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Gastropubs, Trails and Chocolates: Explore South Bend

I hate to admit that in the past I’ve only been to South Bend to attend a Notre Dame football game. During the visit we rushed in to tailgate and then back out after the game. What I’ve realized after Read more >

Candy Lovers Flock To This Indiana Candy Factory

As my children get older and are now 11 and 14, I find that it’s harder to find family outings that get them really excited. That is until we headed north to the Valparaiso/Merrillville area on a pilgrimage for candy. Ask Read more >

The Farm-to-Fork BBQ That Revitalized This Small Town

I’ve been hearing rumblings for a while about a small town in northeast Indiana that is home to a barbecue place that serves up food so good it will blow your mind. So after yet another recent recommendation from friends about Read more >

Wayne County: A Treasure Trove of Art, History & Culture

  A cultural renaissance is underway in Richmond and Wayne County. Artists and artisans, chefs and confectioners, antique dealers and historians all work together to make Wayne County a destination for those interested in spending a weekend with the arts, Read more >

Indiana Foodways Alliance’s 10 Top Picks for Holiday Treats

The Holidays are quickly approaching so start planning now for your traditions and  festivities. Bring a new tradition to the table whether it is fine wine or fine chocolates, stop by one of Indiana Foodways Alliance’s Top Picks for your Read more >

Video: Sweet Traditions at Schimpff’s Confectionery

If you’ve read my blogs on Southeastern Indiana (three blogs: one, two and three) then you are sure to remember a highlight of my trip – Schimpff’s Confectionary. The sweetest people running the most adorable, quaint candy shop all in Read more >

Visiting Hendricks County and Morgan County, Day 1

Day 1, Morgan County It’s Friday evening, I’m sitting in Zydeco’s Cajun restaurant in Mooresville, Indiana. I’ve got a beer on the table, and New Orleans gospel music blowing in my right ear. I’m on a Hendricks County travel writing Read more >

Experience Amish Flavor at Fountain Acres in Wayne County

Sometimes I go someplace for the first time and I want to kick myself for not experiencing it much sooner. Fountain Acres Foods is one of those places. My parents have been telling me for years how good their deli Read more >