{food festival} @Buick the official vehicles of Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet

Lifestyle, Travel
This summer, I hit the road with Buick for the “Buick & Momma Cuisine French Market Tour“, and they’re back in Chicago in a major way as the official vehicles of Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet, a premier culinary experience to be held in Millennium Park September 29-30, 2012.The new models of...

{travel} @UrbanSpoon Names Top Fifty Restaurants To Dine With A Celeb

Lifestyle, Travel
Photo credit: Sunda ChicagoCatching a glimpse of a famous face while you’re grabbing a drink or a bite to eat can turn an everyday activity into a star-studded event for tourists and locals alike, but the trick lies in knowing where to go to increase your odds of a celebrity...

{Chicago} @ChicagoIdeas Week Urban Winemaking Lab at @CityWineryChi

Lifestyle, Travel
It’s the second year of  Chicago Ideas Week and once again it’s been a week full of amazing speakers, workshops, and labs held in various places of interest in Chicago where like-minded folks come together to well…share ideas and stories!Chicago Ideas Week (CIW) is about the sharing of ideas, inspiring action,...

{events} The Good Food Festival comes to Chicago on March 16, 2013

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle
Momma Cuisine is a proud sponsor of the Good Food FestivalsThe Good Food Festivals held annually in Los Angeles and Chicago is back again for it’s ninth year on March 16, 2013 at the UIC Forum in Chicago. This public event is fun for the entire family and a great way...

Momma Cuisine's Food Travels - Fried Chicken and Ronald Reagan in Dixon, Illinois

Parenting, Travel
Momma Cuisine’s Food Travels Episode 1 – Fried Chicken and Ronald Reagan in Dixon, IllinoisClassic Americana is getting in the family car and taking either a day trip or a longer road trip across state lines. On the first weekend of Spring Break, me and my husband decided to load...

{review} Crowne Plaza Hotel - O'Hare

Parenting, Travel
On this Labor Day weekend, my husband and I decided on a staycation. With his knee injury that we’ve been nursing all summer, it has definitely made it diffucult for us to indulge in all the usual summer activities.We had accrued some United Mileage and decided to use it for a close...

{travel} Labor Day Weekend, Chicago Staycation

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle
What’s great about living in a city full of attractions is that you can never go to the same place twice and see the same things.Having moved from the city life to suburban life, like many families do, my husband and I often enjoy visiting our old neighborhood of Lincoln...

{travel} Historic Hotels: The Mission Inn & Spa

Travel
According the Explore Riverside website, it states, With a population of more than 300,000, the City of Riverside is ranked as the 12th largest city in California and the 6th largest city in Southern California. The City is the seat of the 2nd fastest growing county in the nation and leads the region...

{lifestyle} Chicago Toy & Game Fair

Parenting, Lifestyle, Travel
Launched in 2003, by Founder Mary Couzin, the Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTag) is the only non-hobby toy and game show open to the public in the United States.Held in Navy Pier, one of Chicago’s main tourist attractions and on the same weekend as the Lights Festival on Michigan Avenue where...

{lifestyle} Guide to Shopping at Ethnic Markets

Lifestyle, Travel
As more and more people are now aware about their foods and finding ways to eat healthy without sacrificing flavor, many of the traditional big box grocery stores are falling flat in offering exciting ingredients many home cooks and food enthusiasts are looking for.Because of this, ethnic food grocery chains...

{Trib Local} Filming at the Green Earth Institute in McDonald Farm

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle
As a sponsor of the Good Food Festival Chicago 2012, formally the Family Farmed Expo in March 15-17, 2012, I was invited by the founder of the Green Earth Institute to visit the farm and learn about their programs and what CSA’s are all about.Steve Tiwald is the founder of the Green...

{Trib Local} #MenuTour at Midtown Kitchen + Bar (pics)

Lifestyle, Travel
On Thursday, February 16, 2012, the eve of Chicago Restaurant Week; Restaurants-America with Social Rev Up, brought Chicago lifestyle and food bloggers together for a #MenuTour of their four restaurants concepts in Chicago at Midtown Kitchen + Bar; located at 203 N. LaSalle.READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON TRIB LOCAL#MenuTour was hosted by Restaurants-America and SocialRevUp at Midtown Kitchen...

{family travel} Luxury Staycation at Hyatt Regency Chicago

Travel
When planning a luxury vacation, I often flip through glossy travel magazines and look at places like the Caribbean Islands, London, Ireland, Paris, Virgin Islands and more. But for a typical family of five like mine, luxurious family vacations are few and far between. With rising airline tickets, expenses, and...

Food Festival: Veggie Fest 2011

Parenting, Lifestyle, Travel
Food festivals are abundant during the summer months. Festivals celebrate great food and ingredients and anything goes from garlic festivals, bbq and rib fests, wine and cooking, strawberries and so much more. Veggie Fest held on the grounds of the Science of Spirituality Meditation Center on August 13 & 14,...

{lifestyle} Kendall County Fair

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle
The County Fair or local amusement park usually equals funnel cakes in my book! On Saturday, with my son off to a birthday sleepover, and my husband still recovering from a major knee surgery, I decided to take the two girls for an afternoon at the Kendall County Fair in Yorkville, Illinois.County...

Food News: Watch the Shake Shack opening in Tokyo

Lifestyle, Travel

{lifestyle} Fooditude.tv Taste of Fooditude 2011

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle
In the Fooditude.tv website, their mission states, “Fooditude” is a reality based, multi-media program for “Tweens” (children ages 8 to 12) that keeps kids and food as its central theme.”Many reports are showing the rise in childhood obesity and diabetes that were once only thought of as diseases the adults inherited, come from...

{lifestyle} Green City Market - Culinary Garage Sale & Bake Sale

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle
Green City Market is  a non-profit farmer’s market operating in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, operating outdoors until late fall and indoors for the winter, at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.Green City Market boasts being “Chicago’s only truly “green” farmer’s market supporting and promoting local, sustainable agricultural practices, the mission of Green City...