Quick and Easy Summer Meals with Wild Garden

As much as I love summer, there is one thing I don’t like about the warm temps and long days: Being stuck inside to make a meal. I mean, who wants to be trapped inside a hot kitchen when there are beautiful sunny skies to take advantage of? That’s why I’m so glad I discovered […]

Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Chicagoland

Consider this your lucky red envelope of fantastic and free family friendly ways to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Chicagoland. And if your family is like mine and constantly sick during the winter, there are also some fun ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year from the comforts of home. I’m just hoping that […]

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 […]

Picnicking Spots & Meal Ideas

Are you trying to soak up the gorgeous weather before Chicago again becomes Chiberia?  Me too.  That’s why we are eating out (and no, I don’t mean going to restaurants—my wallet can only stretch so far) as often as possible.  I love serving meals as picnics because it puts an extra special spin on a […]

Mocktails for Moms

One of my least favorite things about being pregnant were the dietary restrictions.  Especially when I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes with my second child.  But I figured out ways around the food rules, especially when it came to treating myself to a mocktail. So in honor of my favorite mamas-to-be, here is my collection […]

10 Easy Rotisserie Chicken Recipes

So I like to pride myself on being a pretty cook (my stuffed mushrooms are so amazing I expect for the Food Network to come knocking on my door any second), but here’s the thing: I really like to take shortcuts.Not shortcuts that will ruin a meal or make it unhealthy for my family, but […]