Weekend at the Warwick Allerton Hotel


Hi there, I hope you’re having a great fall!  Today I’m taking a break from recipes to share a fabulous hotel review.  Our experience was so relaxed and wonderful, so I’m sharing it in case you’re planning a trip to Chicago anytime soon… Are you expecting a new addition to the family or just needRead more

Plan a Family Getaway to Door County, WI + Bridgeport Resort Review

family getaway

  Even though it’s already July, it’s not too late to plan a summer getaway!  Our family just spent a beautiful weekend in Door County, WI.  I love visiting Door County in the summer, but it’s even better in the fall, so put this on your travel list.  There are so many fun activities forRead more

Broccoli Mac ‘N Cheese Bites

Broccoli Mac & Cheese Bites

Flaky, savory, simple – these broccoli mac & cheese bites are my new favorite holiday party food.  They’re quick to prepare and hearty enough that both vegetarians and omnivores will love them!  I’ll be making these again for Christmas Eve.  The day is usually pretty busy, so I need something easy.  These can also beRead more

copycat Portillo’s Chocolate Cake

Portillos Chocolate Cake

   Exactly one year ago at this time I hit “publish” on my very first blog post – a tasty but truly terribly-photographed deep dish pizza.  I figured starting a food blog would allow me to share my love of cooking while making some easy money on the side (haha) - not that I’m not gratefulRead more

Black Bean Soup with Butternut Squash Quesadillas

  Hello!  Happy Fall!  I am so excited to bring you this comforting, vegetarian, Fall meal!  It is simple, delicious and can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.    I have been working with Home Chef, a Chicago-based (yay!) meal delivery service on a mission to make cooking fresh food at home as easy as possible,Read more

Interview with Chef Ryan Hutmacher

In a little under 6 months, Diet Deep Dish has brought me so many amazing opportunities, from improving my cooking skills to partnering with brands to meeting new friends, and now an interview with an amazingly inspiring chef!  Chef Ryan Hutmacher is a chef and “wellness ambassador” in Chicago and was recently named the first Weight Watchers chef.  I wasRead more

Fashion Friday - Red Velvet Soft Pretzels

Red Velvet Soft Pretzels

These red velvet soft pretzels are rich and chewy with just the right amount of sweetness - what a great way to start the weekend! When I started Diet Deep Dish a few short months ago, I wanted to show that healthy, creative, delicious food is not just a California or New York thing.  IRead more

Savory Sweet Potato Pie

With the freezing temps and recent snow, I just wasn’t quite ready to post a light lemon or lavender spring recipe.  This savory sweet potato pie seemed much more appropriate.  I recently purchased my new favorite cookbook, The Chicago Homegrown Cookbook.  I was looking for a little more inspiration for Chicago dishes to lighten-up, and this wasRead more

deLITEful Deep Dish

As a pizza lover, I can’t think of a better Valentine’s dinner than deLITEful Deep Dish Pizza!  This recipe slashes calories while still giving you all the cheesy goodness you’d expect from Chicago style pizza.  I’ve made a lot of changes to the original Healthy Deep Dish Pizza recipe to make it faster and cheesier!Read more

Lou Malnati’s Pizza Giveaway!

Some ladies will receive flowers this Valentine’s Day.  Others prefer chocolate.  For me, I’ll take Chicago-style pizza over those any day!  I am so excited to announce Diet Deep Dish’s first giveaway… a 4-pack of Lou Malnati’s Pizza! While I love finding healthy ways to lighten-up comfort food, sometimes you need the real deal.  AndRead more

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