Creating Memories One Day at a Time

Strawberry Rhubarb Streusel Cake

I love rhubarb, in so many ways.  Growing up in Yorkville, we grew it on the edge of our half acre vegetable garden.  My mom froze it, made pie out … Continue reading

May 23, 2020 · 1 Comment

Cafe Delites Chimichurri Chicken Review

When ever I set out to make a recipe I instinctively review the ingredients – is that too much salt, fat, heat, not touching that spice, or let’s replace with … Continue reading

May 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

COVID19 Projected Data for Illinois Counts

I was looking for the projection COVID19 Illinois graphs all day yesterday.  I found it this morning, March 30th. Data tells a story.  I have personally counted on data to … Continue reading

March 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

“We Can Do It”

I’m not Rosie the Riveter.  She became the iconic female during WWII asking women to do their patriotic part in the defense industry to help the war effort. The campaign, … Continue reading

March 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Dust off that Sewing Machine and Pitch In

A friend, we’ll call her Becky, reached out the other day to our small sewing group and asked if we could pitch in to make Fabric Masks with a filter … Continue reading

March 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Progressive Dinner Going on 8 Years

Progressive Dinner Going on 8 Years The Progressive Dinner took place in February close to Valentines day.  I do not encourage anyone to do this during the Pandemic but hope … Continue reading

March 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

It’s never too late…

One of my sixty-four-year-old-adult-childhood laments is that I was never required to read “To Kill a Mockingbird.”  My middle school and high school years were in Yorkville, Illinois. Currently, with … Continue reading

July 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Resolutions for Quilters

Last year I posted this Resolution for Quilters on my FB page and many of my friends found it useful or inspiring to get into the sewing space to bring … Continue reading

January 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Recipe Review: Ina Garten’s Wild Mushroom Soup

I’m certain I’m not alone when it comes to deciding what to make for dinner in the produce isle.  Yesterday while strolling through Marianos, it was Ina Garten’s Wild Mushroom Soup … Continue reading

December 28, 2018 · Leave a comment


For citizens living in McHenry and Kane County, this should assist you in making your plan to vote. FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE: If you think that you may already be … Continue reading

September 25, 2018 · Leave a comment