Month: March 2012
Month: March 2012
Neighbors. Love them or hate them, they are part of your life. I am VERY fortunate to be surrounded by one of the best groups of neighbors a gal could ever ask for. (This is the part that I am buttering them up because I am posting one of their recipes.) We are a multifaceted
My earliest memory of making homemade bread can go back to my teen years. (Technically, when Beauty and the Beast was released I was no longer a teen. I was a late bloomer so my creative license is allowed.) We (my mom and sisters.) went to Disney World and ate at a restaurant called
A little dream. Whether you want to grow up to be a teacher, a veterinarian or a truck driver, your dreams are what steer you on the highway called life. (Yes, I wanted to be a truck driver.) Tony Priolo’s dream was to have an authentic Italian restaurant that got to the heart and soul
To continue on with some of my previous discussions about comfort food, I have to talk about noodles today….Asian noodles. A meal in one bowl (and you have to eat them in a bowl), Asian noodles offer a versatile option for dinner (or lunch or snack.) You can get all of your protein, veggies and
Living in a small town, one of my challenges is learning about food and flavors popular in other countries. I have learned by opening my mind (and mouth), I am limitless. With that said, I knew NOTHING about Spanish food until I started reading Iron Chef, Jose Garces book, Latin Evolution. It is a fabulous
So, last year I did it. I made my husband happy. What I gave him was close to perfection, very hot and made him take a nap instantly. He isn’t going to be so lucky this year. I’m just not in the mood….to make the traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner. I didn’t want to disappoint
In the year 1970, there were quite a few momentous events that took place in this world. The first Earth Day was recognized. (Hooray!) The Beatles had their last number one song, The Long and Winding Road. (Boo!) I was born! (Oh crud, now you all know my age!) And the Shamrock Shake was invented!
I have a secret. It is something that surprises people when they hear it from me but has become part of me that I just can’t hide anymore. I think my husband finds it an attractive quality in me and even tells his friends about it. (I have your minds just twirling right now, don’t
Comfort. By the time March rolls around in the Midwest, I am looking for comfort from the cold in everything. I want a big fleecy woobie (blanket made from fleece with a colorful pattern) around me at all times. My weekend wardrobe consists of something with elastic around the waist and fuzzy material. (Yes, I
On February 29, 2016, I am going to look at the calendar and remember THIS leap year for a couple reasons. First, it was unusually warm for Chicagoland (in the 60’s) and very windy! The other thing I will remember is the lunch AND dinner I ate at GT Fish & Oyster on 531 N. Wells Street.