Category: Celebrations

Oh Baby! Gift Wrapping Ideas

  Baby showers are so fun. The best part is always seeing all the cute gifts for the baby and mom to be.   These days, with the popularity of registries, it is easy to select something off these helpful little lists so why not go the extra length to wrap the gift in something that is... Read more »

Baking: Pumpkin Love

Halloween is right around the corner which means it’s pumpkin season! Everywhere you go, there are pumpkins…from supermarkets to restaurants and even as decorations on sidewalks and windows. Pumpkin is such a versatile ingredient and is perfect for delicious soups, cakes, pies and even pastas. On the sweet side, most people immediately think of pumpkin... Read more »

Food: Cheers to Summer! Easy Sangria Recipe

Summer is just around the corner (that’s right, 80s tomorrow) and all this talk about beach, bbqs and the thought of all the fun in the sun made me to think of my favorite summer drink…sangria! This is a wonderful drink that is surprisingly easy to make.  I can guaranteyou and your guests will keep... Read more »
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One Bite Cheesecake Goodness

Cheesecake is one of those delicious yet indulgent deserts that most people avoid making at home because they think its too complicated. Cheesecake’s rich and creamy texture, and that little bit of sweetness (my favorite, in the form of fruit) always makes for a decadent desert. Anytime I need to impress a crowd I always... Read more »

St. Patty's Sugar Rush

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. It’s hard to avoid getting the ‘green bug’ when you live in Chicago and even the river is dyed green! I realize most of the celebrating took place last Saturday, but tomorrow is the REAL day so why not whoop up a batch of yummy sugar cookies... Read more »