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Hints for Last-Minute Mother’s Day Plans

Marshall Co Barn Quilt Tour

Mother’s Day is approaching and you’re in a tight spot—you’ve forgotten to plan. Many restaurants are booked with reservations. Think creative to show love and appreciation for your mum. Think ‘no reservations needed’. If weather is cooperative where you live Read more >

Brewsing through Hamilton County

Breweries are becoming as woven into the fabric of Indiana as racing, basketball and St. Elmo’s. There are old ones like Broad Ripple Brew Pub, new ones like Big Lug Canteen, big ones like Three Floyds and smaller ones like Bier. Indianapolis has been Read more >

Dining During Devour Downtown

Tuscan burger and fries

Devour Downtown is a treat for anyone in central Indiana who likes a good meal. It’s a great opportunity to get to a place you’ve been itching to visit or try something new outside of your comfort zone. My wife, Chelsi, Read more >

Hands On at Hearthside Suppers


The older I get the more I have a desire to learn about cooking … the preparation, pairing of items, all of it. Conner Prairie offers a unique twist on cooking and clearly it centers around history – Hearthside Suppers.You Read more >

Christmas Dining with an Ethnic Twist


The first Christmas after my mother-in-law passed away, our family felt discombobulated. We didn’t feel like trying to handle the plethora of kitchen tasks she had performed with aplomb—cooking the turkey, making fluffy mashed potatoes, setting a gorgeous table. So Read more >