Dinner with Prairie Palate

A few weeks ago my husband and I headed over to Silvercreek Restaurant to check out thier much talked about Spring Bash (this post is long overdue). It was a celebration of the beginning of deck season and boasted live music, a special beer pairing menu and beer tasting. I invited my new friend, and…

Dark Chocolate Goat’s Milk Ice Cream

Last week my family and I visited Urbana’s Market at the Square. It’s the largest open air farmer’s market in Champaign, Urbana and it grows larger every year. I love Farmer’s Markets! The vibrant colors of fresh flowers and produce visually intoxicate me, and I enjoy all of the hustle and bustle of the people buying…

Fudgey Brownies

My first attempt at making brownies from scratch was a triumphant success. I couldn’t have done it without the help of genius mom and cookbook author Katie Workman. She wrote The Mom 100 Cookbook that I find myself running to in earnest time and time again. Last night was one of those nights. I wanted…