Have you guys ever indulged in Alaskan King Crab Mac n' Cheese? What about a perfectly seasoned petite filet? Top that off with an Apple Cinnamon Moscow Mule? Oh you have? But have you indulged in all three for LUNCH at Sullivan's Steakhouse on a random Thursday?
Well, I know I haven't...but that changed last week and my tastebuds have been spinning ever since!
I met 10 charming bloggers and fellow entrepreneurs for a luncheon on Sullivan's complete with three robust giveaways ranging from a night at the theater to the perfect Moscow Mule kit. We oooh'd and ahhhh'd over a mac n' cheese demo with their executive chef and chatted about life, business and babies! It was the ideal way to break up the work week.
There was only one problem...
I needed a nap! My steak was cooked to perfection and the Apple Cinnamon Moscow Mule (recipe below) was the epitome of Fall. I was practically licking the glass.
Cheryl, our host, gave us a tutorial on the best date night wardrobe basics and shared her Sullivan's Steakhouse date night favorites with us! The icing on the cake? I won the grand prize which NEVER happens...a night out for two with a Sullivan's gift certificate and two tickets to see ELF! I am thrilled to pack up the Halloween decor and get into the holiday spirit!
Let's just say my husband is even more thrilled to grab a steak for himself! Guests left with bountiful goodie bags filled with Sullivan's House Cabernet, which I am dying to uncork + mini Moscow Mule kits, cosmetics and more. Talk about the star treatment.
Do yourself a favor and schedule a date night @ Sullivan's Steakhouse stat! Your tummy will thank you!
P/S: check out perfectly Fall cocktail recipe below, too!
Today I am sharing a super simple recipe that you can whip up in minutes. I stumbled upon it by accident and within an hour we had a healthy recipe that was equally delicious. It's perfectly Fall with something to satisfy your sweet tooth which I am currently battling. <thank you Halloween...cough, cough>
Give it a spin and let me know what you think!
This recipe was shared with me by a dear friend after she learned that we had a successful apple picking adventure. It's simple, straightforward and deliciously Fall. Thank you Desa!
I asked my kids to participate with me but they were more interested in the finished product but the house smelled AMAZING!
This dip could not be easier to whip up. A total of 10 minutes prep time and a little refrigerator action is all you need. I made it for the first time yesterday and it was a crowd pleaser.
WARNING: this is not a healthy recipe. But hey, that's what Sundays are for...Fall + Football!
Despite the 90 degree temps, we're feelin' Fall in a major way. I also see 60 degree forecasts ahead so don't put those sweaters away just yet!
Last week I had the pleasure of collaborating with Chicago Parent in sharing our favorite pumpkin inspired recipe. There are SO many pumpkin recipes out there - it's enough to make your head spin and I truly prefer the less sugary, artificial taste that so many beverages leave you with. Yick! Instead, we create a new spin on our morning smoothie. I'd love to share it with you!
Sunday dinner is an event for us every weekend. As it should be. We run around like crazies all week long and it's our first real opportunity to relax and chat. Outside of this one hour it's birthday parties and errand running and special events...like every family in America. While we do spend a lot of time together as a family, it's not until a delicious dinner is in front of us that we actually pause and have conversation. Kind of crazy that it takes six days to get to that but I suppose that will be our new norm.
Cucina Paradiso is home to some of the best, authentic Italian cuisine here in Chicagoland.
The Shamrock Shake has once again made its annual appearance. And while this may be a favorite childhood treat for many, including myself, I went on a quest this year to find a healthier version. One that my entire family would love. Selfishly, this is also how I start my day so really, it's about killing two birds with one stone.
It's not uncommon for girlfriends to joke that I am no fun when we eat out or elbow me about eating like a bird. I don't take it personally. The reality is I eat quite a bit but all day long and rarely in one sitting. I eat with intention and I'm very aware of what I am putting in my mouth. This begs the question:
Why did you go gluten free?
In an attempt to eat "healthier" this past Super Bowl Sunday, I found a recipe in, none other, but Blissful Basil's newest cookbook for a fresh take on sliders. The recipe does not exist online but I found a similar version to share with you today.
Greetings friends. Happy Monday! I'm all over the place with this blog content schedule but I digress. I spent quite a bit of time in the kitchen yesterday and wanted to share this bright, colorful dish as it takes 30 minutes to whip up and it's oh-so-healthy. I will be making this again and again. Not only did I feel full but I felt healthy.
Anyone who knows me knows that I am rarely without a can of LaCroix in hand save for the hours of 5-9am when I am chugging back coffee and slapping myself awake. What you don't know is that I literally grew up on LaCroix. My parents didn't allow any pop in our house so the only way we could scratch that itch was by gulping down cans of flavored sparkling water.
In hindsight, it was a fabulous habit to enforce and now one of my daughters walks around with her own LaCroix. Yes, she's four years old and it could appear a bit ridiculous but hey...I know how to get her to consume more water!