CornQuest 2012 – Corn, Farming, Race Cars, and More!


I recently had an incredible opportunity to visit Iowa.  As some of you may know, I lived in Iowa for three years before moving to Connecticut. I have been SO eager to go back!  You may not think of Iowa as a top tourist destination or some of you may even be wondering where Iowa is. I have to tell you that it is one of the nicest places to visit and live!  I’d move back to Iowa in heartbeat if I had the opportunity.  Unfortunately, that doesn’t look like it’s happening anytime soon.  Ten bloggers (including myself) were invited to Iowa by Iowa Corn Growers Association for a few days to see first-hand where some of our country’s food is being produced.  It was such a wonderful and eye-opening experience that I just had to share my experience with all of you!… [read more]

Valencia Luncheria

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Don’t you hate it when you’ve been meaning to try a restaurant for  a VERY long time and keep putting it off, then when you try it, you wish you had tried it sooner??!!   That’s’ exactly what happened to me when my family and I tried Valencia Luncheria in Norwalk, Connecticut this past weekend.  Even if you don’t live in Connecticut, you may want to check out Valencia Luncheria’s website, check out their extensive breakfast/lunch/dinner menu, and watch the clip of the restaurant from Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives with Guy Fieri.  They have a lot of fun and interesting things on the menu which makes it fun just to look!  If you’re ever in the Norwalk area I would definitely suggest making a stop!… [read more]

New England Food Tour

New England Food Tour | Can Fall really be starting next week??? Well, before I give in to fall, I need to tell you about my one week road trip through Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire last month before it’s all a big blur!  Not sure what possessed me to do a road trip with the family. Oh wait, it’s all coming back to me….Ben & Jerry’s! I wanted to take a tour of Ben & Jerry’s in Vermont and thought we’d plan a whole trip around it. But shhhhhhh…don’t tell my family that’s how it started! We did soooo much on this trip! So much in fact that I tried to keep this post brief but it’s still long even though I left out some things!!! I only had my Iphone for pics so I apologize for the bad pictures you’re about to see!!

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