Saturday, January 28, 2012

Daily Yummi: Waffles in South Loop

1400 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

My rating: B+
I wasn't too fond of the communal seating & their hot chocolate flights tasted like Swiss Miss.  But overall, their waffles were creative and delicious.

FROM CLOCKWISE: Chicken Bacon Waffle, Waffle Benedict, Hot Chocolate Flights (peppermint, dark chocolate, & hazelnut)

Daily Yummi: Burger Point in South Loop

Burger Point
1900 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 842-1900

My rating: A+
Delicious and inexpensive burgers + BYOB with no corkage fee!

The Burger Point Burger: roasted chile peppers, fried egg, smoked bacon, pepper jack cheese on a pretzel roll bun
Sweet Potato Fries with sea salt
They also serve Flirty Cupcakes!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Daily Yummi: Sunday Brunch @ Juicy-O

2035 S Washington St
Naperville, IL 60565

Fresh, homemade donuts for free.99! 
Me: Chicken, Egg, & Biscuits
My Kuya: Corned Beef Hash Eggs Benedict
My Mom: Spinach Mozzarella Omelette
My Dad: Italian Sausage Skillet

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - $25 for $50 Worth of Merchandise!

Although I Facebooked and Tweeted about this earlier today, I thought I'd post this deal to my blog because it's too good to miss...

Bloomspot is offering a $50 voucher for for HALF THE PRICE - $25! carries both high-end and low-end beauty brands, including Almay, Cover Girl, Clarisonic, DDF, Kenra, Jouer, OPI, and much, much more.  See here for a full list of brands.  The voucher also includes FREE SHIPPING and three free samples with your order!

I just placed my order - I'll blog on my goodies once I receive them - and the order was also tax free!  So if you're looking to pick up some brush heads for your Clarisonic or a few OPI or Essie nail polishes to add to your collection, grab this deal before it's gone =]

My Favorite Chicago Cupcakes!

Google Offers is running an AWESOME promotion today: $1 for $6 of made-from scratch cupcakes at Molly's Cupcakes in Lincoln Park!  My personal favorites are the Cookee Monster, Red Velvet, Cookies-N-Cream, and Peanut Butter Nutella cupcakes =]

Get yours before they sell out!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Chrissy Teigen's Lemon Garlic Bacon Chicken

I will be the first to admit that I am lacking skills in the kitchen.  Fortunately for me, I am blessed with an amazing cook, my mother, who fulfills all of my tummy's desires.  However, as I near my 25th birthday (EEK!) it's hit me that I really need to get my butt in the kitchen and start COOKING!  And I when I say "cooking" I mean: going to the store and buying the meat, vegetables, and other ingredients...NOT emptying the contents of a box or prepackaged frozen meal into a pot and calling it a day.

So for my Mom's birthday late last month, I decided to surprise her with a full, home-cooked meal when she came home from work.  For weeks prior, I searched high and low for easy, no-brainer recipes that a newbie, such as myself, could not mess up.

I've been an avid follower of SI swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen's food blog So Delushious, so naturally, her food blog was my first stop.  I came across this super easy, delicious recipe for Lemon Garlic Bacon Chicken and I knew that it was something that my whole family would thoroughly enjoy.  The only modification that I made to Chrissy's recipe was that I added more bacon...who doesn't love bacon?!

I also prepared chicken gravy to serve with the chicken, and for side dishes, I whipped up some delicious green beans suggested by Chrissy, as well as Alton Brown's creamy garlic mashed potatoes.

Ready for the oven!
The end result =]
Green beans
Creamy garlic mashed potatoes
Dinner is served!  Happy birthday, Mommy =]

If I can do it, you can do it too =] my whole family was full, happy, and impressed!  Thank you Chrissy for helping me make my Mom's birthday truly memorable!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Win an iPad or Kindle Fire! =]

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