Author: Madalaine

Blood and Sand Cocktail

Blood and Sand Cocktail

Halloween is almost upon us!  Bwahahahaha!!!  In the spirit of the season, let’s explore one of my all time favorite cocktails: the Blood and Sand cocktail.   Why is a Blood and Sand Cocktail perfect for Fall? You couldn’t ask for a better cocktail to […]

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End Childhood Hunger with No Kid Hungry

End Childhood Hunger with No Kid Hungry

The Issue: Too Many Kids are Hungry 1 in 6 kids in America face hunger, all across the United States, in every community, even here in ours.  That’s why Firefly Grill and John Boos & Co. have teamed up to help with No Kid Hungry. […]

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Easy Healthy Road Trip Snacks

Easy Healthy Road Trip Snacks

Once a year in September, Mid America Motorworks puts on a huge Corvette festival aptly named… FUNFEST!  It’s a Blast!  Hundreds, really more like thousands, of people drive their new and vintage Corvettes from all over the country to display them at Mid America Motorworks.  Aside […]

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How to Make a Charcuterie Board

How to Make a Charcuterie Board

Before we jump into how to make a charcuterie board, what the heck is it?  Well, it’s a fancy pants name for a meat and cheese tray… on steroids.  Basically, it’s a large plate or board with little groups of olives, cheese, cured meats, crackers, […]

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Boos Butcher Blocks New Factory Showroom & Outlet

Boos Butcher Blocks New Factory Showroom & Outlet

We have a new neighbor in town (Effingham IL intersection of Hwy. 70 & 57) and we couldn’t be happier to have them!  The Boos Butcher Block Factory Showroom & Outlet is the Firefly Grill’s new next door neighbor.  Over 5000 square feet of showroom floor […]

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How to Make Fried Green Tomatoes Fast & Easy

How to Make Fried Green Tomatoes Fast & Easy

Not many things compare to a homegrown ruby red tomato at the end of summer.  Although, I think fried green tomatoes might be a close second.  I could make a meal out of them!  Scroll down to find out how to make fried green tomatoes […]

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LEAF: Little Egypt Alliance of Farmers Coop

LEAF: Little Egypt Alliance of Farmers Coop

Recently I met with Firefly’s Kristie and the marketing manager of a new kind of food coop, Liz from LEAF – Little Egypt Alliance of Farmers.  LEAF was founded by seven southern Illinois farmers in 2016 who wanted to provide people easy access to organic goods. […]

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Classic Beef Bourguignon is easier than you think

Classic Beef Bourguignon is easier than you think

I love Julia Child’s meticulous attention to detail.  She writes the mother recipe first and then how to make variations from there.  I love her picks for side dishes and wine.  She leaves nothing uncovered.  Here is her Beef Bourguignon.  I hope you love it as much as my family does.

Cheers!

Madalaine @ Lakeside Table

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