10 Travel Tips for Women Travelling Alone

Women travelling alone should always follow the 10 travel tips for women travelling alone so that they remain safe and healthy while they are out. Now-a-days, there are a lot of women who travel all a…


Things to Do in Downtown Chicago in the Winter


Chicago might be famous for incredibility cold winters but that still doesn’t need to keep any one indoors. No one should feel confined to a hotel room with Chicago’s world class shopping, a nationally-recognized theater district and ice skating through the city. With so many attractions with in walking distance and an easy subway system, downtown Chicago is easy to navigate even in below-freezing weather conditions. Just remember to bundle up before you head out.

Ice Skate in Millennium Park

Go ice skating at one of Chicago’s most famous landmarks, Millennium Park. After a day of ice-skating peruse world class sculptures by world famous artists such as Jaume Plensa and Anish Kapoor. If you can plan your ice skating trip accordingly you might be able to catch a free holiday performance at the Pavilions Harris Theater located on the park premises.


Shopping on Michigan Ave

The magnificent mile, as the name suggest, is a mile of shopping, 5-star hotels and restaurants on Michigan Avenue. During the holiday season the window displays in Macys, Nordstrom and Barneys attracts visitors from all over the country. There are over 100 retail stores on Michigan Ave. that leaves something for everybody.


The Historic Chicago Theater District

The Chicago Theater District is nationally recognized as one the best in the country. The theater district runs the gamete with local comedy troops, touring Broadway shows, musicals and more. The historic architecture of the Chicago theater district makes it a landmark all on its own.



How To Make Candied Lemon Chips

How To Make Candied Lemon Chips

How To Make Candied Lemon ChipsDecorating cakes and desserts is one of my passions…..I am not a professional by any means, but I do love the challenge and learning.

As much as I love working and experimenting with fondant…..chocolate or gum paste…..I love decorating my desserts with fresh garnishes….

One of my favorite fresh garnishes are Candied Lemon Chips (or orange chips).

Candied Lemon Chips add beauty, fresh look & special touch to anything from cheesecakes…..granitas…..parfaits….

The best part….super easy and quick to make.

How To Make Candied Lemon Chips:

STEP 1: In a saucepan cook together 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of water until sugar is melted and you’ll have clear syrup. Allow it to cool.

STEP 2: Wash, dry and thinly slice 2 or 3 lemons. Remove all the seeds.

How To Make Candied Lemon Chips

STEP 3: Put all lemon slices into the saucepan with syrup.Make sure each lemon slice is coated on both side. Gently remove coated lemon slices with fork. Place them on a cooling rack inside jelly roll pan and allow them to drain.

STEP 4:Turn oven broiler on high. Place pan with lemon slices on medium rack under the broiler. Broil for 4 minutes on each side or until lemon slices turn into golden brown lemon chips.

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