{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

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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...

{lifestyle} Chicago Toy & Game Fair

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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...

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

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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...

Food Festival: Veggie Fest 2011

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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

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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...

Tasting Noo Flavors and Trying Noo Restaurants with @NoosaYoghurt #Ad

Parenting, Lifestyle
As a momma of 3 and entrepreneur, my lifestyle can get quite hectic at times. It’s important to me to always have good, real food stocked in the fridge because me and my children are always looking for snacks and meals to get us through our active days.I tried Coconut Noosa...

@CaveChick Cookies: The Healthiest Diet Is That of a Caveman

Parenting, Lifestyle
Cave Chick, Inc. is the passion of  a mom and an original CaveChick. A labor of love, the recipes for CaveChick cookies are thoseLori Diversey, creator of Cave Chick, developed in the mid 90’s for her 3 children in response to health and nutritional needs. She found conventional ingredients were making...

Great Everyday Meals on Sports Doc Radio with Dr. Bob Weil

Parenting, Lifestyle
Momma Cuisine was a guest on Sports Doctor Radio hosted by Dr. Bob WeilI adore Dr. Bob Weil and his mission to help minimize and get rid of childhood obesity. This common thread between us has helped us learn more about each other and over the years, become great supporter...

Quaker Cinnamon Oatmeal with Coconut Milk and Bananas + The Chicago Fire Soccer #spon

Parenting, Lifestyle
This post was sponsored by Quaker. Thank you for letting me share products I love!Quaker Oatmeal is a staple in our home and my kids eat it almost everyday for breakfast. What I love about the oatmeal, along with Quaker’s other breakfast foods, is how they provide a quick and healthy way to...

Four Fun Exotic Rice Varieties | Infographic

Parenting, Lifestyle
If you’re like me and my family, rice is a meal staple and favorite in our home! Check out this fun infographic about some exotic kinds of rice that you may want to try and discover and add to your great everyday meals repertoire.

{lifestyle} Soup's On Rotary fundraiser by The Rotary Club of Naperville

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“The Rotary Club of Naperville has been bringing local Naperville community and business leaders together since 1941. “In it’s fourth year, the Rotary Club hosted a fundraising event called Soup’s On at Tellabs on Diehl Road on Sunday, October 17, 2011. The fundraiser was to benefit Loaves & Fishes,  Hesed House, and DuPage PADS.In...

{lifestyle} Fooditude.tv Taste of Fooditude 2011

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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} Guide to Organic Shopping on a Budget

Parenting, Lifestyle
Organic food is no longer a fad and is definitely here to stay. My dad often chuckles at the organic food "craze" saying that is basically eating food the way "we used to eat". And he's right. Eating food that is pure, with no pesticides and preservatives have become on the...

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

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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...

California Strawberry Commission: Paint Chicago Red

Parenting, Lifestyle
Hosted by Chicagonista.com founder, MJ Tam, the California Strawberry Commission and The Chopping Block brought local social media moms together to learn more and taste California Strawberries.Upon entering The Chopping Block in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, we were greeted with an array of strawberry themed bites and cocktails. For a foodie like myself, I was interested...

{lifestyle} 2011 Cadillac Culinary Challenge Test Drive

Parenting, Lifestyle
The Cadillac Culinary Challenge Test Drive event is “where you can experience the very finest of cuisines and the very best of Cadillac.” It is a free culinary and test drive event sponsored by Bon Appetit, Epicurious, Share Our Strength and of course, Cadillac.Held in the upscale, Oakbrook Center, Cadillac encouraged the public to test drive their most popular models, the Escalade, CTS, STS, and SRX Crossover as...