Three Berry Crisp

Berry Crisp

This weekend was Memorial Day which meant we headed out of town to hang with family. You know what that means - BAKING! Since I arrived at my dad's house with delicious homemade cookies in hand, I wanted to make something different while I was there. I wanted to make something light, summery and possibly lower in calories than the fattening cake, brownies and cookies that I am … [Read more...]

Being Sun Safe with Snapper Rock

Snapper Rock

A couple weeks ago I did a TV segment on FOX's Good Day Chicago all about sun safety. I featured a great line of sun protective swimwear called Snapper Rock. After spending the entire Memorial Day weekend poolside with our new Snapper Rock swimwear, we thought we would do a video to feature this fabulous UV50+ line of swimwear. From bikinis to board shorts to flap hats and rash … [Read more...]

Stroll to Disney

Disney Stroller

If you are traveling to Disney World or Disneyland with young kids, it’s always a big deal to decide what stroller to bring (or not to bring!). Even me, little ole’ Baby Gizmo gal struggled with this decision 2 weeks ago when I was getting ready to hit Orlando with my three kids.A trip to Walt Disney World means a ton of walking and very long days. While normally a child 4 … [Read more...]

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I think everyone has had a chocolate chip cookie at some point. Some of us have had more than others. ;) We all have our favorite recipe whether it is from the back of the Nestle chocolate chip bag or from their great-grandmother's recipe box. My favorite recipe is from trial and error. Since I was 10 years old, I have tried almost every recipe out there. I'm kind of a … [Read more...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispie Pinwheels

Rice Krispie

As a cook or a baker, many times things work out perfectly. The cake rises just enough. The frosting is the perfect consistency. The brownies were oh-so-gooey.Annnndddd... then there are other times. You have the best intention of creating a masterpiece and it sounds amazing in your head. Until you realize the finished product looks like a raw hamburger patty or peanut … [Read more...]