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 […]

Cruising with Seadog: BlogHer Style

Part of the fabulous part of attending the BlogHer conference is getting to have new experiences.  Like this exquisite Seadog Fireworks Cruise!  Because a Seadog cruise isn’t enough the parties at BlogHer step it up a notch by adding fireworks!! How sweet of a deal is that?  It’s going to be an amazing night with […]

Scared and Excited that BlogHer’13 is Coming!

In almost a month one of the biggest blog conferences in the world is going to be held at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago.  BlogHer’13 is going to be a non-stop whirlwind of parties, classes, meeting bloggers and brands.  I’m both excited and scared to be going, as this is my very first conference.  Kind […]

Kids LiveWell and Celebrity Chef Marc Murphy

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the National Restaurant Association. I attended a live event and received a gift bag and promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. Today I have something special to share with you!  A couple of weeks ago […]

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 […]

Crate and Barrel Sushi Mat

If you saw yesterday’s post about making your own kimbap, you probably saw our sushi rolling mat.  It actually came from Crate and Barrel.  Today, January 21st, its on sale for $2.95 with free shipping!  Talk about a steal! Now you have no excuse not to try kimbap at home.  

Crate and Barrel Sushi Mat

If you saw yesterday’s post about making your own kimbap, you probably saw our sushi rolling mat.  It actually came from Crate and Barrel.  Today, January 21st, its on sale for $2.95 with free shipping!  Talk about a steal! Now you have no excuse not to try kimbap at home.  

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 […]