Homemade Pizza, Chicago Style

*Disclaimer: this is not “chicago-style” pizza, it is just pizza I made while in Chicago 🙂 * One of my “dreams” for a long time now has been to make homemade pizza. Luckily for me, I have some great pals who pitched in and helped me fulfill this lofty dream of mine this past weekend. Homemade pizza felt intimidating at first. What do you need? A rolling pin? Pre-bought dough? What toppings go well together? What do I cook separately and what do I just throw on the pizza? So many questions! (pictured…

Oatmeal Honey Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love dessert. Love, love, love. If I could eat ice cream all day, I probably would. Luckily, I found a cookie that I can eat all day. These cookies are healthy, at least about as healthy as a cookie can get while still tasting good. I had been wanting to create a “healthier” cookie for years now, and finally just forced myself into the kitchen and did the darn thing.   These are more like chewy granola bar – ish cookies, but what I love about them is that they are perfect for an afternoon snack, pre/post…