half baked lemon square

Half Baked

No, we didn’t make any funny brownies while we were in Colorado. And I’m not referring to the contact high we may have experienced at Riot Fest. Today we’re talking dessert and not just any dessert, a birthday dessert! Continue reading

Austrian Liptauer

Spreads and Spreadsheets

How do you handle growing to do lists? Do you tackle them head on until you’re done? Do you tackle a bit at a time taking breaks? Do you procrastinate until you’re nearly out of time to accomplish everything? Or do you handle what you can and let the lower priority items slide? Continue reading



I know, I’m a bit late on the post, but I promise, today, the wait is over! And we have a great recipe for you. Bonus! Continue reading

buckingham fountain

The Windy City

We’ve lived in the Chicago area for most of our lives, with the exception of a few brief stints in Minnesota and an even shorter diversion in Arizona. With Millennium Park, the Mag Mile, a plethora of restaurants, the Cubs, it’s a place we’re proud to call home.  Continue reading

estes park colorado snowy peaks winery

Snowy Peaks

Our visits to Estes Park, Colorado are filled with hiking, cooking, lively conversations, looking for wildlife and visiting the fun park (A running tradition for the last night of the trip, which is always followed by ice cream!). But to us, a vacation isn’t complete without a visit to a local winery, and we found the perfect spot in town. Continue reading

denver omelette frittata

Mountains of Memories

While the Finger Lakes has become a dream destination for Mike and I, there is another place that has called me home (and continues to call me home) since I first crossed its borders. Continue reading