Culinary Fight Club: Chocolate Edition

That is correct!  This month’s Culinary Fight Club is themed around chocolate.  No matter what your opinion is regarding that holiday on the 14th, all that matters is that you enjoy chocolate!  So far, I’m hearing that 4 chefs have signed up to serve you savory chocolate dishes.  The heated battle will take place February […]

First Look For Charity 2017

For the past few years, I have been lucky enough to attend the preview for the First Look For Charity Gala.  I get to learn about which charities are benefitting this year and taste everything.  Every year this event raises around $2 million for local charities.  Last year they met the goal of $2 million […]

The Bottled Blonde Serves Up Culinary Fight Club

This month’s fight had it all.  Sips and bites!  Along with a large crowd that came to watch a brutal battle of chefs and mixologists.  100% of the proceeds from December’s fight went to Fight2Feed.  I am really here to tell you about Culinary Fight Club, but I can say that we cooked and fed […]

Cooking At Macy’s State Street

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. As you know, we love to cook.  Part of the perks of being a food blogger is getting to meet great chefs.  In and out of their restaurants, chefs have a wide range of skills. […]

Celebrate The Holidays With Macy’s Believe Day!

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. There are certain aspects of living near a big city that we love.  There are always great outings to be had in Chicago.  So, I am pleased to tell you that Macy’s is celebrating Believe […]

Bake Your Heart Out

This will come as a surprise but I am not allowed to cook.  Yes, those words went together in that order.  My family refuses to let me cater everything at our holiday gatherings.  Even though this is my job to cook delicious foods, the ban hammer came down on me years ago.  So, instead we bake […]

Fight2Feed: Thanksgiving Edition

By now, I hope you know that we have found ourselves a new volunteer organization, Fight2Feed.  Volunteering is something that has been ingrained in us since we were young.  The problem we had was finding a new organization after moving across the country.  You make great connections as a volunteer.   This is just one […]

The Top 5 Doughnuts That Make You Stop

I might as well divulge some of our secrets.  Going without doughnuts is hard, we’ve done it before, but it feels so much better to have one.  Are they healthy? Probably not by any means, but we crave them and so we give into the craving so as not to make worse choices later down […]

My Neighbor Isn’t A Lumberjack

But he might have been, or so he tells us if he hadn’t you know been a CPA.  His collection of saws certainly come in handy more than you would expect.  There is a lot that we do around our house.  We grew up in the middle of nowhere so our first instinct is to […]

Learning From Women In Media

Last night, we attended a Women Driving Excellence talk.  The guest speakers were Candace Jordan and Janet Davies.  Both are women that you probably recognize if you’ve spent any time in Chicago.  They are both successful in their field of reporting for doing things no one did before.   Candace, also known as Candid Candace, […]

3 Bakeries We Crave

We are foodies. We live to eat the tasty pastries most of all.  There is just something baked into them that we love more than most other treats.  Be it savory or sweet, we want our bakery items.  We want them fresh and delicious.  Healthy doesn’t really play into it for us.  Spunky Dunkers -I […]

There Is No Reason To Not Eat Purely

You can see that Chef Sean Spradlin is not afraid of showing off his skills.  We were invited to sample a large helping of Eat Purely’s new menu items.  If you are not familiar with Eat Purely and you are in the city of Chicago, then you should be.  This is an app based company […]