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 […]

How Will You Boo?

While there are many places in the Chicago area and surrounding suburbs where you can celebrate Halloween, none are as spectacular as the Brookfield Zoo. Boo! At The Zoo happens in October during the last three weekends of the month where the zoo transforms into one of the best places to trick-or-treat thanks to the […]

Caramel Apple Doughnuts: Serve Up Fall

Doughnuts are something we go out of our way to find.  We don’t always make them, because we quickly make them disappear.  However, with freshly picked organic apples, we had to do something fancy.  The doughnut is our favorite food.   The original dough recipe isn’t my creation.  However the filling and glaze are my recipe.  […]

Boo At The Zoo: Brookfield Zoo Trick Or Treat

So, Halloween is coming.  Fall is finally here.  Those perfectly crisp days are great, but it is even better to spend them outside wandering around.  The perfect matchup is of course Brookfield Zoo’s fabulous animal habitats alongside Ferrara Candy Company stations.  Every Saturday and Sunday from October 13th to October 28th is full of fall […]

Rose Braid Challah Bread: Recipes That Impress Everyone

You know we bake.  You probably know baking is not all that great in the summer heat.  Especially when we had 90°F days with a heat index of 100°F.  Turning on the oven is basically irresponsible in such heat waves, you don’t want to be heating up your house when trying to cool it down.  […]

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 […]