Best Buy Photography Workshop Tours!

You are in luck.  Best Buy is starting photography tours in a few cities including Minneapolis, Seattle, San Diego, Houston, Atlanta, Tampa and New York City this weekend (July 28, 2018).  You can sign up for their intermediate course and learn from professional photographers.  With 4 individual photo shoots during the excursion including using a variety of […]

No More Pie, Serve Rhubarb Cake

My Rhubarb Jungle Gardening may not be your hobby. However, at our house we seem to have endless rhubarb.  This stuff is hearty and gigantic.  Truly you might think we were growing pumpkins if it were the season. So what is a lady to do with endless stalks of vibrant rhubarb? Bake cakes of course.  […]

Sweet Corn Fusion Elotes Pasta

Mexican Street Corn Elotes are Mexican street corn.  Normally, eaten straight from the cob.  Since that is a tad messy, this recipe is all of that flavor but less mess.  Adding pasta so this can be considered more of a filling main dish.  That and Susie is generally against corn.  So pasta is one way of […]

Forget Sugar Cookies, Frost Ube Cookies

Not Just A Purple Cookie Sugar cookies are great.  We especially love those super soft pillowy ones with the colorful thick frosted tops.  Well, we are here to tell you that softness can be found with sweet potatoes.  A softness we found from ube treats at Warm Belly. This recipe is partly inspired by their ube […]

Guaranteed Rate Field – A Foodie Destination

WGN Invited Me To The White Sox Game Did you read earlier this week about my being a brand ambassador for WGN Radio? Weeellll our April event was attending a White Sox game in a suite with WGN, as WGN Radio is now the voice of the Chicago White Sox. While I’m not a huge […]

WGN Brand Ambassador

Announcing Your Newest WGN Ambassador I’ve got exciting news!! For the rest of the year I will be one of six brand ambassadors for WGN Radio here in Chicago.  You’re probably thinking why are you telling me this? Well throughout the year I’ll be doing special things with WGN Radio. As you probably already know, […]

Amazing Summer Spotting Brookfield Zoo Arachnids

Now Appearing Amazing Arachnids This year, Brookfield Zoo celebrates arachnids with Amazing Arachnids.  The special seasonal exhibit opens this Saturday, May 26.  With over 45,000 documented species, there is a lot you might not know about arachnids.  We certainly thought we knew about these eight legged creatures, but it turns out we missed the impact […]

Jeep Wrangler: Don’t Fear The Mud

Jeep Invited Us To Off Road! We were lucky enough to go off roading with Jeep to check out their newest lineup including the updated 2018 Wrangler, Sahara and Rubicon, and 2019 Cherokee, Trailhawk and Overland.  Off roading is something that we grew up around, living in the middle of nowhere, but we never did […]

Secrets Of Topsea: The Many Tales Of A Friendly Town

A Friendly Town That’s Almost Always By The Ocean! Our last Disney•Hyperion book for the month is A Friendly Town That’s Almost Always By The Ocean! This beginner chapter book for ages 8-12 is perfect to encourage young readers.  This is not your typical story as secrets are divulged.  After all when you move to […]

Charlie & Frog: An ASL Adventure

Charlie & Frog A Mystery The key to this book is friendship.  Honestly even though there is a mystery to be solved, without the rock solid combination of Charlie and Frog (a girl not an amphibian) the whole book would fizzle out.  There is the added bonus that Frog is deaf and thus helps Charlie […]

Burning Magic: A Perfect Ending

The Final Shadow Magic Novel Confession time, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the entire trilogy of Shadow Magic.  This is exactly the type of book I searched for when I began devouring chapter books.  The entire series is whimsical and macabre but without being nightmare inducing.  Burning Magic takes our heroine and hero and drops them into […]

Spring Stuffed Alfredo Shells

Spring Produce = Asparagus Let’s be honest, spring isn’t here yet, but that doesn’t mean I can’t find my favorite produce.  The beginning of the seasonal spring offerings are here.  Last week, I found skinny asparagus popping up so as usual I buy what I like.  Then comes the question of what do I cook with […]