The season of giving is here! Don't forget to stop at Heinen's for festive finds that make a thoughtful gift for anyone. From gourmet treats and seasonal drinks to spa essentials — the gifting options are simply endless. All you need is a bit of creativity and a festive attitude! Need a bit of inspiration?...
Grocery Basket with Fruits and Veggies

The content and photography for this post is courtesy of our friend and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in-training, Abigail Taft of Abigail Taft Nutrition.  I’m so excited to be partnering with Heinen’s on their plant based initiative this spring! Eating plant based can mean something different to everyone, but my definition is simply a commitment to eating...
Pan Seared Filet Mignon with Bok Choy

This recipe and photos were provided by Sally Roeckell of Table and Dish and were originally published at 365Barrington.com. This recipe for Pan Seared Sirloin Fillet has been my go-to method for many years. It’s simple and essentially foolproof. For most of our marriage, my husband has been in charge of cooking meat. He’s claimed the grill as his domain...
Easy and Elegant Valentine's Day Dinner

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. It’s Valentine’s Day with cupids, hearts and chocolate galore. But, uh-oh. You forgot to make reservations at your sweeties’ favorite restaurant. Never fear. Date night just got a lot easier and less...
Pasta Carbonara

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. Sophia Loren famously said “I’d much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size zero.” I think of her every time I make this dish. Rich, salty, creamy and hot...