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Everything’s Coming Up Garlic

We all know there is no shortage of events in the local area, but the Midwest Garlic Fest in Elizabeth, IL is one that...

Cool Summer Treats

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Okay, so maybe I am aging myself here, but the hot and humid days...

Galettes – The Easiest ‘Quick Pie’ You Will Ever Make

The warm weather is finally upon us; thus, we are in official “summer gatherings” mode. We look forward to the scheduled barbecue or pool...

Look Mom, No Carbs

As the diet trends of Paleo, Keto, Whole30, and overall low-carb eating continue to dominate in 2019, people are searching for more ways to...

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...

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...

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...

Brazen Open Kitchen + Bar

While fans of Brazen anxiously look forward to head chef Kevin Scharpf’s upcoming appearance on “Top Chef Kentucky,” the wait is over for the...

Putting the “Pressure” on Fall

As we wipe away the tears we shed for our loss of summer, we grab our wobbie sweaters and our favorite boots and shift...