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Mixed Berry and Anise Pie

I made this for a tailgate and people seemed to like it. It was my first attempt ever at a fruit pie. The anise flavor is very strong--a few people remarked it tasted like licorice. So keep that in mind when making this recipe. You may want to tone it down a little.

Jul 18, 2009
chicagosoxfan in Recipes

ideas for using up potatoes

I would consider making a mustard potato salad. Those are easy on the mayo and the other ingredients aren't too heavy at all. You could package it in small tupperwares to bring to lunch this week.

Mar 24, 2008
chicagosoxfan in Home Cooking

What's your best carbonara recipe?

I swear by the recipe in the Silver Spoon cookbook. It is a staple in my house!

Mar 11, 2008
chicagosoxfan in Home Cooking

Restaurant Week 2008 Menus

All the menus can be found here

Feb 22, 2008
chicagosoxfan in Chicago Area

Where to find the BEST THIN crust pizza?

I've enjoyed Phil's Pizza on 35th and Aberdeen as well as John's on Western and Charleston (I think Charleston--btw Fullerton and Armitage).

Feb 20, 2008
chicagosoxfan in Chicago Area

Superbowl Sunday in one week..whatcha' makin'?

buffalo chicken dip and taco dip, at least. Not sure what else yet. It depends on where we're going and how many people are showing up.

Jan 27, 2008
chicagosoxfan in Home Cooking

canola oil for cast iron seasoning???? [Moved from Home Cooking]

I have had the most success using lard.

Jan 27, 2008
chicagosoxfan in Cookware

What are Chowhounds having for dinner tonight?

Tonight my boyfriend is making Tandoori Chicken. It's been marinating since yesterday. This is his first time making it. He hopes to become an expert at it so he can bring it for tailgates and grilling this summer.

I am preparing some duck confit for a cassoulet later this week tonight as well.

Jan 27, 2008
chicagosoxfan in Home Cooking

BYOB Experiences in Chicago

I greatly enjoy Gio's on I believe 28th and Lowe in Bridgeport. Great homestyle Italian food and is BYO. They're also a store and a deli so you can pick up imported Italian foods to bring home as well. The atmosphere isn't really romantic due to that though so I'd keep that in mind, although I had a lovely date there.

Jan 26, 2008
chicagosoxfan in Chicago Area

Clarke's in Evanston

I just ate at Clarke's last night and had my favorite tomato soup there. I googled around for the recipe with no luck. Does anyone happen to have this recipe now, a year and a half later?

Jan 26, 2008
chicagosoxfan in Chicago Area