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Perfect Roasted Chicken

What makes a perfect roast chicken? A crisp, crunchy, flavor-filled skin and juicy, tender meat. How do you get this magic combination of crispy...

River Ridge Brewing Co.

Where would you be if you walked into a brew pub that incorporated as many local ingredients as possible into their beers and named...

Louisburg Junction Supper Club

Louisburg Junction checks all the boxes when one thinks of what constitutes a supper club: good drinks, soup and salad bar, traditional beef, pork,...

Otto’s Place

Off the beaten path, Otto’s Place in Galena seems a tucked away discovery before one even enters the front door. And what a pleasant...

Good for the Heart

February is Heart Health Awareness Month. Since I lost my brother recently to a massive heart attack, this month’s awareness is personal. Heart disease...

Hedges Family Estate Winery: Sarah Goedhart – Winemaker

It was my extreme pleasure to share time with Sarah Goedhart, Head Winemaker for Hedges Family Estate Winery since 2015. Sarah is the daughter...

Galena Whiskey Weekend

Whether you missed or attended the event last year, you’re going to want to buy a ticket to the 2019 Galena Whiskey Weekend. Saturday,...

Marco’s Italian Restaurant

There is nothing pretentious about Marco’s restaurant. Wood-paneled walls, plastic plants, old chairs with red faux leather seats reveal that much of the interior...

New Year New You

Eating healthy, exercising more, caring for ourselves… yes, January is the month for New Year’s resolutions. Let’s make those good intentions result in positive...

Holiday Appetizers – Quick, Easy and Certain to Please

Every family has slightly different traditional holiday fare, but we are pulling from our own favorite family traditions for this edition. Starting with appetizers, we...