Do you know what’s coming up this weekend? If you are from central IL (more specifically the Morton – Peoria area), then you know exactly what is coming this weekend. It’s the Morton Pumpkin Festival!!! A celebration of the beginning of harvest and the history of a bustling factory right in the midwest. This factory … More Pumpkin Bars – You will like it, like it, like it!
If you are from central Illinios, then you are probably familiar with Jumer’s. For those who are not from my neck of the woods, Jumer’s was a small hotel and restaurant chain in central IL. The one in Bloomington specialized in French cuisine and the one in Peoria was German. Both have changed to different … More Jumer’s Cinnamon Rolls
Apple season is upon us here in northwest Indiana. The orchards I am lucky enough to go to are in southwest Michigan which is just a few miles up the road. I even have certain orchards I prefer for certain fruit. And I prefer to pick my own (fruit, that is ) 🙂 so I … More Cinnamon Apples – the aroma of fall!
Rice Krispie treats have never been one of my favorites and I can easily stay away from them, but their lively little cousin, the Scotcharoo – well, that’s another story! I first had these little keepers at a sleepover at my friend Chelsea’s house when I was in middle school. Her mom had a batch … More Scotcharoos – A fun treat for all!
Summer is headed out the door, but you can still enjoy those seasonal treats year round. Most kids like S’mores and sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows is an important part of childhood. But S’mores are not always convenient and the eye piercing campfire sticks and fingers coated with melted marshmallows (AKA the stickiest substance … More Say So Long to Summer with S’more Pizza!
After picking all those fresh strawberries last month, my mind was going crazy with all the ideas of how to use them. Of course, I made the Strawberry Jam, and sliced and froze a bunch, froze some whole, and had fresh berries for a few days, but I wanted to make some sort of frozen … More Oh My! Frozen Strawberry Pie
This week, we went blueberry picking so consider this just the first of a few blueberry recipes. As we were making this, my 10-year-old joked that we were going to turn into blueberries with all the blueberries we’ve eaten this week. We laughed that we would have to be rolled out of the house like … More Blueberry Lemon Bread approved by Violet Beauregarde