The Forge PIB – OH CREPE!

The Forge is the place to be for breakfast at Put-in-Bay.  This is our go-to stop for breakfast any time we are on South Bass Island. I really enjoyed my veggie eggs Benedict with avocado, tomato and arugula.  The food is always fresh and delicious. They have signature cocktails, and a dinner menu, too. Since they’re known for their crepes, I had to try one for breakfast and it was worth the calorie bomb! The staff is friendly and recommends {Read More}

Healthy Breakfast – Toast, Avocado, and Hard Boiled Egg

I saw an article where model Rosie Huntington talked about eating toast, avocado, and a hard boiled egg for breakfast, and I decided to try it because it sounded healthy, filling, and I happened to have all of the ingredients at my house. Even though I don’t particularly like to cook, I can make a pretty mean simple breakfast, appetizers, and I’ve been told that I make the world’s greatest salad.  So in other words, if it’s not simple, it’s {Read More}

Twin Oast Brewery – Beer, Food and Fun at Catawba Island

We ventured out to the new, gorgeous Twin Oast Brewery at Catawba Island. This place is brand new and had a beautiful indoor and outdoor atmosphere! The food and beers were delicious and I highly recommend the fish tacos with a flight of beers. The brats were really good, too. For a full menu, visit http://twinoast.com/brewery-food.html My daughter loved this enormous pretzel.  It’s great comfort food for the fall season. This place is kid friendly and has a lot of land {Read More}

Healthy Halloween Treats for Kids

Candy, candy, candy! There is so much Halloween candy around Halloween it can put you in a sugar coma. I know I always put on a few lb’s starting right about now through New Year’s. There’s so much candy around for Halloween that I wanted to do a Halloween party post that offered some healthier alternatives. From ghosts made out of bananas and chocolate chips to clementine and celery pumpkins and fruit kabobs. There are so many cute ways to {Read More}

Halloween Treat Ideas for Kid Parties

The Halloween kid parties are starting! In the next coming weeks, the kids will have their school parties and friend parties… and you will be scratching your head trying to think of what to bring? Halloween is a time to have fun! There are so many fun ideas around the web that look simple enough but super creative so everyone will be impressed! Here are some of my favorites: Easy Halloween treat for kids to make: vanilla pudding with green {Read More}

Thai Broccoli Salad (it’s Paleo & Vegan) ~ You and Your Body will LOVE this!

Food…you can’t live with out it…you can’t live with to much of it!  Does anyone wake up Monday morning and say, “Starting today I’m really going to watch it for this month, or maybe just until Friday!”.  Hmmmm….GUILTY AS CHARGED! Every season brings another challenge.  Summer with the burgers & BBQ’s, Fall brings pumpkin everything, clam bakes, football and chili. Winter…it’s freezing in Ohio so we like to plan dinners out as much as possible!!! Often we are mislead into {Read More}

Healthy, Delicious Treat – Dark Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas

My daughter was watching kids YouTube about frozen healthy treats, and we decided to try this one.  All you need is bananas, dark chocolate, peanuts, sprinkles, wooden sticks, wax paper, and a freezer.  If you use dark chocolate, it’s heart healthy! Start by peeling the bananas and cutting off the ends. The put the bananas on sticks and lay them on wax paper.  Foil works okay, too. Heat up some dark chocolate in a mug in the microwave for about {Read More}

The Macaron Tea Room in Broadview Heights – A Place to “Relax and Indulge Yourself”

I heard how lovely The Macaron Team Room is from a friend, so decided to go there with my mom, mother-in-law, and aunt for lunch.  We were greeted when we walked in by an overwhelmingly beautiful glass case full of amazing macarons and pastries! As we proceeded to walk to the dining room, we were all enamored by the gorgeous boutique restaurant before us with chic decor including gorgeous crystal chandeliers. Our table was set with ornate tea cups at {Read More}

Cantina Laredo adds a Mexican Flare to Crocker Park, Westlake

DID SOMEONE SAY MEXICAN? YUMMMMM! It does not need to be Tuesday in our house in order to enjoy tacos and guacamole, which is why I was beyond excited when I saw that Crocker Park (Westlake, Ohio) fianlly opened Cantina Laredo!  My husband had taken two of our children for dinner and was raving about it therefore, the following evening they all begged for us to return as a family.  Honestly, you do not have to twist my arm to {Read More}

Wild Eagle Steaks and Saloon in Broadview Heights, Ohio

We are so excited that the new Wild Eagle Steaks and Saloon just opened in Broadview Heights!  We went there last night for the first time and had a blast!  If you haven’t been there yet, you have to check it out.  We will definitely be repeat customers at this place! Step into a world where food, music, and culture collide to create one of the most memorable nights you’ll ever experience.  There’s a huge game room with everything from video games to {Read More}