Counting The Last Year

We have enjoyed our holiday break.  We hope that your holidays were all that you wanted.  The new year is off to a start and we’ve got lots to do even this weekend.  You might catch us at a Chicago Wolves game or even at the Travel & Adventure show in Rosemont.   However, mostly […]

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 […]

Holidays With Sullivan’s Steakhouse

We’ve all done the rushing around.  The crazy amounts of preparing the perfect gifts.  Wrapping the presents just so with bows and ribbons.  Stocked up on butter and flour and sugar, or is that just me?  Anyway you describe it, you have worked hard for your holiday to be flawless.   So, of course you […]

Culinary Fight Club During Baking Week

As you may have guessed, we’ve been busy.  This time it’s not all work.  However, baking week is upon us.  Yesterday was our first full day of baking in preparations for the holidays!  Before I forget I wanted to tell you that Culinary Fight Club is tomorrow night!  My job still requires that I share […]

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 […]

Cooking Pantry Vs. Food Pantry

Yes, food bloggers have cooking pantries and food pantries. But let’s be honest, I’ve had a cooking pantry most of my life. You see, growing up there was always a huge kitchen. Add in that my dad’s side of the family makes industrial kitchen equipment = fully stocked kitchen. Even if my mom isn’t exactly the […]

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 […]

The Gift You Give Yourself: Mayana Chocolate

Mayana Chocolate.  If you haven’t heard of this yet, then you are welcome for this gift.  Your world is about to change in a way that you never could have imagined.  This chocolate is our favorite.  Hard to believe, but Alison isn’t exactly a chocolate lover.  Yet, she wants Mayana Chocolate.  Not everything because she […]

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 […]

Drink Your Barley All Winter Long

I always find drinking the recommended daily amount of water harder in the winter.  In the summer, we are always hot and craving that liquid to cool down.  However, in the winter all I want to do is curl up with a good book and not move for hours.  That entire day could be happily […]

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 […]