Chocolate Lover’s Strawberry Shortcakes

Chocolate Lovers' Strawberry Shortcake - possibly the best shortcake I've ever had!
Woo! Hoo! My recipe is on the stands! Chocolate Lover’s Strawberry Shortcakes is in the April/May issue of Taste of Home Magazine!  I’m so excited to be part of such a great magazine. Taste of Home is such a wonderful group of people, and I’m proud to call them my Taste of Home family!  *Fair Warning! This is the longest prelude to a recipe, I’ve ever written! Feel free...
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Our Visit To Notre Dame – Kid Friendly Things To Do .com

Notre Dame Campus! Beautiful pictures!
The zoo that we like in Indiana is very close to the Notre Dame campus. This was the third time we’ve gone to the zoo, with me saying – next time, I’m definitely driving into Notre Dame to get some pictures! Third times a charm, right?! I finally managed to squeeze in a short visit, and snapped some fun pictures of the beautiful campus buildings! Here are some of them!: The guy...
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The Race Down The Indiana Dunes – Kid Friendly Things To Do .com

Indiana Dunes State Park Beach...the Midwest is not all concrete, and flat land!
It’s fun to see “my brood” racing down the same dunes that I ran down so many years ago! If you happen to find yourself in the North-East section of Indiana, make sure to check out Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton, Indiana! The dunes are a natural beauty full of marshes, flora, and fauna! My favorite part of the dunes will always be climbing to the top of the awesome sand...
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My First “Hustle Up The Hancock” For Respiratory Illness in Chicago, Illinois – Kid Friendly Things To Do .com

The beautiful city of Chicago from the Hancock Building
This year was my first experience in the Hustle! A few months back, my sister asked if I would join her in the climb up the Hancock Building. I do not turn down many adventures. I certainly didn’t turn down a chance to climb for a great cause in one of the most beautiful cities…Chicago! We worked out almost every night to prepare. Life got really busy for me this month (I’m...
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Michiana, BeeKeeping, & S’mores – Kid Friendly Things To Do .com

Yesterday was sunny, and 50 in Indiana!!!! WooHoo! The day trip junkie that I am…I researched Michiana! It’s time to set out and explore the midwest with the family! We started with New Buffalo, Michigan! We had a blast. I can’t wait to explore the rest of Harbor Country in Michiana this summer!: We really started at a fun burger joint called Redemaks! They claim to have put...
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Cabin Fever – Kid Friendly Things To Do .com

It’s only been a few days that this family has been sick, and snowed in, but this momma has cabin fever! With temperatures in the negative numbers, and roads closed…Yesterday, it was pretty obvious that I was just a teensy bit bored! So…when my sister sent a text asking if I would like to register to do the “Hustle up the Hancock” in April (show up around 6 a.m.,...
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