Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Everyone has to have a signature cookie recipe. A default. One, where in a moment’s notice, you can whip it together, knowing the outcome will be exactly how you plan....more

The Best 2-Ingredient Appetizer: Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Have you ever invited people over, last minute, on a complete impulse, and have just 100% underestimated you prep time?  Well, I have done this on NUMEROUS occasions.  Occasions where I have frantically sent CBH to the grocery/local market to pick up last minute items/appetizer or dish cheats/etc. just so I can flawlessly execute our evening....more

Spicy Turkey Sausage & White Bean Soup

Chicago, granted it is only the middle of January, but please be gentle the remainder of this winter.  We are enjoying having our windows cracked and not getting beaten up from the snow!There’s something about a cold, lazy afternoon that inspires me to make a stew or soup of some sort.  I bury myself in the kitchen, turn on some country music, dance around in my sock feet and let my creativity take over.  ...more
mummysfastandeasy Thank you!  It definitely is... and the spicy turkey sausage gives it a nice ...more

Upgrade Your Quiche w/ this Quinoa Crust!

Weeknight dinners – sometimes they just aren’t things I want to invest a lot of time & money into.  I’d rather save our decadent meals for the weekends when we can actually take the time to prep them, and make them properly.{sipping a glass of wine in the kitchen while doing so}...more

Scallion and Jalapeno Cornbread

Well, we are back! Wow. What a fabulous three weeks – Christmas at home with my family, CBH and I tied the knot {!!!!!!!!} and we spent a wonderful honeymoon in the West Indies. {Don’t worry – more wedding details to come – although you can find a few on Instagram at #happilyeverhillier }...more


How is it July already?!CBH and I are heading out to New Jersey for a nice long weekend, and I couldn’t be any more excited.  {I feel like I’ve had a countdown going for at least a month now.}  My brother and his new wife are coming in from New York for the weekend too, to spend time with CBH and I and my folks.  It will be a wonderful weekend filled with people I love. ...more

Recipe from A Toast to the Good Life: Herb-Crusted Lamb

Chicago.  It’s hard to believe I have lived in this city for 6 ½ years.  Growing up out east, I took a leap of faith and followed my heart out to Chicago just to give the Windy City a whirl.  I thought I’d enjoy a year or two out here then move back to the east coast, but little did I realize just how in love I’d fall with the city.  {Yes, even with the winter months.}   The fall I moved here was beautiful.  Then I witnessed the most horrific winter ever. Chicago.  It’s hard to believe I have lived in this city for 6 ½ years....more