30 of the Best Things to Do in Chicago This November

November 2020 might be the strangest yet. With the results of an upcoming election looming over most peoples’ heads, it’ll be hard to find time to relax. But Chicago always pulls through with innovative and pandemic-friendly events to remind you to stay positive for the holiday season! Here are 30 things you can do this […]

8 Great California Wines to Bring to Your Holiday Parties

In the wake of the devastating fires that struck Northern California’s wine country last year, the region was quick to remind potential tourists that one of the best ways they could help was to continue to support California wineries and winemakers by buying California wines and continuing to bring in tourism dollars. This holiday season, […]

8 Great California Wines to Bring to Your Holiday Parties

In the wake of the devastating fires that struck Northern California’s wine country last year, the region was quick to remind potential tourists that one of the best ways they could help was to continue to support California wineries and winemakers by buying California wines and continuing to bring in tourism dollars. This holiday season, […]

7 Creative Ways to Shake Up Your Thanksgiving Turkey

The countdown to Thanksgiving has officially begun. If you’re in charge of the meal, you’re probably already frenetically scouring recipes, making schedules, and engaging in seemingly endless coordination with friends and family. Given how many items are already on your Thanksgiving to-do list, why not give yourself a breather when it comes to the culinary […]

Turkey, Part Two: What to Do With All Those Leftovers

Thanksgiving may only be one day of the year, but the leftovers tend to linger a while in your fridge. And if turkey is going to make a second appearance over the holiday weekend, it needs to be in a different form, if for no other reason than to shake things up a little. So […]

Turkey, Part Two: What to Do With All Those Leftovers

Thanksgiving may only be one day of the year, but the leftovers tend to linger a while in your fridge. And if turkey is going to make a second appearance over the holiday weekend, it needs to be in a different form, if for no other reason than to shake things up a little. So […]

6 Great Gadgets You Need in Your Kitchen

For everything, there is a season. Gone are the days of late and lazy al fresco meals on the patio. As snow starts falling and the temperature drops, things start heating up in the kitchen. So whether you’re making Christmas dinner for a crowd, chili for the big game or a casserole for supper, here are some new tools that will […]

Brining and Stuffing the Turkey: Apple, Pecan and Sage Stuffing

Thanksgiving is one of our family’s favorite holidays. We are thankful that our children, their spouses and our grandson are coming here for the traditional turkey dinner. Over the years I have attempted to change one of the side dishes for something new, but I always get the same response: “Don’t change anything; we love […]

Healthy Holidays: How to Stay Injury-Free and (Relatively) Sane

The holiday season is a time to create lasting memories with friends and family, partake in outdoor activities, and enjoy delicious meals. But of course, life rarely goes as planned. As you begin this special time of year, heed these expert words of advice to help keep your holidays injury-free, healthy and relatively sane. Avoid the Emergency Room During the […]