• 20-Minute Mexican Chicken Enchilada Soup

    Mexican food has been my go-to cuisine for special occasions and important moments for decades. I’ve celebrated many of my birthdays at a Mexican restaurant and my husband has taken me several times to a restaurant specializing in this type of cuisine to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I also got into the habit of ordering Mexican take out after the successful completion of important work meetings. While I enjoy cooking, I’m happy we’ve located multiple places in the city of Chicago and in the surrounding suburbs to which we can drive whenever I’m craving this delicious cuisine and don’t feel like cooking. (Feel free to comment below if you’d like…

  • 20-Minute Ethiopian Doro Wat

    I take for granted that my hometown of Chicago is thought of as a world-renown food capital. That is, I do until I visit another state and the fact that I’m from Chicago comes up in conversation with someone I meet. More often than not, they comment on how great the food was when they visited–or lived in–the Windy City. And then they proceed to tell me how lucky I am to have so many great dining options near me. My husband, girls and I have found some wonderful restaurants during the trips we’ve taken to various cities around the country. But, I must admit that I do understand why…