Category Archives: Food

Yoga and Chocolate Martinis

I took a yoga class at the gym last night. It sounded good when proposed, “Hey, why don’t you come and take a poolside yoga class tonight” she said. I hesitated, then another friend added “We can have chocolate martinis … Continue reading

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Soups On at Orland Park Public Library!

The OPPL holds many fun and informational activities for children and adults.  Tonight there will be a demo by local Chef Kate Bradley.  Space is limited, so come on out for some great pointers in reaching culinary soup perfection!   What……Soup’s On! … Continue reading

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Brownie Swirl Cheesecake

When the weather is dreary and cold like it is now, I love to turn that oven on and bake away.  Yesterday was one of those days when I knew a decadent dessert was in order.  The kids are on … Continue reading

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Santa Hat Brownies

Hoping to find a cute new holiday dessert to break away from the tired christmas cookies and pies, I was browsing through some fun food blogs and found this awesome recipe over at daisy’s world and just had to share.  These … Continue reading

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Ladies Night Out to Benefit Local Food Pantry!

Come on out this Thursday night to Pompei restaurant in Orland Park for some great food, a fun time and a wonderful cause!  From 6pm to 9pm free appetizers will be served, discounted drinks will be offered and vendors will offer a multitude items to … Continue reading

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My Own Private Island

No, I did not win the lottery. The island I am referring to is purely symbolic. Let me explain…Over 15 years ago, I was a young bride living in the city, preparing for my first ever Thanksgiving dinner party. On … Continue reading

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Cafe Gaston Grand Re-Opening This Wednesday!

Cafe Gaston will be hosting a Grand Re-opening event on Wednedsay, October 26th from 5-7pm!  Besides the obvious reasons to go to Cafe Gaston like spectacular food and amazing service, they are holding a ribbon cutting ceremony and will be … Continue reading

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Kids Eat Free at Francesca’s!

Loyal OP Mom subscriber, Carrie, has clued me in to another local kids eat free option.  Francesca’s, located at 12960 S. LaGrange Rd. in Palos Park, offers a kids eat free discount on Mondays.  One child age 12 an under … Continue reading

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Pompei Orland Park Is Open!

I remember summer nights in the mid 90’s when we used to walk out of our apartment on Laflin, through the courtyard and down the street to Pompei on Taylor.  The atmosphere was always welcoming and the food always great.  We would then … Continue reading

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Kid’s Day at the Taste of Orland Park

My family always enjoys attending the Taste of Orland Park.  We make sure to get there during their annual Taste of Orland Park Kid’s Day which features all the Taste has to offer plus many free, kid friendly activities to entertain the little … Continue reading

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