.  I’d seen some of my favorite bloggers post impressive and creative monthy entries for the Daring […]






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Cheddar-Apple Sandwich Cookies with Peanut Butter Filling for Dogs

June 9, 2011

Now that the warm weather has arrived in Chicago Oliver seems to be in a perennially chipper mood.  He’s loving the long walks in the sunshine, chasing bunnies and squirrels, and a recent discovery, using the neighborhood fountain as his personal doggie swimming pool. But if there is one thing he hasn’t enjoyed it’s all […]






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Brioche Donuts with Maple Frosting and Bacon Crumbles

June 1, 2011

I finally wanted to share the last of the recipes I made for the National Food Blogger Bake Sale.  This recipe was arguably my favorite of the bunch, so I wanted to save it for last – Brioche Donuts with Maple Frosting and Bacon Crumbles.  This is one of those trendy recipes that has been […]






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