Chicago is our kind of town

"Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning." - Carl Sandburg We tasted Chicago this weekend and enjoyed 24 hours of wind-blown, gnocchi-flavored, irreverent fun. We celebrated life in all of its delicious, silly, competitive, tasty, warm, witty glory so that, by [...]

Nutter Butter cookie cake, a guest post by Miss Erin

Because sometimes you need a good chuckle and a dessert maker that is absolutely as sweet as the treat, I asked my adorable niece Erin to guest blog today. She is six-years old and carries most of her body weight in her big blue eyeballs. Sunday afternoon she invented her own cake. Erin’s Cookie Cake [...]

The Ah Ha childhood of an Oprah Winfrey producer

With a lion's head of hair and equally impressive roar, the baby of our family intimidated us all. We called my sister "Boomer" and often saw her stand toe-to-toe with our father, a physically imposing man. He had trouble punishing her, though, because she always made him laugh. Undersized throughout her childhood, Jenny delighted in [...]