5 DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas for the Unique of Heart

5 DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas for the Unique of Heart Alternative valentine’s plans for the rest of us   Bethany Rae, February 1, 2022 February 14th will forever be a holiday that caters to those couples who like to go to doctors’ appointments together. Recently divorced? Happily single? Secretly in love with your aunt’s butcher? … Read More

10 Best Irish Restaurants in Chicago

10 Best Irish Restaurants in Chicago experience local irish fare this St. Patrick’s Day in your own backyard   Bethany Rae, March 10, 2020   Curious about the history of St Patrick’s Day? You’re in the right place, just the wrong post. Head over to last year’s St Paddy’s article if you’re looking to impress … Read More

5 Whole 30 Instant Pot Recipes

5 whole 30 instant pot recipes stay on track with easy recipes fast enough for every weeknight   Bethany Rae, February 25, 2020   Everyone knows the secret to successfully following Whole 30- the popular elimination diet used to pinpoint inflammation triggers- is cooking. But we also know that the only people who have time … Read More

Game Day Food

5 Game Day Snacks That Score Big Points

5 game day snacks that score big points easy recipes for every food lifestyle   Bethany Rae, January 28, 2020   Resolutions are tricky enough to stick to without pesky Super Bowl parties throwing a wrench in the works. Luckily, Northern Fork is prepared to skip the football puns and provide you with a helpful … Read More

Children's Hospital

5 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

FIVE Ways to Give Back This holiday season   Bethany Rae, December 17, 2019   Giving…not Getting. Here at Northern Fork, we like to think that’s what the season is all about. If you’re keen to agree, here are 5 local charities you should consider supporting this holiday. We promise there is no ribbon long … Read More

10 Homemade Food Gifts Perfect for the Holidays

10 Homemade Food Gifts Perfect for the Holidays Best Edible Gifts to Impress your Family & Friends   Bethany Rae, December 3 , 2019   What’s better than combining the joy of gift-giving with the comfort of something delicious? An answer escaped us; So we assembled a list of our favorite homemade foodie gifts for … Read More


3 Alternative Birds Worthy of the Thanksgiving Centerpiece

3 Alternative Birds worthy of the Thanksgiving centerpiece Alternatives for the turkey & tofurkey haters   Bethany Rae, November 19 , 2019 Turkey plays a huge role in a traditional American Thanksgiving celebration. It’s often assumed that the modern menu originated from the country’s “first Thanksgiving”…but historians believe there is a good chance turkey wasn’t served. The famous … Read More

Holiday Office Party

10 Festive Alternative Themes for Your Office Holiday Party

10 Festive Alternative Themes for Your Office Holiday Party “A Festivus for the rest of us”   Bethany Rae, November 7 , 2019 Ready or not, the holidays are upon us; Which means it’s time to start planning the inevitable celebratory bash. Whether you’re throwing a soiree for the office, a dinner for the family, … Read More

Halloween Candy

Trick or Treat, Let’s Make Something SWEET!

Scary Good Candy Bars you can make at Home They are devilishly good…   Repost: October 30, 2020 (Original post: Bethany Rae, October 22 , 2019) The recipe for a spooktacular Halloween is easy: Mix two parts fun with three parts frightening and then coat the lot in an obscene amount of sugar. When it … Read More

Kitchen Chicago

Top 10 Chicago Wedding Venues

Top 10 Chicago Wedding Venues You are cordially invited to peruse our list of Top Ten Chicago Wedding Venues (and you’re going to love them).   Bethany Rae, October 17, 2019 At Northern Fork, we know the hard work it takes to plan the wedding you’ve always envisioned. And in a city this size, choosing … Read More