Quick and Easy: The Second City That Never Sleeps

Chicago’s famous comedy club hosts their annual The Second City That Never Sleeps event.   This 24-hour marathon, featuring Chicago’s best comedians and musical performers, benefits Onward Neighborhood House. When: December 18, 6 p.m. – December 19, 6 p.m. Where: The Second City Theatre (1608 N Wells, 2nd Floor of Piper’s Alley) Tickets: Tickets are […]

Quick and Easy: Party Dress Project

Not sure what to do with the homecoming dress that’s been wasting away in your daughter’s closet? Look no further: the Party Dress Project can take care of it!    Founded in 2009 by Stacy Simpson and Beth Hirshman, the Party Dress Project aims to help girls add to their party dress collection (without breaking […]

Quick and Easy: Give Back on National Pancake Day

Celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP and benefit Children’s Memorial Hospital.   On Tuesday February 28th, IHOP will be offering every customer a free short stack of famous buttermilk pancakes in honor of National Pancake Day. In return, guests will be asked to give a donation to Children’s Memorial Hospital. This is the seventh year […]

Quick and Easy Crock Pot Meals

Does baseball, soccer, track and the spring music program have you scrambling for dinner during the week? Learn to love the crock pot. Just remember, a little preparation goes a long way. Follow the links to the recipes you like, make a trip to the grocery store, and you’ll be set for the week. Here’s […]

Fish Tacos (aka California Tacos) Recipe

If your kids don’t love fish, call this a California Taco. These originated on the beach in Baja, so could they be any cooler? The delicious slaw has a little zing and lots of crunch. The whole dish takes only minutes to prepare—healthy and easy. Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Serves: 4 […]

Convito's Quick and Easy Appetizers for Entertaining

Having friends and family over for the big game? Convito’s has you covered–these appetizers are definitely not the old “stand-bys.” Bruschetta with Tomato, Mozzarella & Balsamic Reduction Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 1 baguette (sliced 1/4”) toasted 2 cups fresh mozzarella (diced in small pieces) 3 cups plum tomatoes (seeded then diced into small pieces) 1/2 cup […]