Sponsored Review: Coconut Oil from Cocozia


Recently, I attended the American Library Association’s mid-winter show that was held in Chicago. The mid-winter show is only about half as large as the annual one, but since it was in Chicago I thought I would check it out. I had a plan to meet as many cookbook authors that were there and go… [Read More]

Romancing the Stove

It's Love That's Cooking

They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and I couldn’t agree more. What is the way to a woman’s heart? Is it chocolate, shoes or purses? I’d take all three for sure! But those aren’t the ways to my heart. Of course there is much more to a relationship… [Read More]

Put the Supper in your Super Bowl Party Menu


Super Bowl is just a few days away and you might dread the typical food that is sometimes served. Let’s see … wings, chips and salsa, and some sort of melted cheese dip, are perennial favorites to name a few. Some Super Bowl parties are all appetizers and nothing substantially filling. The guys can’t just eat… [Read More]

It’s a New Year


Wow! Winter break went so fast. I really didn’t want it to end. I enjoyed hanging out at home with my family (in my pj’s most days) and taking a little break from cooking (I made a few reservations). I think I cooked dinner four times in two weeks, which is unusual for me. I… [Read More]

Sponsored Review: Everyday Juices and Smoothies with Cocozia 100% Coconut Water


When the distributors of Cocozia coconut water contacted me I thought it was exciting, to say the least. It is pretty cool to know that someone wants your opinion on a product. In an effort to try to get my blog off the ground, I gladly accepted the opportunity. I am familiar with coconut water, but not… [Read More]

Cranberry Sauce with Port and Cinnamon

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Many people send me their questions throughout the year, but not many know this: I am happy to answer questions, should you have them at any given time. If you have a question either leave a comment or message me on my Facebook page. I will get back to you right away. I have received… [Read More]

Pan Roasted Rosemary Chicken


I have chosen not to jump on the Thanksgiving Day band wagon. For one reason, I am not hosting it this year, therefore I am not cooking. Although, I am bringing a wild rice stuffing to my sister-in-law’s. I ‘m testing that out tonight. If it is worthy to share then I will. Also, there… [Read More]

Spicy Honey Glazed Brussels Sprouts


Wow! 6 shares and over 1,100 people saw my Facebook post about Brussels sprouts. I had written, “you either hate them or you love them”, and apparently you love them! Cooked just right, Brussels sprouts are delicious! So, here is the recipe for those wonderful, mouthwatering Brussels sprouts. If you don’t like spicy flavors, then… [Read More]

Pumpkin Fest


A couple of weeks ago we finally got over to Highwood, Illinois’ Great Pumpkin Fest. I had heard about it for years, but I would either forget about going, or the dates didn’t fit in with our schedule. The day we went was beautiful, though chilly. When we got to the entrance there were hundreds… [Read More]