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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 >

Indulge in a Taste of Asia at Asparagus Restaurant

Our daughter has lived in Asia for several years. While our intent has been to visit her in her second home, our budget has not allowed it. A tasty alternative was to visit Asparagus Restaurant†in Merrillville located in the northwestern Read more >

Indiana’s Sweet Spot: Albanese Candy Factory

I’ve driven past the billboard on Interstate 65 for Albanese Candy Factory dozens of times over the years, but I’m always too eager to get to my destination†to veer into Merrillville to check it out. You, too? OK, I’m glad Read more >

Ringing in the New Year Around Indiana with Kids

You might think that when you embark on a life with young kids that celebrating New Year’s Eve is a thing of the past. Afterall, the typical New Year’s Eve late night soiree, with fancy clothing, loud music and lots Read more >