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Jill Stone

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Claim Your Independence (from the kitchen)


Independence Day is coming up! Picnics, BBQs, and fireworks are on the way. For the next few years, this holiday will fall mid-week, so most of us are going to need something simple to prepare to take to our celebrations. Going to go out on a limb here and guess that you are a little[...]

These Ideas are on Fire!


As we move into October, we think autumn leaves, warm drinks and bonfires. With that in mind let’s give you some ideas that will set your next meeting ablaze, figuratively speaking of course. Here are some of my current favorite ideas! Dietary concerns are always a part of any event. If someone is allergic to[...]

Your Favorite Food List

Favorite Food

Your list of favorite foods is bound to change year in and year out as new food trends come forth to tempt our taste buds. And these new food trends often have a place in your meeting planning; food is an important factor in keeping attendees happy, fortified and engaged. Let’s check out some food[...]

Bring on the Food Trucks!

Bring on the Food Trucks

There’s fast food and then there’s food that can literally go “fast”; as in food that travels quickly from one place to another and is so yummy your guests will want to try it all.  The food industry has taken to the road, literally, with food trucks. Food truck selections are as diverse as the[...]

Cue It Up!

bbq it up

“The story of barbecue is the story of America. Settlers arrive on great unspoiled continent. Discover wondrous riches. Set them on fire and eat them.” Vince Staten, Real Barbecue  This past weekend we celebrated Father’s Day!  My husband is a great father and totally deserves this day of recognition. At many summer celebrations, the BBQ[...]

Around the World in 80 Sun-Days

Around the World in 80 Sun-Days

I love ice cream! It is one of my most favorite treats, and it is the best of summer treats.  Wherever your travels may take you this summer, make sure to stop by a local ice cream shop; there are treats to be explored and enjoyed! If you happen upon any of these travel destination,[...]

My-Oh-Mayo Facts You May Not Know

Cinco de Mayo (that is the 5th of May to you and I) will be celebrated next week. Break out the sombreros and shake up some margaritas and learn some facts about this May Day. May 5, 1862: This is the day that the Battle of Puebla took place. It’s significance lies in the fact[...]

Mardis Gras!

Next Tuesday (March 4) we celebrate Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday!  Mardi Gras is a day that pretty much says, “Go crazy and feast away!” For some it is the last day before Lent, which is a time of solemn observance. Mardi Gras can mean many things to many people, but one thing for sure,[...]

Goblin’ Goodies

Next week is Halloween!  Ghosts, goblins, super heroes, fairy princesses and more are soon to come knocking at your door hoping to “trick” you into handing over some treats.  While I am all for candy bars, gummy worms and bubble gum, it is not a bad idea to also offer some healthier alternatives to your[...]

No Cone Shall Stand Alone

Where would you learn how to make ice cream? At Sundae school. July is National Ice Cream Month and if you have yet to properly celebrate then grab a cone and hold it high – then hurry up and eat it or you’ll have ice cream running down your arm : ) I live in[...]