Back in the day, children made cookies with their mother or grandmother and the highlight of the event was to lick the spoon and bowl clean. Nowadays, that tradition is frowned upon due to stipulations about raw eggs. So, savvy baking moms have found a work around creating what many call edible cookie dough–see recipe… Continue reading Have Nostalgia for Edible Cookie Dough? Me too.
On our way to see RENT at Appleton’s PAC, we made a point to stop at Draft Gastropub for dinner. This is the second time I have eaten here, and it hasn’t disappointed. The food is elevated pub food for sure. Think gourmet burgers and sandwiches. There are also dinner plate options, so the choices… Continue reading Elevated Pub Food Shines at this Appleton Establishment
I’m not Italian, but I think I can make a pretty darn good pizza from scratch. Thin crust is my specialty, and I love experimenting with ingredients. But, what I can’t get is the amazing crispy crust and flavor that one can get from a brick oven. So, this is when I turn to Heartland… Continue reading Making Food from Fresh Local Ingredients: Heartland Cooks from it’s Heart
Last weekend my husband and I were afforded a night away to destress and enjoy one another’s company. Our favorite getaway is to Door County. And we have some favorite stops on our way. The original plan was to go to one of our favorite wine bars Vino! Vino! located next to Stone’s Throw Winery,… Continue reading A Great Door County Restaurant with Tapas, Specials, and Rustic Atmosphere
A year ago this week, I was in New Orleans soaking up the sun, indulging in the food, and engaging in the musical atmosphere. Wishing so much I could travel back, I was pleasantly surprised to find a taste of New Orleans here in Wisconsin. For a friend’s birthday, we went to dinner at Blue… Continue reading A Taste of New Orleans Living in the Midwest + Live Music
Friends of ours came over with all their favorites from a local Vietnamese food restaurant: Pho #1 Noodle and Grill. Until this time, I’ve only had homemade pho which a friend of mine made at her house (see that post here). This was not only very good, but super fun to make when entertaining a… Continue reading Trying New Foods with Friends Expands Our Friday Night Takeout Menu
Our monthly date night was a month late due to my husband having a cold. We were supposed to go out for his birthday, but we had to postpone our date for another night when he was feeling more up to it. So, when we finally got our night away, we took advantage of a… Continue reading Chef Fusion Knows How to Infuse the Flavors of Food
Super close friends of mine had us over twice now for a create your own pho dinner. This was an awesome experience. Not only was it my first time having pho, but it was a great way to entertain. It is a bit putzy to prepare, but created a fun and entertaining night. Ever since,… Continue reading Make Your Own Pho an Entertaining Night with Friends
Our date night took place in Appleton so that my sister could watch our kids. It was from a trade off when I had watched hers while she worked. Boy was it worth it! We tried Rye in Appleton. This restaurant is in a hotel, but inside it is more unique looking than one would… Continue reading Rye Makes Great Food that Will Have You Returning for More
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