Food: Restaurant Features & Recipes | Chicago North Shore Moms

12 Tasty Mocktails for Dry January!

If you’ve committed to Dry January, you might be in the market for a good mocktail right about now. Sure, a sparkling water with dinner or an herbal tea post-bedtime can do the trick, but these 12 options will help mix things up.  We’ve rounded up options for whatever...

4 Tips for Doing a January Whole30!

Mom of one and Whole30 founder and CEO Melissa Urban says a January Whole30 requires a little planning, and prioritizing. “It’s January, and lots of folks are still under the incorrect assumption that making multiple New Year’s resolutions it the best way to create...

DYI Hot Cocoa Bombs!

Hot chocolate bombs made their debut last year and the super fun treats popularity is still going strong- and with good reason. They’re a perfect stocking stuffer, they’re cute enough to be Instagram-worthy, and they’re delicious!  We love this simple DIY version from...

Spiced Mulled Wine!

Deb Ponzek is a mom, chef/restauranteur and author of several popular cookbooks including The Dinner Survival Cookbook and The Family Kitchen. This week she’s sharing her go-to holiday cocktail for entertaining—an easy mulled wine perfect for enjoying by the fire pit...

DIY Simmer Pot Holiday Home Fragrance!

Before a night of decorating the tree, cookie making or your next holiday dinner, put a pot of this DIY home fragrance on your stove. It will instantly fill your house with warmth and joy- without chemicals or fake fragrances you’ll find in some plug-ins or candles!...

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men Cookie Recipe!

Melissa d’Arabian has three daughters, and like many of us, baking (and decorating!) cookies is a big part of the holidays. She’s always makes sure to have a recipe ready that’s safe for anyone who is gluten-free, like one of her daughters. Says Melissa, author of...

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