What Could You Do With #OneTankOfGood ?

As you know, food is pretty much my end all be all. I cook from scratch every single day and I adore feeding people. I think everyone should know how to bake a loaf of bread from scratch and not feel intimidated in the kitchen.  So when I was asked what I would do if […]

The Palm Court

Ever wondered about a restaurant that’s been in your town pretty much my entire life, almost 40 years, but for some reason you’ve never been there? For me that’s the Palm Court in Arlington Heights. I’ve spent time in Arlington Heights since birth, as my grandparents moved here in 1960. Now I’m even living in their house […]

Drunken Van Van Mojo Blueberry Cider Bread

Earlier this year I had this random thought pop into my head late on a Friday night….why is no one baking more with hard ciders and beers? I mean beyond quick breads. Ciders and beers have so many flavors now with all the different hops and ingredients brewers use to make their brews. I did […]

First Look For Charity 2019 Preview

I know it’s a new year when the preview for First Look For Charity rolls around. One of the first and my favorite media events happens the second week of January to give people like me a chance to whet our readers appetites for all the goodies that will be available at the Chicago Auto […]

Best Buy Open House This Weekend!

The reviewer has been compensated with a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.  That’s right Best Buy is having an open house this weekend! Find an answer to all of your questions about appliances, computers, cell phones and more.  Head over to select Best Buy locations this […]

Keto Avocado Lime Chocolate Torte: Steviva KetoseSweet+

This recipe has been submitted for the Steviva Blogger Recipe Challenge. Product samples received in exchange for posting this recipe as part of the recipe challenge. Find more recipes by following #steviva #sweetandeasy If you are unfamiliar with keto, then the quick explanation is a low carb, low sugar and high fat diet.  There are a […]

Baking With Gold: Michael Kors Wear OS

I received this product as compensation for my review.  Michael Kors Access Runway Smartwatch So, you know that I bake.  Around Christmas the baking stretches to a full week.  This year I started early prep by mixing batches of slice and bake cookies.  Living with a smartphone, the one thing it is not entirely helpful […]

Airbrush Yourself Using Mineral Air

Already, we covered fall trends from The Makeup Show.  However, there is a brand new product that we love.  I am giving it Holy Grail status.  Mineral Air is a portable and compact air brush system.  It is smaller than your average shampoo bottle.  For someone low key and low maintenance, even I can have […]

Wholesome Wednesday: Apple Compote Pork Chops

A Wholesome Wednesday Pork Chops Recipe When Fall finally arrives in Chicagoland my cooking tends to shift from light easy meals to casseroles, stews and roasts. I love prepping a casserole and then throwing it in the oven to come together. That break in cooking while the whole house gets a glorious smell is just […]

Enjoy Your Fall Face: The Makeup Show

Our Fall Favorites From The Makeup Show So, the Makeup Show came to town a few weeks ago.  One part of living in Chicago is enjoying the access to good products and services. In Arlington Heights alone, there are over 20 spas catering to personal care.  When you have so many choices it is hard […]

Bake With Alternative Liquids: Apple Cider Recipe

As you know here at Rosie Discovers we kind of march to the tune of a different drummer. I like to experiment with just about everything in the kitchen. You never know what I’m going to try next. At the moment that includes using different liquids to flavor dishes versus using more spices. I’ve been […]

Apple Raspberry Kuchen: You Didn’t Know You Needed It

Sometimes the best ideas come from a change in plans. Yesterday I was all set to make this amazing german plum coffee cake also known as a kuchen, that I’ve been making for a couple of years now in the fall. However, Italian Empress plums are pretty delicate and when they’re ripe, they get really […]