A Parent’s Guide to Enjoying the Super Bowl

Parenting and the Super Bowl don’t tend to be the greatest combinations. I mean, there is really no way your kids will leave you alone long enough to actually know what is going on in the game (or more important, appreciate the hyped up commercials) and they will most likely consume way too many snacks […]

Holiday Appetizers

It’s officially the holiday party season.  Sparkly necklace?  Check. Holiday outfit?  Check.  Delish and easy appetizer? Hmmm…..well, have I got the best holiday present for you. Here are some of my tried and true and BEAUTIFUL holiday appetizers that will both impress the eyes and the bellies of your friends and family: Cheeseball -8 oz […]

Tips for Celebrating Hannukah

Chanukah…Hannukah…however you spell it, the “Festival of Lights” is nothing but F U N for all families, Jewish or not. So here are some of our tips for celebrating Hannukah at home and in our community.  Now bust out the dreidels and get reading! This post contains some affiliate links, which means that if you make […]

Lunch Box Ideas for the Whole Family

It’s baaaaccckkk.  Yep, you know what I’m talking about: school.  At this point everyone is refreshed, refocused and ready to have a successful year.  But there’s one thing that I don’t particularly love about going back to school.  I love the homework, don’t mind organizing our schedules, but I LOATHE making lunches.  So thankfully I […]

Spiced up S’mores

Summertime means something decadently delicious in our house:  s’mores.  But here’s the thing….I can only eat the same thing so many times (even though the basic s’more is yummy!).  That’s why I have come up with these ways to create some spiced up s’mores.  Read on for my family friendly hacks and shortcuts, as well […]

Best BBQ Dishes that Impress

My favorite part about summer?  Going to BBQ’s!  And even better?  When someone else hosts the barbeque and I can focus on creating one amazing dish to contribute to the fete.  But here’s my secret…I only make easy dishes that look like I was slaving away in the kitchen all day.  Here is my collection […]

Grill Like A Girl

It’s officially grilling season in Chicagoland—woo hoo!  You know what that means?  Easy prep and less dishes to do thanks to your good old buddy the grill.  I know that there are many women who are intimidated by the metal beasts that await on their patios, but you don’t have to be! My no-nonsense tips […]