Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Book Review: Alexander Hamilton - The Graphic History of an American Founding Father

Special thanks to Blogging for Books for sponsoring this post!

Here's a wonderful book for the Alexander Hamilton fan in your life:

Alexander Hamilton - The Graphic History of an American Founding Father tells the story of one of the most influential figures in United States history in a format that makes for easier comprehension and more engagement for the reluctant reader.

Follow along with this page-tuner that shares the story behind the man who not only fought in the Revolutionary War but also helped develop the Constitution. He's not just the star of everybody's fave musical: he was the first Secretary of the Treasury, establishing landmark economic policy that we still use today. This book goes in depth on the amazing history of the man behind the face on the ten-dollar bill. The illustrations are engaging and move the action along swiftly in this well-researched tome.

Check out Alexander Hamilton - The Graphic History of an American Founding Father, now available at your local independent bookstore or library!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer Salads with Stonyfield and Taylor Farms: Creamy Roasted Garlic Salad Dressing

Disclosure: I created this post in partnership with Stonyfield. Thanks to Stonyfield and Taylor Farms Organic for providing the products featured in this post.

I love salads. In my family, I'm known for making hearty, healthy salads. One of my favorite restaurants in the world is Insalata Ricca, a salad-centered bistro in Rome. Most days, I eat a big, bountiful salad for lunch. And I'm always keeping my eyes open for new recipes for salad combos and dressings.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Review: Vibrant India

One of my favorite escapes within the city of Chicago is a trip to Devon Avenue's Desi Corridor. I stock up on tea and cardamom - I make fresh, homemade chai tea every morning and the spices and bulk orange pekoe tea at Patel Brothers on Devon are fresh and affordable. I tuck into one of many restaurants for Bhelpuri, one of my favorite Indian treats, and I window shop and just enjoy the sights and sounds. It's like traveling to a different country and yet it's only about a fifteen minute drive from my home!

Here's a new book that promises to bring the flavors of India into your home:

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Review: The Book of Greens

I love my greens! Give me a big bowl filled with turnip greens sautéed in garlic or a pizza stuffed with broccoli rabe or a bowl of dandelion greens dressed with lemon and olive oil and I'm in heaven!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Home Movie Nights with G.H. Cretors #GHCretorsMovieNight

Disclosure: Special thanks to G.H. Cretors  for sponsoring this post. 

Nothing beats a Friday night cuddled on the sofa with my kids watching a great movie...especially after a hectic work week. A bowl filled to the brim with G.H. Cretors gourmet popcorn is an added (and necessary!) bonus!

This past Sunday night, the kids and I cuddled up on the sofa with a big bowl of G.H. Cretors The Mix (!!!) to watch Arrival.

Have you tried G.H. Cretors? G.H. Cretors is a Chicago original, with a history dating back to 1893 with Charles Cretors, confectioner and inventor, who unveiled the first popcorn machine at the Chicago World’s Fair. Great-great granddaughter, Claire Cretors, popped the first batch of “obsessively delicious” flavors four decades later, to what we know today as G.H. Cretors Popped Corn. G.H. Cretors artisanal popcorn is made in small batches using only the highest quality ingredients and is popped just outside Chicago in Waukegan, Illinois. G.H. Cretors uses non-GMO ingredients and popcorn and is 100% gluten-free. It's almost impossible to choose between the many savory or sweet flavors which include...

o The Mix (cheddar cheese and caramel)
o Organic Chile Jalapeño White Cheddar o Organic Dill Pickle
o JusttheCheese
o JusttheCaramel
o Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
o NEW Organic White Cheddar
o NEW Organic Honey Butter Kettlecorn o NEW Organic Salted Butter

Our family loves "The Mix", which combines savory cheddar with sweet caramel. I appreciate the top quality taste and unbeatable freshness of G.H. Cretors. I do have to warn you, however, that once you start eating it you might not be able to stop. Wear a pair of stretchy pants to your movie night date in front of the home television just in case.

Want to host your own #GHCretorsMovieNight? G.H. Cretors can be found nationwide in Walgreens, Target, Rite Aid, BJs and more. Invite your family, invite your friends, or make it a #GHCretorsMovieNight for one - you!


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