Food: Restaurant Features & Recipes | Chicago North Shore Moms

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...

Thanksgiving Wine 101!

This post was contributed by Kate Santangelo of our Monmouth Moms site! Are you hosting this Thanksgiving? Bringing the wine to your in-laws? Just want to have a little vino while you’re cooking? I’ve got you covered! As a former wine professional, I learned a lot...

Battle Cupcake: A Taste Buds Kitchen Birthday Party

  This year my daughter’s trip around the sun culminated in double digits – a milestone in so many ways! My daughter had been to a few workshops at Taste Buds Kitchen throughout the years and always loved the creative experience and the delicious...

Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

If you loved the Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies we recently shared, you have to try this Pumpkin version! Our food contributor Kathleen Ashmore has seriously done it again with these Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. They have chocolate chips (read:...

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