January 2012

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Winter Car Picnic

A January-in-Chicago kind of picnic. Winter sometimes requires a little ingenuity to keep one from feeling cooped up. Though it is my daughter that inspires ...
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Double Book Winner

Wow, I feel like that was a selfish giveaway because I gained a wonderful reading list!  I will be referencing your comments for years to come when I am betwee...
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Book Giveaway: A Few Light Reads

Sometimes the weight of the winter can use leavening from a little light reading. In the past year, I have had the fortune of reviewing a number of books. Most...
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Braciole – Italian Braised Beef

Mr. Whipped has done it again. He put his patience and focus to work and created a slow-cooked, hearty masterpiece.  Photography does not do this meal justice...
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Happy New Year

Hoping that 2012 brings each of you good health, happiness, peace and love. We just enjoyed our traditional Greek New Year's cake, Vasilopita. I added a littl...