Werther’s Caramel Creme Filled Baked Bismarcks

I love caramel.  I mean really, really love it.  I’d rather have caramel, vanilla or butterscotch over chocolate nine times out of ten.  So when I was asked to hold a baking party for Werther’s Originals new soft caramels, I jumped at the chance.  I get to bake and someone’s going to send me caramels? […]

Enter the OMGuac! Get Creative with Lunch!

There is one snack that we hold high above the rest, guacamole.  We love this flavorful mix of fruits and veggies.  The best part is that Wholly Guacamole takes all of the work out of it.  You can just enjoy without needing to worry about chopping or dicing or mixing! SO, try your luck and […]

Sharing Values with Scott, Art and a Movie

Everyone has toilet paper rolls.  Did you know if you save them that you can make something gorgeous?  Something like this?  It takes me a bit longer to save them as I use Scott Bath Tissues because they have 1,000 sheets per roll.  With just glue dots hot glue gun (let’s face it glue dots […]

Kettle Chips and Basketball

Who doesn’t enjoy a good meal with a good game?  I know our family does.  So, why not use a few bags of Kettle Chips as an excuse to get cooking.  Nothing too fancy because we can’t spend all our time in the kitchen and miss the basketball tournament!  There’s only a limited amount of […]

Chicago Breweries: Church Street Brewing Co.

Church Street Brewing Co., a new local brewery and our first visit!  Just our luck too, because Joe knows beer with a background in chemical engineering.  He can brew with precision.  They started in September.  They have a thirty barrel system and they are a brewery to watch.  You may only be able to stop […]

Kimbap: A Healthy Superbowl Treat! #CBias

Alison: We need to practice making our Superbowl treats.  What do you think we should make?  I think it should be something healthy.  All I ever see at parties is junk food or unhealthy choices. Susie: Practice?  I don’t think so!  Everything I make is wonderful! Alison: Practice makes perfect! Susie: Well, in that case we should […]

Kimbap: A Healthy Superbowl Treat! #CBias

Alison: We need to practice making our Superbowl treats.  What do you think we should make?  I think it should be something healthy.  All I ever see at parties is junk food or unhealthy choices. Susie: Practice?  I don’t think so!  Everything I make is wonderful! Alison: Practice makes perfect! Susie: Well, in that case we should […]

Indie Craft Galore

Source So many things going on in Chicago this weekend.  There’s the Chicago Fine Chocolate Show, the opening of the recently moved Old Navy in the Loop, and the indie craft show: The DIY Trunk Show.I am so excited to attend The DIY Trunk Show tomorrow!  I’ve recently moved to Chicago for graduate school and […]

Indie Craft Galore

Source So many things going on in Chicago this weekend.  There’s the Chicago Fine Chocolate Show, the opening of the recently moved Old Navy in the Loop, and the indie craft show: The DIY Trunk Show.I am so excited to attend The DIY Trunk Show tomorrow!  I’ve recently moved to Chicago for graduate school and […]

Asian Lean Cuisine #FrozenFavorites

Alison:Today I headed out to Sam’s to see if I could find some healthy, tasty and quick frozen meals.  Lately I haven’t had much time to make sure I’m eating a healthy lunch.  When I get pressed for time I’m most likely to pick up a latte for lunch as opposed to finding time to […]

Asian Lean Cuisine #FrozenFavorites

Alison:Today I headed out to Sam’s to see if I could find some healthy, tasty and quick frozen meals.  Lately I haven’t had much time to make sure I’m eating a healthy lunch.  When I get pressed for time I’m most likely to pick up a latte for lunch as opposed to finding time to […]

Calling all foodies!

Photo from Groupon The Chicago Cooking Expo is going to be at Arlington Park next weekend!!  Which totally rocks because its practically in my backyard.  So needless to say, we’re going.  We won’t be there as in having a booth, but going to check everything out.   So if you’re a food enthusiast, this is […]