Toasted Chicken Parmesan Ravioli Bites

The recipe and photography for this post was provided by Carolyn Hodges of The Dinner Shift. Recipe inspired by The Recipe Critic. A fun and unexpected appetizer, these Toasted Chicken Parmesan Ravioli Bites are irresistibly crunchy, creamy and all-around addictive! Traditionally deep fried, these crispy ravioli are breaded and baked until puffed and golden brown. I...
Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

This recipe and photography was provided courtesy of local cookbook author and chef, Carla Snyder. Learn more about Carla and discover her recipes at Ravenouskitchen.com.  We love gingerbread cookies at our house. We love them so much that over the holidays we just can’t get enough. Spicy and soft with just the right amount of icing, my...

The recipes and photography for this post were provided by local blogger, Sally Roeckell of 365 Barrington. There's nothing quite as dense, rich and sweet as a perfect pound cake. There's also nothing quite as fitting for a post-sunshine treat in this gorgeous summer weather, especially when paired with a delicious Cedar Plank Salmon. As an added bonus,...
Champagne in Glasses

This recipe and photos were provided by Sally Roeckell of Table and Dish and were originally published at 365Barrington.com. Whether it be for celebrating Christmas or New Year’s Eve, it’s good to have a variety of bubbly on hand to make the celebration truly special. What is the difference between champagne, sparkling wine, cava and Prosecco? There are many differences,...
Child Holding Healthy Vegetable Tray with Crackers

The content and photography of this post are provided courtesy of Lauren Egger of the Healthy Mom Project. Don’t let holiday treats and special gatherings break your cycle of healthy living. Here are some tips for staying merry as you celebrate, shop and travel this holiday season! Eat Wisely It’s important to aim for real whole...