I just found out that I was voted Chicago’s Most Valuable Blogger (Dining and Entertainment Division)!!!! Thank you soooooo much for your votes and support!!!  I am literally speechless. Given this will be the closest I will ever come to making an acceptance speech, I have to put out a couple of  special thank yous. Thank you to all of my readers who voted.  It is obvious that this blog would mean nothing without all of you. To my the family and friends who continue to cheer me on.  (Oh no they are starting to play the music to tell me to wrap it up.) AndRead More →

I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who reads “Felt Like a Foodie” for voting during the CBS MVB contest.  (One last hint for you to vote for me.) The outpouring of support I have received has truly been a gift!  (Not as good of a gift as winning but that isn’t the correct thing to say is it?) The results should be out next week and I hope to be announcing my new title!Read More →

August is my favorite month to go to farmer’s markets.  I just seem to find more food treasures during this time of the year.  Our stands seem to have everything from berries to tomatoes to beans.  (Sometimes they have nice young farmhands too but I’m not allowed to bring any of them home.) On my last trip to the “market”, I was asked if I was interested in some squash that they were offering as a special for that afternoon.  To my surprise, I was handed a small bag of these freaky looking flying saucers posing as squash!  (I always have a heads up inRead More →

There is something that comes along with a marriage.  You may like it, you may not.  You may want to be part of it all the time or maybe just on special occasions.  There may be days you will feign a headache just to get away from it.  Any married person would know that I am talking about time with your in-laws! When I married my husband, I didn’t know that he came with his own cast of characters.  I sort of knew his immediate family and the nuts that fell from that family tree but I had no clue what was on the otherRead More →

*I have deleted my original post and hope you will like my substitution. Who doesn’t like lasagna?  When you mention the dish; a person is likely to tell you about how their family made it.  Everyone’s family recipe is “the best” and people tend to lean toward the flavors they grew up eating. After I wrote this blog, I heard quite a few opinions about lasagna and family recipes.  I was right that people are really, really  passionate about their sauce and recipe.  I completely accept that sentiment and hope that people realize that I am just writing down my thoughts, memories of my Chicagoland (anotherRead More →

It is an honor just to be nominated???  Nope, I want to win!!!!  I have the joy of being nominated as one of the BEST (tooting my horn) blogs in Chicagoland! So now, I need your votes to win!! Please vote (click here) for me every day!!!  I would appreciate your support.  Read More →