National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day 2018

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day 2018

Well, doesn’t this holiday sound like a dream!? Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is Saturday, August 4th, 2018. We are here to let you know where and when to get those chocolate chip cookie dreams fulfilled. There is only one place in the Greater Lafayette area celebrating, but we will give you all the info. We also will hook you up with some classic and unique chocolate cookie recipes! Celebrate wisely!   Flour Mill Bakery (Rossville, IN): If you haven’t see our spotlight blog on these guys, check that out here! The Flour Mill Bakery will have chocolate chip donuts, and chocolate chip coffee drinks. Check them out! Flour Mill Bakery is having a give away here in the Lafayette, IN area. Just take a photo of anything and everything you’re eating that’s chocolate chip on Saturday, August 4th, 2018, and tag it with #nationalchocolatechipday to enter.   The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies (Nestle Toll House) 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 large eggs 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels 1 cup chopped nuts Instructions PREHEAT oven to 375° F. COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets....
Spotlight on Flora, IN

Spotlight on Flora, IN

Flora, IN is a wonderful community that sits about 25 miles to the Northeast of Lafayette, IN. It’s population is close to 2,000 people on just over a square mile of land. We have a love for this little town, and we’d love to show you why! Flora, IN names itself the “Garden Spot of Indiana.” And rightfully so! In 2013, Flora, IN became a Main Street Community. This means the people of Flora, IN desire a Main Street that is taken care of and established. Since then, they have poured into their Main Street with things such as an establishment of a farmer’s market for Carroll County, hanging floral arrangements, and a parking lot face lift! Click here to learn more about how they city of Flora is building their downtown!   History of Flora, IN “It was first named Fountain City (because of Sarah’s spring), then changed to Ino when it was discovered that Indiana already had a Fountain City. The day John Flora died, May 11, 1875, was the day the name of the town was changed for the last time, to Flora.” Click here to read more on the town of Flora, IN!   Amenities of Flora, IN Flora Community Park (Flora, IN): A playground, shelters for rent, sport’s facilities, and more! Carroll County Community Center (Flora, IN):  The facility, with approximately 18,500 square feet, includes a gymnasium, fitness room with treadmills, ellipticals, exercise bikes, free weight area, locker rooms and an outdoor playground.” Flora-Monroe Township Public Library (Flora, IN): “The Flora-Monroe Twp. Public Library provides services to patrons in response to their demonstrated needs and requests, whether educational, informational, technological, or recreational.”...
Back to School Lunch Ideas Fall 2018

Back to School Lunch Ideas Fall 2018

Ready or not, here it comes!! School is back in session in the Lafayette, IN area starting as early as August 7th! Check out the day that each district or private school starts: Lafayette School Corporation (LSC) 8/7/2018 Tippecanoe School Corporation (TSC) 8/14/2018 Lafayette Christian School (LCS) 8/14/2018 Central Catholic High School (CC) 8/14/2018 Faith Christian School (FCS) 8/10/2018 or 8/13/2018 (depends on the grade)   Regardless of you lifestyle, there is a way to pack lunches that suites your family’s needs. We’ve tried to list a few to help any season of life that you might be in! There’s no shame in the pre-packed food game! Hit up that frozen food aisle for a wide selection of “main course” lunch options. State Fair corn dogs, Dino shaped Tyson chicken nuggets, Stoffer’s lasagna and mac and cheese family size trays, and Eggo waffles are all on the table. Consider a food thermos to pack all of these in to keep them warm! Along that same line, pre-packaged carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, bananas, avocado slices, tomatoes, cucumbers are all just one step away from health-i-fying your lunches and making you the “knowledgeable parent.” Be sure to shop for in-season fruits and vegetables for the best values. There are, of course, less healthy, but more popular packaged food items. Oreos, pudding packs, Cheez-it’s, Doritos. If you’re looking to save a buck, buy the family size in these items and purchase some reusable baggies. You’ll have a bigger up-front cost, but you’re using less plastic and saving money in the long haul! Now we’re into the good stuff. Pasta salad. This one is awesome because it can...
Spotlight on Frankfort, IN

Spotlight on Frankfort, IN

Welcome to Frankfort, IN. Frankfort, IN is not only home to the film Blue Chips featuring Shaquille O’Neal, but it is also a great place to live, raise a family, or just simply visit for the day. Check out some things that Frankfort, IN has to offer!   Amenities in Frankfort, IN Frankfort Municipal Airport (Frankfort, IN): Frankfort has it’s own public airport for recreational flyers! Click here to view information on how to go skydiving in Frankfort, IN. Frankfort Commons Golf Course (Frankfort, IN) Camp Cullom (Frankfort, IN): This is a Girl Scout camp ground with opportunity for facility rental. With access to campsites, a playground, a night sky observatory, and a disc golf course, you’ll find plenty to do here with your friends and family! Downtown Festivals: Frankfort Hot Dog Festival: Every year Frankfort puts on their Hot Dog festival. It includes music, vendors, access to the downtown shops and restaurants, food, and more! Johnsonville’s Big Taste Grill Truck has made appearances in the past. It’s a fun event you don’t want to miss! This year it’s held on Friday, July 27th, 2018 and Saturday, July 28th, 2018. Click here for more information, scheduled events, and the location! Oktoberfest is another annual event coming up with beer, food, and music. It’s an evening event held on October 13th, 2018, from 5:00 – 10:00 P.M. This is Oktoberfest‘s third year in Frankfort, so be sure to check it out! Frankfort is home to six public parks! TPA Park (Frankfort, IN): TPA park is an essential part of Frankfort! It’s the biggest park in the city. It has a pool for...
Spotlight on Flour Mill Bakery

Spotlight on Flour Mill Bakery

Do you enjoy options when it comes to donuts? How does over fifty flavor option combinations sound? The Flour Mill Bakery has just that. Let us show you another greater Lafayette, IN staple. Yes! It’s true. They have over fifty doughnut combinations! The sugar craving inside us all is so satisfied with this knowledge! While donuts are their specialty, they deliver in many other areas as well. The Flour Mill also serves other local goods such as Richelle in a Handbasket’s corn puffs, fresh and locally roasted Java Jo’z coffee, homemade potato and macaroni salads (during the summer at least), bulk food items, gluten free mixes and products, and more. They make giant donuts for special order, cinnamon rolls, apple fritters, fresh baked bread, rolls, anything and everything you can imagine. Are you drooling yet? The Flour Mill‘s goal is to make baked good “like Grandma used to make,” and they do a fine job at just that! We hope you enjoy the Flour Mill as much as we do. It’s one of our favorites!   Coming Soon from the Flour Mill Bakery Flour Mill Bakery has rocked their freshly baked goods at a slightly “off the beaten path” location in Rossville, IN since 1996. Well, this September, September 17th, 2018 to be exact, the Flour Mill will open a second location on the North side in Lafayette, IN. Be sure to check them out at the Northend Community Center, 2200 Elmwood Ave, Lafayette, IN, 47904.   Flour Mill Bakery‘s Hours, Location, and Reviews Tuesday – Friday: 7:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Saturday: 7:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. Sunday and...