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 […]

10 Thanksgiving Recipe Twists

This year we are doing Thanksgiving differently. So, instead of cooking at home we’re volunteering our time to feed the hungry.  However, we nearly forgot all our lovely readers need great recipes to serve up.  So, here are some of favorites for Thanksgiving and afterwards!  They aren’t what you will find on the typical table. […]

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 […]

Our Bumble & Bumble Must Haves

These are the products that we use almost every single day.  We are extremely excited to be getting our hair cut again by Bumble & Bumble stylists!  We have been spreading the word about their need for hair models and nearly forgot to share our love.  If you’ve never tried Bumble & Bumble you are […]

How Do You Cook With Books?

Books have always been an extremely central part of our life.  My dad used to buy books only available in Europe when he traveled and as you know Alison was a librarian for many, many years.  When we moved from Louisville to Seattle, we moved about 50,000 pounds of books and that was after we […]