{travel} Chicago Area Family-Friendly Holiday Festivities by Contributor, Christine Potthoff

Parenting, Lifestyle, Holiday, Travel
Staying in the Chicagoland area this holiday season?  There are no checked baggage fees or weather delays at this fun events!SHORT TRIPS:Santa’s Candy Cane Express at the Hesston Steam MuseumLa Porte, Indiana (Michigan border)12/10-11A great day or overnight trip, the Hesston Steam Museum offers Santa’s Candy Cane Express during the first...

{travel} Holiday Travel Tips for Families by Contributor, Christine Potthoff

Travel, Lifestyle, Parenting, Holiday
No cooking.  No cleaning.  No ‘who’s hosting?’ debates.Is it any wonder that holiday vacations have become so popular?More and more families are choosing to spend their holidays on vacation for the holidays rather than ‘home for the holidays’.  Popular family destinations are responding to that demand with amazing holiday decorations...

{lifestyle} Planning for Your Event

Lifestyle, Holiday
Planning a gathering in your home can seem like a daunting task. Having to clean the house, straighten up backyard, and especially preparing all the food, can almost make you feel like backing out of your special event.However, having your best friends and family around to enjoy each others company...

16 Fan Favorite Farmer's Markets From Across the Country

Lifestyle, Travel
16 Fan Favorite Farmer’s Markets (page 13)GEM Food Mag asked their friends, fans, family and readers about their favorite farmer’s markets in their cities and towns and we gathered some of their responses from Napa to Eugene, Oregon to North Carolina to Manhattan!Which are your favorite farmer’s markets?

Celebrate Good Food With Us At The @GoodFoodFestChi! #GFFChi

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle
FamilyFarmed.org invites you to a day of samples from local food artisans, workshops, chef demos, and fun learning experiences for kids at the Kids’ Corner!We have an exciting day of events planned for you!Urban Farm Bus Tour – 9:00am To 12:00pm – $95 (Special Ticket Required) Join us for a tour of four...

Navigate @Chicago_Gourmet Weekend Like A Pro With @BonAppetit’s Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport

Parenting, Travel
Navigate Chicago Gourmet Weekend Like A Pro Bon Appetit’s Editor-in-Chief Adam RapoportThe nation’s premier culinary experience is back this weekend, September 26 – 28 and Bon Appétit’s Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport, a Chicago Gourmet veteran, shares his sage advice to help guide festival-goers through the weekend-long culinary heaven in Millennium Park....

Giveaway: 4 Tickets to The Morton Arboretum Summer Travel Festival

Parenting, Travel
Tickets were donated by The Morton Arboretum to MommaCuisine.com.TOUR THE COUNTRY WITH THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S TRAVEL AMERICA SUMMER FESTIVAL–  The first of three cultural festivals, this July 5-6 event unfurls a roadmap to uniquely American music, performances, food and fun for the family  –LISLE, Ill. (June 24, 2014) — This...

Video: @MidwestDairy Lindale Holstein Farm | Food Travels

Parenting, Travel
This episode of Food Travels is sponsored by Midwest Dairy Association. It’s National Dairy Month and I teamed up with the Midwest Dairy Association and Lindale Holstein’s in Hampshire Illinois for this episode of Food Travels where I visited and explored the dairy farm with my family and crew. We had such an amazing...

Apple Picking Episode | Food Travels sponsored by @RavedMobile

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle

2013 Momma Cuisine Summer Cooking Tour sponsored by @Buick #MCBuickTour

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle
Cooking Personality Momma Cuisine Kicks Off Summer Cooking Tour with Buick Featuring live demos at each of six Farmers Market locations, Buick test drives and celebrity guestsMost Chicagoans attend summer farmers markets in their quaint downtown neighborhoods, but this year Chicago’s suburbs are hosting their own weekend markets to accommodate...

{video} Gatsby-Style Dining, Sunset Toast and Local Foods in Lake Geneva, WI #MCFoodTravels

Travel
Momma Cuisine’s Food Travels – One Night’s Stay in Lake Geneva, WisconsinLake Geneva, Wisconsin is just a couple of hours north of Chicago and a beloved playground and quick getaway for many Chicagoans. Celebrities, politicians, dignitaries, socialites and families alike flock to Lake Geneva and even call it home for...

{family travel} The National Park Service Plans for Sustainability

Parenting, Travel
This story was shared by the National Park Service for MommaCuisine.com. Photo credit: http://www.bigfoto.com/One year after releasing a strategic plan – and a shared vision – for sustainable operations within our nation’s parks, the National Park Service is going even greener. In the year since the Green Parks Plan, released on Earth...

Momma Cuisine's Food Travels - Fried Chicken and Ronald Reagan in Dixon, Illinois

Parenting, Travel
Momma Cuisine’s Food Travels Episode 1 – Fried Chicken and Ronald Reagan in Dixon, IllinoisClassic Americana is getting in the family car and taking either a day trip or a longer road trip across state lines. On the first weekend of Spring Break, me and my husband decided to load...

{events} The Good Food Festival comes to Chicago on March 16, 2013

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle
Momma Cuisine is a proud sponsor of the Good Food FestivalsThe Good Food Festivals held annually in Los Angeles and Chicago is back again for it’s ninth year on March 16, 2013 at the UIC Forum in Chicago. This public event is fun for the entire family and a great way...

{Chicago} @ChicagoIdeas Week Urban Winemaking Lab at @CityWineryChi

Lifestyle, Travel
It’s the second year of  Chicago Ideas Week and once again it’s been a week full of amazing speakers, workshops, and labs held in various places of interest in Chicago where like-minded folks come together to well…share ideas and stories!Chicago Ideas Week (CIW) is about the sharing of ideas, inspiring action,...

{travel} @UrbanSpoon Names Top Fifty Restaurants To Dine With A Celeb

Lifestyle, Travel
Photo credit: Sunda ChicagoCatching a glimpse of a famous face while you’re grabbing a drink or a bite to eat can turn an everyday activity into a star-studded event for tourists and locals alike, but the trick lies in knowing where to go to increase your odds of a celebrity...

{food festival} @Buick the official vehicles of Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet

Lifestyle, Travel
This summer, I hit the road with Buick for the “Buick & Momma Cuisine French Market Tour“, and they’re back in Chicago in a major way as the official vehicles of Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet, a premier culinary experience to be held in Millennium Park September 29-30, 2012.The new models of...

{travel} Chinatown Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour w/ @ChiFoodPlanet

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle
Staycations are all the rage these days as families and singles alike still want a fabulous time off, but may not have all the funds (or time) to escape to another city, state or country.In a metropolitan city like Chicago, seeing double-decker tour buses and a mass of tourists is part...

{travel} Contributor Post: Walt Disney World® Resort Travel Tips by @TravelbeCAUSE1

Parenting, Travel
You’re hoping for: quality family time and magical memories.But make sure you’re also prepared for the: long lines and crowds at meal times.Let me help your family focus on the magical part of your Walt Disney World® Resort vacation with a few of the hints and tricks that I share with...

Guest Judging the Kenmore (@kenmoreconnect) Best Sandwich Contest w/ Special Guest, @AdamRichman

Lifestyle, Travel
Photo courtesy of KenmoreYou know Adam Richman best as the funny host with a HUGE appetite of Man vs. Food on the Travel Channel. On June 6, 2012, (9/8C)  the Travel Channel and Adam Richman joined forces again for a new show called, Best Sandwich in America, where he visits various regions to...