Wednesday's "In the Kitchen" contestant was Lauren Nolan! She is the Chicago girl behind the food and style website Lakeshore Lady.
We set out Alessi products that must be used, one protein and some kitchen staples - then Carol worked her magic.
Our friends at Alessi also sent Lauren home with a gift basket of goodies.
Visit their website for all the Alessi products: http://alessifoods.com/
A lucky audience member also went home with a $100 gift card from Pete's Fresh Market.
For Pete's Fresh Market locations, visit: http://petesfresh.com/
Alessi and Pete's had a surprise for our viewing audience. Until 12:01 a.m. Thurs., Dec. 8, 2016, go to the main page of windycitylive.com, click on promotions and go to the WCL Grocery Instant Win contest for a chance at winning one of these great prizes:
$100 gift certificate to Pete's Fresh Market
$175 Alessi gift box
And you can opt in for a free package of Alessi Mushroom Risotto
WATCH: LAUREN NOLAN COMPLETES "IN THE KITCHEN" CHALLENGE