Archive for May 2012

Mid-week Menu: Delish Italian Sausage & Beans Dish

Mid-week Menu: Delish Italian Sausage & Beans Dish
We’ve all been there. Staring at the fridge at 5:30pm with hungry kids swarming. What to make for dinner that is easy, fast, and won’t break the calorie bank? This recipe from Cooking Light is very satisfying and ready in 10 minutes, no kidding. The seasoning of the turkey sausage along with the basil, oregano,... Read more »

Muffins, May, and Memorial Day: News & Nibbles Monday

Muffins, May, and Memorial Day: News & Nibbles Monday
I’m taking a quick break from the 90 degree heat today (love it!), to post today’s News & Nibbles Monday. May is National Celiac Awareness Month In case you were not aware, May is National Celiac Awareness Month. Although May is winding down, there are still opportunities to help increase awareness of Celiac Disease and... Read more »

The IKEA Effect: Mid-week Swedish Meatballs

The IKEA Effect: Mid-week Swedish Meatballs
Schaumburg’s IKEA is the Disney World of furniture for my kids. The bright colors, interesting shapes, and inventive toys are almost as irresistible as the Swedish Meatballs wafting from the 4th floor above. While I contemplate the effort involved in building a Hensvik for my daughter’s bedroom, the kids move from display to display, sitting... Read more »
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Glamour and Frozen Goodies Without the Gluten: News N' Nibbles Monday

Glamour and Frozen Goodies Without the Gluten: News N' Nibbles Monday
As Chicagoland was treated to some of the most gorgeous weather this past weekend that we’ve had in a while, it dawned on me that body-baring summer styles and sandal season are virtually upon us. And what are this summer fashion’s most most important accessories? Healthy hair and glowing skin. Unfortunately many hair and skin... Read more »

Get Dirty: A Black Thumb's Guide to Gardening

Get Dirty: A Black Thumb's Guide to Gardening
It was one of my grandmother’s favorite summer past times. She’d mix up a glass of Country Time lemonade for each of us, and then we’d walk the garden of her Oak Lawn bungalow. She’d tell me a little about each of the plants as if they were old friends – which ones were temperamental,... Read more »

Mid-week Menu: Creative Uses for Barbecue Pork Ribs

If you read my News & Nibbles post from Monday, you learned that we grilled some delicious racks of baby back ribs, coated with my husband’s sweet & spicy rib rub recipe, over the weekend. Here’s the rub (pun intended). What do you do with leftover baby back ribs? In usual Costco fashion, we overbought.... Read more »
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My Costco Conundrum: News N' Nibbles Monday

My Costco Conundrum: News N' Nibbles Monday
Mother’s Day may have come and gone, but summer can’t be far away right? Here are Monday’s news and nibbles. These Shoes Were Made for Walkin’ The McHenry County Celiac Support Group will be sponsoring a Celiac Walk this coming Saturday, May 19th, to help raise money for the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center.... Read more »

Music to Mom's Ears: Mother's Day Mix Tape

Music to Mom's Ears: Mother's Day Mix Tape
As a mother in a world of work meetings, baseball schedules, and children vomiting in my car (yes, sadly that occurred this week with two feverish children in the house), a full night’s sleep and a day with no agenda would make my Mother’s Day complete. As a daughter though, I always struggle with what... Read more »

Mid-week Menu: Tasty Asian Take-Out....In

Mid-week Menu: Tasty Asian Take-Out....In
Everyone has their favorite Asian takeout restaurant. Tin Lung, a little place off Harlem Avenue, was our family favorite for Chinese growing up. The butter compartment of our fridge was proof-positive, since it contained a stockpile of the little sweet & sour, mustard, and soy sauce packets that always came with the takeout. I’d go... Read more »
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Pizza, Beer & Chocolate Brownies: News N' Nibbles Monday

Pizza, Beer & Chocolate Brownies: News N' Nibbles Monday
Domino’s is Doing “Gluten Free” Delivery With a Catch Just in time for bikini season. Home delivery of pizza with a gluten free crust and a new beer offering! USA Today reported that Domino’s Pizza will be offering a pizza with a gluten free crust, making them the first national retail chain to offer gluten... Read more »
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