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]

Desperately Seeking Dinner


It’s 6 o’clock, you just came home from work or where ever, and your family wants dinner. You open the refrigerator, the freezer, the pantry, but you don’t know what to make. This is the time of day that many people cringe over. For me, how I tackle this dreaded time of day is by… [Read More]

Cranberry and Raisin Zucchini Bread


With the summer nearing an end, and fall not quite here, I feel the change that is about to come in the morning air. Don’t you? It is a little cooler and slightly damp. The afternoons here in Chicago have been hot and humid, though. Still, my garden is producing. Even though some of the… [Read More]