Visit Connie’s Country Greenhouse For Fresh Produce

Red ripe tomatoes growing in a greenhouse. Ripe and unripe tomatoes in the background.
Connie’s Country Greenhouse in Latham, IL, has reopened for the spring, just in time for you to grab some fresh produce. The locally-owned greenhouse has been serving the community since 1998, and it seems to get better by the year. Go over your fresh produce options, and learn about other... [read more]

Not Your Average Chicken Soup Recipe

chicken soup
There’s still a chill in the air, making it a fantastic time for some homemade soup. Now, you just have to choose which recipe to follow. There are lots of them out there, but this Green Chile-Chicken Soup recipe takes the cake. It’s easy to make, delicious, and just might... [read more]

Tips For Buying A New Car

Happy parents piggybacking their small kids after receiving keys for their new car in a showroom.
Most people drive cars for years before upgrading, so you can get out of practice when it comes to buying vehicles. Fortunately, you can shake off the dust and get right back into the game by following some tips for buying a new car. Get the scoop, so you’ll be... [read more]

Spring Break Travel Safety Tips

A multi-ethnic group of college age students are taking a road trip together on their spring break. They are looking at a map together.
Spring break is right around the corner, so it’s time to start finalizing your travel plans. Choosing a destination is the first step, but then you need to think about safety. Protect yourself and your friends by following these spring break travel safety tips. Bring a Friend Along Instead of traveling solo,... [read more]

Test Your Green Thumb With Indoor Spice Plants

Fresh aromatic culinary herbs in white pots on windowsill. Lettuce, leaf celery and small leaved basil. Kitchen garden of herbs.
Many people have heard of herb gardens or even grown a few varieties. But only a few individuals attempt to grow spices. In addition, some aren’t sure if they can successfully grow spices as indoor plants and limited spaces. But many types of spice plants are easy to grow and maintain. Here... [read more]

Treat Yourself To Dinner At Coney McKane’s

Fried Fish with French Fries.
Since 1997, Flo and her crew have created delicious meals in a friendly atmosphere at Coney McKane’s in Decatur, Illinois. Although you might remember it first for its unique name, you’ll come back again after for the great food and service. From tempting appetizers to the sweetest desserts, there’s something for... [read more]

How Your Tire Pressure Can Affect Gas Mileage

Close-Up Of Hand holding pressure gauge for car tire
When you assessing the pros and cons of purchasing a new vehicle, one of the things many car-buyers look at is the vehicle's fuel economy. You can check the vehicles specs to find the EPA rating on how many miles per gallon a vehicle can achieve in the city and... [read more]

Impress Your Valentine With Fresh Date Ideas

couple in love under stars of Milky Way Galaxy
Valentine's Day will be soon upon us. Your significant other is certainly expecting a romantic day planned. While a dinner date is always a safe bet, you can divert from your routine date night for a more creative date. Your love will certainly appreciate the thought you took into planning... [read more]

Have A Date Night At The Beach House This Weekend

A golden yellow Creme Brulee topped with crunchy brown sugar topped with strawberries and blueberries to be included in a white glass plate on the dining table after eating.
Have you recently started dating someone who you want to impress? If so, take them to the Beach House in Decatur, Illinois. Moreover, this is the ideal place for couples who’ve been together for years and even decades. First, you’ll love the atmosphere. Second, the service is great. Third, the... [read more]

Broccoli Cheddar Soup The Whole Family Will Love

Homemade Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Soup with Bread
Do you struggle to find recipes that your entire family will love? If so, check out this excellent recipe for broccoli cheddar soup. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also nutritious. Best of all, it’s a great way to add a vegetable to your kid’s diet. They’ll enjoy it... [read more]