Why Steel Matters At The Chicago Auto Show

We know you love cars.  We love cars too.  Beyond just driving them, we are curious how they are made.  Each year we attend the Chicago Auto Show and see all the new advancements.  The designs make us ooh and ahh, but we tend to gloss over the frame.  The crowd is most interested on the […]

3 Tricks For Perfect Pierogi

Pierogi seem to be one of those dishes that few people make from scratch.  A little similar to fresh pasta there is technique involved, but with a pasta machine these delicious dumplings are worth the time and effort.  We went with a not so standard savory filling.  Generally you find pierogi with a few simple ingredients for […]

There Is No Pair – Pear Bread

As fruits go, pears tend to be overlooked.  They don’t seem to be as popular as the apple, orange or banana.  Yet, you will find them in many a fruit juice secretly lurking by adding their sweetness.  Apples are the American fruit, but the pear is equally delicious.  Their addition to this bread recipe adds tang […]

Fuel Up During The First Look For Charity 2018

Through all the crazy weather, there is one event we look forward to this time of year.  The Chicago Auto Show and of course the Chicago Auto Show’s First Look For Charity on Friday, February 9th.  This year we didn’t miss out on the preview for the delicious food.  Just like last year the spread is […]

Papillon Goes To The Vet

Papillon is the fluffiest cat.  This is a cat so fluffy he floats.  He is perhaps one of the most adorable picture books characters I’ve ever seen. This white fluffy ball bounces around the pages.  Written by A. N. Kang, this is the second adventure of Papillon.  I must say that the first book may be […]

Munchem Academy Is Going To Steal Your Heart

Munchem Academy is a newer series.  The second book: Munchem Academy: The Girl Who Knew Even More, is another foray into how Mattie Larimore eventually becomes the world’s greatest thief. You may be hesitant at that premise, but you should know that this is not just a context of good or evil.  Commander S. T. […]

Suspect Red The Best Historical Fiction

Suspect Red is the perfect example of historical fiction. This novel by L. M. Elliott has the perfect balance of research and speculation.  Adding to the tension are pictures and facts from the time period that are from the story.  Nothing else can drop you into the paranoia of the Cold War faster than seeing […]

Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker

There are definitely some great first chapter books to be found.  Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker by Shelley Johannes is perfect for young kids.  Beatrice is a little bit of a rebel or an outcast.  She is not a traditional kid by any means.  Beatrice after all prefers to think upside down, literally.  The illustrations are […]

Driving Street Mission With Nissan

Part of our mission at Fight2Feed is to feed everyone.  All the people that are hungry and suffer food insecurity.  The people that might have to make a choice of whether to eat or pay a utility bill.  Just like there is a choice of how people decide to live within their means.  Some people […]

Beaver’s Coffee And Donuts To Boost Your Morning

As you know, we are all about doughnuts and coffee!  So, when they offered to shower our Fight2Feed volunteers with donuts and coffee, we had to share!  If you are a fan of donuts or make your way about the city based on donuts (like we do), then you are a fan of Beaver’s Donuts already.  […]

Laughs With My Sister: Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father

Yes, we do watch Netflix.  We are not cable people and haven’t been for at least a decade.  Netflix doesn’t always hit the spot for us with their original shows.  However, we have not laughed so hard since watching Jack Whitehall on his gap year with his father.  A scenario which sounds tame and certainly […]

Drive In The Circle With The Rogue SL

We have seen a lot of the Nissan Rogue.  So this time around, when we had the Rogue SL, we were pleasantly surprised.  There are a few extra features that make being in the car relaxing.  Nothing says summer more than the perfect book like The Circle.  Instead of going to the beach, we headed to […]