The Great Pumpkin Pie Failure

A slice of pumpkin and whole pie and fresh pumpkins in the background | Foodal

Cooking is not just therapeutic or delicious; it is learning. And no learning happens without a few mistakes, even if that means a bad recipe or two.

Foodie Travels: Oak Park Farmers Market

Located in the friendly, historic Village of Oak Park, this market is a community meeting place where you can listen to live bluegrass, take in the smell of homemade donuts and buy fresh produce straight from the farmer.

Salted Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies

Wow! You have to try these! The sea salt gives the white chocolate a zing that you will never forget. And 30 minutes from start to finish makes these an easy peasy treat to have out on the table during baking day.

On Bedtime Snacks

Jam on toast with green apple slices | Foodal

Grandmothers and snacks. Let’s reminiscence about our childhood and remember the good times, good things, all connected to food. Journey back with Shanna now.

Foodie Travels: The Greek Islands in Chicago

One great place for souvlaki in Chicagoland is Greek Islands, an establishment that’s been called the Nation’s Most Popular Greek Restaurant and that has two locations, one in Greektown and one in Lombard. Read more now.

Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Close up of old-fashioned sugar cookies on a baking mat | Foodal

Are you looking for a classic sugar cookie recipe? Look no further than here. Soft, moist, and with just a taste of lemon, these are the treats you remember from childhood. Get the recipe now.

Go Casserole Crazy!

Book with red cover called Casserole Crazy, on a brown table.

Want to take a trip back in time? If you’re a fan of classic comfort food, you’re going to want to check out this cookbook. Emily Farris’s “Casserole Crazy” features everything from dips to desserts, and it’s not to be missed. Perfect for potlucks, these recipes also make excellent leftovers. Read more now on Foodal.

Foodie Travels: Meli Cafe Visit in Chicago

Outside of Meli Cafe

A quick review of Meli Cafe, in Chicago, serving traditional Greek Food. Meli, the Greek word for honey, is a well-chosen label, as most of the signature dishes at this restaurant use that classic ingredient as a prominent feature.