Margaret’s Blog - Upfront and Personal

Follow Margaret with her up close and personal stories of her life, events and the adventures she has with her friends and family.

Margaret's Blog - Upfront and Personal

Follow Margaret with her up close and personal stories of her life, events and the adventures she has with her friends and family.

A Kitchen Chat with Great American Family and Hallmark Star, Jen Lilley and Adua Ring

‘Tis the Season for giving. Jen Lilley’s heart for children has turned into an unexpected fundraising effort to provide 25,000 toys to children around the globe. Christmas is Not Cancelled is in its third year of bringing joy to the world. The deadline for donations is December 9, 2023. However, you can always donate next…
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Kitchen Chat – A Chocolate Feast with Chef Eric Lanlard

Tempt your tastebuds with Chocolat – the newest book by Master Patissier and host of Baking Mad, Chef Eric Lanlard, aka Cake Boy. Explore creative combinations, such as chocolate, squash and pecan cake! Enjoy delicious recipes for a chocolate extravaganza any time of the year. Savor the day!.

Kitchen Chat – Robicelli’s: A Love Story, with Cupcakes: And 50 Decidedly Grownup Recipes

The Brooklyn Blackout. Chicken and Waffles. These are just a sampling of the amazing cupcakes that Allison and Matt Robicelli create on a daily basis and highlight in their new book. Allison shares stories, recipes and even explains how the weather can affect the outcome of your cupcakes. At last! An excuse! I can blame…

Kitchen Chat – Mollie Katzen’s “The Heart of the Plate”

Eat your veggies with award winning cookbook author, Mollie Katzen. Learn how to pair and prepare great tasting vegetable dishes such as sweet potato and pear soup, fattoush, spinach-mushroom mac and cheese and many other delicious ideas. Chef Jamie Oliver calls Mollie Katzen’s latest book, “…a big, fat book of lovely veggie recipes.” Savor the…

Kitchen Chat – Chef David Posey of Blackbird Restaurant

Enjoy a delicious kitchen chat with Blackbird’s David Posey, a 2013 James Beard nominee for Rising Star Chef. Experience his minimalist farm-to-table creations that will please your palate and inspire your culinary creativity. Savor the day!.

Kitchen Chat – Delicious Italian Cuisine with Chef Gaetano Nardulli

Chicago Tribune Food Critic, Phil Vettel writes that he could eat Chef Gaetano Nardulli’s marinated eggplant appetizer everyday. Discover the secret of how highly acclaimed Chef Gaetano (former sous chef of Schwa) prepares the eggplant and many other delicious Italian dishes at his restaurant, NEAR in Barrington. Savor the day!.

Kitchen Chat – A Strawberry Celebration with Stephanie Rosenbaum and Heather Christo

Savor the taste of summer: Strawberries! Highly acclaimed food writer Stephanie Rosenbaum shares a delicious doughnut recipe with strawberries from her latest cookbook World of Doughnuts to celebrate Strawberry Shortcake Day along with delicious tips on making the perfect doughnut at home. Heather Christo aka “A Domestic Goddess for a New Generation” discusses simple and…

Kitchen Chat – Chef Brandon Baltzley: The Salvador Dali of Cooking

Nine Lives: From Chaos to Control is Chef Brandon Baltzley’s autobiography about his passion for cooking, his battle with drug addiction and his ultimate redemption in the kitchen. Discover why Chef Brandon is considered “The Salvador Dali of Cooking” with his unique culinary combinations such as tobacco pudding infused with cigar leaves. Savor the…

Kitchen Chat – Michigan Wines and Brazilian Food

Sample the award winning wines from Michigan with Dileep Gangoli of Chicago Cooks and Michigan Pours on the rooftop organic garden of Uncommon Ground. Discover the exotic and healthy ingredients from the jungles of the Amazon with Chef Jorgina of Sinha. Savor the day!.

Kitchen Chat – @ABC7chicago Hungry Hound Steve Dolinsky

The guru of gourmet, Steve Dolinsky shares dining tips, culinary trips and even guacamole dipsConsidered by @huffingtonpost as one of the nation’s premier TV and radio food broadcasters, Steve Dolinsky has won 12 James Beard awards. Tune in and discover what’s cooking in Chicago and across the world. Savor the day!.