This time of year I like to fill my calendar with trips for the upcoming months. Planning ahead and finding out what options are out there is fun and gives me something to look forward to as the snow flies and winters pall wears on. For the first time, I am trying something new, I […]
The holiday’s were not fun from everyone’s perspective..
The coastlines have the oceans and the Gulf, the Rockies and Blue Ridge states have their mountains, but central Illinois has it’s fall colors and its festivals. As fall rolls into the heartland, get out and enjoy the pumpkins, the apples, the wrap up of harvest, and the bite in the air! Fall lasts a […]
Hip Hip Hooray for pasta! I didn’t travel to Italy, just with my friend Janna Seiz to Springfield Illinois and Lincoln Land Community College for the 2nd half of my cooking class to get my Italian fix. The class was with Chef Denise Perry who taught us all about the Principles of Cooking. As part […]
Fall is a great time for visiting apple orchards, or if you are lucky like I am, you might even have an apple tree in your own backyard. The apple tree in my yard is a small one, the larger one we had for years has bit the dust and the two transparent apple trees […]