Monthly Archives: August 2014

August 25th, 2014 | Filed under: Musings

Just Desserts Meet Sadie’s Dad–Paul Maxon

Sadie’s dad–Paul Maxon–spent most of his adult life in Ireland where he met the love of his life, Kate. His Irish roots were transplanted and his love for Jameson Whisky, potatoes and meat have remained steadfast. When he returned to the States with his beautiful and pregnant wife he changed and when Sadie was born he became a different man. A doting and loving “Pop” for Sadie. Paul and Kate took over the diner that belonged to his grandparents in their home town of Lake Geneva. As the culinary genius, Kate turned Ms. Katie’s Diner into an organic hot spot for Chicago …read more…

August 12th, 2014 | Filed under: News

August is Read-a-Romance Month

        I fully agree with Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Life’s too short to read depressing books. The last days of summer are perfect for reading a romance. There’s a choice for every reader out there looking for a story that will suck us in, make us laugh or shed a tear. The heart of a romance is the beauty of the romance and it’s all about the emotion. There’s nothing more satisfying than following a heroine or hero and feeling their trials and tribulations on the road to happiness. My personal choice is the happy ending, but I’m …read more…

August 4th, 2014 | Filed under: Musings

Sweet Corn for Just Desserts

There’s nothing like cobs of sweet corn drenched in butter and glistening with chunks of rock salt. At Ms. Katie’s Diner it’s a dish that’s almost better than dessert, but not quite! Sadie buys the corn she serves at the diner from her good friend Lindy Parker. Lindy runs an organic farm with exceptional standards. Lindy’s corn must be knee high by the 4th of July. Barely 24-years-old Lindy has been CEO of her  family’s farm since a teen and has learned to take zero gruff from anyone in the farming business or in life.  Which  includes her oldest and dearest friend, …read more…

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