As much as I try to make sure my family eats a balanced diet and eats well during the week, but I also believe in treats. Valentine’s Day, birthdays or anniversaries are all the perfect time for treats. But,...
You know how you sometimes just get cravings for something minty and indulgent? Other people get these right? Especially around St. Patrick’s Day when you know minty, green food is around every corner? It’s literally around every corner when...
Everyone knows the piece de resistance of a good party is the cake. And what birthday party would be complete without one? After seeing The Greatest Showman earlier this year my daughter decided she wanted a circus party. We are...
From comfort food to the healthiest fare, Chicago Gourmet “Rock the Fork” proved that the city is a foodie’s paradise one bite at a time. Sponsored by Bon Appetit and COUNTRY Financial, Chicago Gourmet is like a celebration for chefs...
.It seems I’ve been on an Asian food kick lately. I have to admit, the flavors used in Asian cooking really just make my pallet happy. I honestly could eat Korean food, Thai or some of the other Asian cuisines...
I’ve been wanting to make gazpacho for at least a month now. It’s one of those things I’ve been dying to try but just didn’t feel like I had the time to commit to make it, which was silly...
Do you ever wish you lived in another part of the country or the world so you could eat the food that the region was know for on a regular basis? Anyone? Anyone? I often dream about where else I would...
I can’t get enough of the delicious food that is around in the fall. Truth be told this is the hardest time of year for me to control any and all cravings I have for homemade baked goods. Anything...
With the heat of summer kicking in, my daughter is loving popsicles. Unfortunately, she is asking for them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The asking usually involves whining, crying and an occasionally a full-blown tantrum. To make life easier, I thought...
Ham and cheese is sort of like peanut butter and jelly. They’re one of those combos in life that always works and almost everyone can agree on loving. Whether it’s a sandwich, a croissant, an omelet, a slider or whatever...
Summer is by far my favorite season. I love warm weather, long days playing outside and barbecuing.I love to cook on the grill for reasons other than the delicious taste. I hate cleaning up. Nothing ruins a good meal...
If you search, “How to make a cheeseboard,” or, “How to make a charcuterie board,” online, you’re likely to find hundreds of different tips on how to turn meat and cheese into a beautiful, almost-magical platter that can be...
On the way home from our most recent road trip, we stopped at a Panera for dinner. I generally drink iced tea when we are out anywhere but this time, after 12 hours in the car, something about the...
I think it is time to declare it to be baking season. We’re about halfway through September and while I don’t feel quite ready to break out the apples and start making whole pies, I do feel ready for...
My daughter and I love to create together. Whether it’s practicing writing words together, crafting or cooking, we always bond over the experience of working together and learning together. When I heard that Uncle Ben’s® was hosting the first ever...
I'm always searching for nutritional snacks and rewards for my daughter. Thanks to potty training, she started expecting treats for doing little things, like literally wiping her own butt. Instead of something chocolaty, I wanted to find something that...
I don’t host brunch a lot, but around the holidays it seems like people are always trying to squeeze in one more party, one more get together and one more excuse to gather round the table and eat. This...

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