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International Home and Housewares Show 2017

As always, The annual International Home and Housewares Show held in Chicago was a huge hit and definitely a fun weekend!

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Time for the Green Chicago River

If the Chicago River is green, then it’s time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day when everyone is Irish!

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No Bake “Cousin” Cookies

Cousin Cookies are no bake cookies with a fun story that traveled through the decades and across an ocean, bringing cousins together.

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Christmas Stollen

If Christmas is near, then it’s time to make stollen. I found the most amazing recipe in a Bavarian cookbook. I wish you could taste it!

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Weekend Catch

While I was home watching the series repeat of Downton Abbey, my husband was reeling in some big fish from the depths of Lake Superior in Upper Michigan.

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Spud Point Crab Company

Bodega Bay California is known as the setting for Alfred Hitchcock’s movie, The Birds, but also the site of the best clam chowder and crab sandwiches.

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Ninety-Five and Counting

My mom turned ninety-five recently and impressed us when she blew out all the candles in one big effort, although the smoke alarm did go off…

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Cooking after the Concert

After recovering from the excitement of the Paul McCartney concert, it was time to start cooking again. Finnish cooking, that is!

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