Cooking with Heinen’s | Hot Chocolate Bar

Cooking with Heinen’s | Hot Chocolate Bar

 It’s been cold outside here in the Midwest! The temperatures and wintry weather may be keeping us cooped up indoors, but there’s no better reason to curl up in front of the fire or snuggle on the couch watching a movie marathon. I’m guilty of Netflix binging this weekend.  I’m all caught up on The Crown and ready for season two. Staying inside is even better with a cup of … Read more…

Cooking with Heinen’s | Fresh Start Smoothie Bowls

Cooking with Heinen’s | Fresh Start Smoothie Bowls

 It’s January and that means everyone gets to reboot, do it over and start again. All the scrumptious snacks and multiple meals washed down by holiday cocktails and finished with rich desserts can be forgotten by new resolutions. Oh, if only that were true. At my Mom’s house for Christmas she had a table set up in the dining room that was solely dedicated to dessert selections. I am … Read more…

NoonDaily FOOD | Warming Foods for a Frigid December Day

NoonDaily FOOD | Warming Foods for a Frigid December Day

 Need a little something to take the chill off? Local dishes to warm you up on a frigid, December day are the focus of today’s NoonDaily Update. Can you match the photos with their captions below? 1. Heinen’s Grocery | Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite COOKIE? Sally from Table and Dish is shopping at Heinen’s and sharing her family’s favorite holiday cookie recipe today … Read more…

Cooking with Heinens| Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Cooking with Heinens| Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

 What is your favorite holiday cookie, the one you can’t resist sneaking from the tin before they’re shared? Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons have become our family favorite. They’re easy and delicious. If you, like me, have been a life long coconut hater, these cookies might just be what brings you out of the darkness. I am now a coconut lover because of these. I recently … Read more…

Cooking with Heinen’s: Lamb Osso Bucco with Spinach Rissoto

Cooking with Heinen’s: Lamb Osso Bucco with Spinach Rissoto

 I’m starting to realize that taking advantage of the excellent customer service at Heinen’s Grocery has great benefits. If I can’t find what I’m looking for or if I’m trying something new, simply asking a few questions usually puts me in just the right place. This week I wanted to make osso bucco for my husband. Not just any osso bucco, he wanted lamb. He recently … Read more…

WBN Barrington Bliss Holiday Luncheon

WBN Barrington Bliss Holiday Luncheon

Womens Biz Net of the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to join them in celebrating the holiday season during their 2016 Barrington Bliss Holiday Luncheon at the Chicago Marriott Northwest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 17th. About the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce Founded in 1969, the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce is an association of 800+ member businesses … Read more…

NoonDaily FOOD | Nine Divine Salads

NoonDaily FOOD | Nine Divine Salads

 With Thanksgiving coming up next week, we’re taking a look at the lighter side of local dining with NINE DIVINE SALADS recently featured at Barrington area restaurants. We’re sinking our teeth into these sweet and savory greens for today’s NoonDaily Update. Can you match the photos with their captions below? (click an image to start the gallery, tap or hover for quick captions & find … Read more…

NoonDaily FOOD | Ambrosia’s Cubs Creations, Seared Scallops at NEAR, Pinstripes Patio S’mores & MORE!

NoonDaily FOOD | Ambrosia’s Cubs Creations, Seared Scallops at NEAR, Pinstripes Patio S’mores & MORE!

 I hope you’re hungry because today’s NoonDaily Update features a gorgeous gallery of amazing food found right here in the Barrington area. All of these photographs were taken of dishes and drinks prepared locally at local eateries like Pinstripes, Near, Farmhouse on North, Biaggi’s, Ambrosia Patisserie, Cook Street Coffee, Southern Belles Pancakes, Savory Salads & MORE! Feast your eyes on these culinary creations… Can you … Read more…

Holiday Cocktails with Heinen’s Grocery | Manhattans, Margaritas, Milkshakes & Mimosas

Holiday Cocktails with Heinen’s Grocery | Manhattans, Margaritas, Milkshakes & Mimosas

 Instead of our regular “Cooking with Heinen’s” post, this week we’re making “Cocktails with Heinen’s”. With the Holidays quickly approaching, menu planning has begun. No holiday would be complete with out a cocktail (or two) and Heinen’s has all the ingredients you’ll need to boost your bar skills this season. Even if you don’t drink alcohol, it’s fun to jazz up the usual libation to … Read more…

Community Meal at the Barrington Park District

Community Meal at the Barrington Park District

The Community Meal Thursday, November 1st, 2016 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Barrington Park District 235 Lions Drive – Barrington, IL For More Information Visit: TheCommunityMeal.org On the Menu: Barrington Bank & Trust will be sponsoring the meal. The Community Meal’s mission is to show Christian hospitality by providing a welcoming place, nourishing food, a listening ear, and acceptance to all regardless of faith beliefs … Read more…

Heinen’s Sunday Supper | Glantz Family Gumbo with Chicken & Sausage

Heinen’s Sunday Supper | Glantz Family Gumbo with Chicken & Sausage

 Something I so love about my blog, A Life From Scratch, is the doors it has opened and the people I have gotten to meet. What started off as a mere space to share recipes has grown and opened doors with Apartment Therapy, Martha Stewart Living, Make It Better, and most recently a darling business right in my own home town: 365 Barrington. The owner, … Read more…

Cooking with Heinens | Roasted Chicken, Three Ways

Cooking with Heinens | Roasted Chicken, Three Ways

 Starting with one simple recipe we’re creating three delicious meals for your busy week. Roasted Chicken Three Ways. Your gang won’t get tired of chicken by having it three times in one week because each dish is so unique.  We’re starting with Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Sage. You could just buy a ready-roasted chicken, but roasting your own is better in many ways. Your kitchen will … Read more…