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]

Florida Food Finds

I haven’t been home much this summer so the bad news is there hasn’t been a lot of time to cook or work on recipes.  The good news is that I can tell you about some fun places I’ve gone too.  I recently got back from a 2 week trip to Florida (Fort Myers area).  I spent about half the time at the beach/pool (see picture above with me and my 2 favorite people) and the other half of the time staring out the window at the pool during the daily long thunderstorms.  Unfortunately that didn’t leave a lot of time for finding fun foodie places but I did visit a few…

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