Food

10 Simple Snacks for Kids
Culture / Food

10 Simple Snacks for Kids

Tastes great. Less work. These snacks are easy and sure to please picky palates.

Farmer's markets often offer more variety and fresher produce than grocery stores.
Culture / Food

Reasons to Shop at Farmers Markets

Are farmers markets a silly trend for yuppies and foodies, or the best place to buy fruits and vegetables?

Make A Sunshine Cake
Food

Make A Sunshine Cake

I am in awe of mothers and fathers who can hold a job, make homemade yogurt, and plan and execute a perfectly themed birthday party. I’m just not that creative and every theme that comes to mind seems overdone or overwhelming. But I made a sunshine cake and you can too.

Let’s Drink Caipirinhas and Watch the World Cup
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Let’s Drink Caipirinhas and Watch the World Cup

In celebration of the World Cup hosted by Brazil, it seems like the perfect time to share my caipirinha recipe with all of you.

Spring DIY: Natural Egg Dyes
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Spring DIY: Natural Egg Dyes

Eggs are the quintessential springtime symbol – fertility, rebirth, farm-fresh food. Eggs are a major part of the spring celebrations in our home. From Easter to the equinox and even Earth Day – we cook with, bake with, dye, and hunt for eggs.

PHOTO CREDIT: ALAN SHANNON
Culture / Food

The stuff we put in our mouths (or why I’m a foodie)

Alan Shannon has written for a variety of publications, including Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times publications, Chicago’s Windy City Times, Viva, AAA Living, and several others. He prefers to write about food and travel, but for the the right price will write about anything. His favorite meal – other than his […]

Sticky Buns
Culture / Food

Sticky Buns

Today, I’m giving you a recipe for Sticky Buns. I considered changing the title to “Nut Rolls” but that too made me laugh like a middle school kid in sex ed class.

So, let’s go with Sticky Buns.

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
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Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

One Sunday morning, Vikki made cinnamon rolls from the Joy of Cooking and posted a picture on Twitter. Ethan would not be outdone and soon posted his own picture of delicious vegan cinnamon rolls. Which recipe did he use?

PHOTO CREDIT: VEGAN MOS
Food

Vegan Chick’n Fingers

Vegan Mos is the brainchild of Ethan Ciment and Michael Suchman. As ethical vegans, they started Vegan Mos as a vehicle for sharing delicious vegan recipes and promoting a better understanding of animal rights issues. The Vegan Mos seek to help people expand their circles of compassion by understanding better […]

A Story and a Cocktail
Culture / Family / Food

A Story and a Cocktail

Some of my most vivid memories from my childhood are from my parents’ annual Christmas eve party. My mother would spend the weeks before the party decorating the inside of the house while my dad focused on the outside. On Christmas eve day, they would work side by side in […]