{holiday} My Christmas Lesson

Lifestyle, Parenting, Holiday
As I write this, I am literally wiping the tears off my eyes.This evening, I sat on the living room floor with my husband, fussing over wrapping presents for the family for Christmas. We sent the kids away to my parents where we will be meeting tomorrow so that we...

{parenting} Red Rover's First Parenting Round Table with Naperville, IL Moms

Lifestyle, Parenting
On November 28, 2011, Red Rover App, a new social networking site and mobile app geared towards busy moms, held it’s first ever Parenting Round Table event in Naperville, Illinois hosted by Black Finn American Saloon in beautiful Downtown Naperville, with Red Rover Chicago Community Manager and Chicagonista editor, MJ Tam and myself.In the Red...

{lifestyle} RedRover App

Lifestyle, Parenting
 Like many things created by moms, Kathryn Tucker, mother and critically acclaimed independent film-maker, sought out an answer to a personal need and founded RedRover App.The RedRover App is a PRIVATE social networking website and application where you share events and whereabouts with your REAL FRIENDS in real time. Some tech experts have...

Read the Summer Issue of Great Everyday Meals Magazine

Parenting, Lifestyle, Holiday
Read the Summer Issue of Great Everyday Meals MagazineEditor’s NoteSimplicity of SummerWith the kids out of school, take the time to enjoy the simple joys of summer, bond with the family and remember that you can create life-long memories without spending a lot of money.I am the first to admit, that...

Last Minute Valentine's Day Hacks

Lifestyle, Holiday, DIY & Tips
Valentine’s Day is approaching and you may have just realized that it crept up on you and you are totally unprepared! Check out these Valentine’s Day hacks that will save you from sleeping on the couch this weekend. You’re welcome.Cookie cutter by WiltonHeart-Shaped Cookie Cutter: Buy heart-shaped cookie cutters in a...

Enter A Healthy Recipe For A Chance To Win a @kenmore Double Oven

Lifestyle, Holiday
new year. new you.Recipes with resolve.. for a healthier lifestyleIt’s that time of year again, and we need your help to execute the “eat better” New Year’s resolution. Share your most delicious healthy recipes so that we all have some great ideas with which to start our new healthy lifestyle....

Twitter Party: #GEMFoodMag celebrating 100 years of Kenmore on Thurs 9/19 at 8pm EST #Kenmore100

Lifestyle, Holiday
Great Everyday Meals Magazine is hosting #GEMFoodMag sponsored by KenmoreGreat Everyday Meals Magazine curated by Momma Cuisine, is launching it’s first issue on December 21, 2013, bringing Recipes, Food and Family Travels in a digital magazine experience featuring celebrity chef, Fabio Viviani! Great Everyday Meals Magazine is about celebrating simple ingredients &...

Interview with @BonAppetit Magazine Restaurant Editor, Andrew Knowlton at @Chicago_Gourmet

Lifestyle, Travel, Holiday
On September 29 -30, 2012, Bon Appetit Magazine, once again hosted the Chicago Gourmet festival at Millennium Park for a weekend of gourmet food, drinks, chef signings, demonstrations and more! I had the opportunity to chat with Bon Appetit Magazine's Restaurant & Drink editor, Andrew Knowlton about their October issue...

{holiday} Hyatt Regency Chicago's #NYEBlitz, New Years Eve Event

Lifestyle, Holiday, Travel
Hyatt Regency Chicago  and RedEye by Chicago Tribune, are hosting a New Years Eve ballroom event called #NYEBlitz in Downtown Chicago.Hotel New Year’s Eve events aren’t new, but what is new is Hyatt Regency Chicago’s 90 million dollar renovation that boasts everything from a “complete remodel and transformation of the hotel’s 2,019 guest rooms and suites, as well...

{sponsored post} The Healthier Holiday Cookie by Smart Balance®

Lifestyle, Holiday
With the Christmas season in full swing, cookie exchanges are popping up throughout the country as bakers and cookie lovers alike dust off their cookie cutters and baking sheets for the giving season.Smart Balance®, with their popular “Put a little love in your heart campaign” promoting heart-healthier gluten-free products, is...

{travel} Chicago Area Family-Friendly Holiday Festivities by Contributor, Christine Potthoff

Parenting, Lifestyle, Holiday, Travel
Staying in the Chicagoland area this holiday season?  There are no checked baggage fees or weather delays at this fun events!SHORT TRIPS:Santa’s Candy Cane Express at the Hesston Steam MuseumLa Porte, Indiana (Michigan border)12/10-11A great day or overnight trip, the Hesston Steam Museum offers Santa’s Candy Cane Express during the first...

{travel} Holiday Travel Tips for Families by Contributor, Christine Potthoff

Travel, Lifestyle, Parenting, Holiday
No cooking.  No cleaning.  No ‘who’s hosting?’ debates.Is it any wonder that holiday vacations have become so popular?More and more families are choosing to spend their holidays on vacation for the holidays rather than ‘home for the holidays’.  Popular family destinations are responding to that demand with amazing holiday decorations...

{lifestyle} Planning for Your Event

Lifestyle, Holiday
Planning a gathering in your home can seem like a daunting task. Having to clean the house, straighten up backyard, and especially preparing all the food, can almost make you feel like backing out of your special event.However, having your best friends and family around to enjoy each others company...

16 Fan Favorite Farmer's Markets From Across the Country

Lifestyle, Travel
16 Fan Favorite Farmer’s Markets (page 13)GEM Food Mag asked their friends, fans, family and readers about their favorite farmer’s markets in their cities and towns and we gathered some of their responses from Napa to Eugene, Oregon to North Carolina to Manhattan!Which are your favorite farmer’s markets?

Celebrate Good Food With Us At The @GoodFoodFestChi! #GFFChi

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle
FamilyFarmed.org invites you to a day of samples from local food artisans, workshops, chef demos, and fun learning experiences for kids at the Kids’ Corner!We have an exciting day of events planned for you!Urban Farm Bus Tour – 9:00am To 12:00pm – $95 (Special Ticket Required) Join us for a tour of four...

Navigate @Chicago_Gourmet Weekend Like A Pro With @BonAppetit’s Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport

Parenting, Travel
Navigate Chicago Gourmet Weekend Like A Pro Bon Appetit’s Editor-in-Chief Adam RapoportThe nation’s premier culinary experience is back this weekend, September 26 – 28 and Bon Appétit’s Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport, a Chicago Gourmet veteran, shares his sage advice to help guide festival-goers through the weekend-long culinary heaven in Millennium Park....

Giveaway: 4 Tickets to The Morton Arboretum Summer Travel Festival

Parenting, Travel
Tickets were donated by The Morton Arboretum to MommaCuisine.com.TOUR THE COUNTRY WITH THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S TRAVEL AMERICA SUMMER FESTIVAL–  The first of three cultural festivals, this July 5-6 event unfurls a roadmap to uniquely American music, performances, food and fun for the family  –LISLE, Ill. (June 24, 2014) — This...

Video: @MidwestDairy Lindale Holstein Farm | Food Travels

Parenting, Travel
This episode of Food Travels is sponsored by Midwest Dairy Association. It’s National Dairy Month and I teamed up with the Midwest Dairy Association and Lindale Holstein’s in Hampshire Illinois for this episode of Food Travels where I visited and explored the dairy farm with my family and crew. We had such an amazing...

Apple Picking Episode | Food Travels sponsored by @RavedMobile

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle

2013 Momma Cuisine Summer Cooking Tour sponsored by @Buick #MCBuickTour

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle
Cooking Personality Momma Cuisine Kicks Off Summer Cooking Tour with Buick Featuring live demos at each of six Farmers Market locations, Buick test drives and celebrity guestsMost Chicagoans attend summer farmers markets in their quaint downtown neighborhoods, but this year Chicago’s suburbs are hosting their own weekend markets to accommodate...