It’s been a year since I left a job in higher education I loved to start a new career in hospitality. There are a lot of reasons why someone who is perfectly happy decides to go somewhere different. I was so comfortable at my last job, I could do it in my sleep. I worked […]Read more "Feeling Grand"
One of the gems I discovered soon after starting my job in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is a butcher shop called Lake Geneva Country Meats. Want fresh, top-quality meat? This is the place to go. I stop here on my way home from work at least once a week to pick up fresh brats, hand-cut steaks, […]Read more "Get your pig"
We headed to Chicago for the 33rd Annual Cubs Convention at Sheraton Grand Hotel off Michigan Avenue at the end of a cold January. But winter in the Windy City doesn’t scare us. We’re veterans. Passes for the Cubs Convention sold out quickly. We were some of the lucky fans who scored the hotel package […]Read more "Cubs Con"
There’s nothing special about these cupcakes, except that I made them. I love baking and decorating cupcakes, but it’s really hard to find time for this hobby (and it’s not super good for my waistline). We had a family party this weekend, so I took advantage of the opportunity to break out the mixer and […]Read more "Holly Berry Cupcakes"
I’m a big fan of eating turkey year round because it’s so delicious (juicy, flavorful, lean, healthy) and versatile (sliced, sandwiches, pot pie). For a traditional Thanksgiving meal, you can’t go wrong with a big bird. Brine it, bake it, carve it, and enjoy it. I purchased a fresh turkey for the first time this […]Read more "Gobble Gobble"
It’s a rare weekend when we don’t have anything to do and while there are plenty of projects to do around the house, I’m a fan of getting out so I don’t have to think about all the cleaning I really should be doing. Seriously. The house is a mess. There are black tumble weeds crawling […]Read more "Bushel and a Peck"
Tailgating. Fly balls. And running weiners. We took Leigh to his (and our) first baseball game at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Sunday, July 30, risky business in the middle of summer, but we got lucky and scored good weather — not too hot. Cubs beat the Brewers 4 to 2 so we stuck around […]Read more "Go Cubs (at Miller Park)"