Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Taste Like Home

The candy is missing because my husband and oldest son got ahold of them. :o)

One of the blogs I belong to had a name exchange.
We signed up and were given a name from someone
in another state. I got
Geggie and her blog is
It was so much fun. I was trying to think of things that my town is known for plus some homemade goodies. I got my box in the other day and it was full of so many goodies. I had toffee that my oldest son thought he would eat to save me from gaining an weight. My husband ate the chocolate cubs bar from Fannie Mays, we do not have a Fannie Mays out here. I cannot believe I did not think about sending Geggie candy from See's Candies here. I got face creams, lip balm and lip gloss from Burt Bee's, I also some GiardinierA, I have never tried this before I can't wait. I also got a jar of salsa...mike Ditka's hall of Fame Salsa. I will be using that for my son's game night Monday. Now I have to tell you the Spice House is one of my all time favorite places to go when I am in WI. Geggie lives in Chicago and this year they got a Spice House and I knew she would love
it so I told her about it and I was right. She got me some wonderful spices from there that I cannot wait to try. She got me some Billy Goat seasoning that I have never tried before, it is for making Gyro sauce and we like Gyros so I will have to make some, also some salmon Seasoning...another can't wait to try..Chicago deep Dish spice which I will use for Monday's Game night and some Chicago Steak Seasoning, I love this stuff and is the one thing I go right for when I go to the shop. It is also great on Chicken. You need to check out the Spice House on line,
I started ordering from them on line about 18 years ago and I still
remember the smell when I opened the box. I had forgotten about them for many years and then my oldest daughter moved to WI and she took us to Old Town and I seen a Spice House so I have to check it out. Once I walked into the spice House it brought back all those memories.. Geggie you need to check out Garret's Popcorn, it is right next to the Starbucks. (that's funny because there are so many Starbucks) It is easy to find.I can't wait until Geggie gets my box, it is due to arrive today. I should had shipped it UPS it would had been faster. This was a lot of fun and I hope to do it again some day.
Thanks Megan this was a blast.


Megan said...

I love Burt's Bees and that spice house sounds great. I'll check that out. Thanks for participating in the Taste Like Home event. I hope we all made some new friends.:)

My Crazy Family said...

I did but not this Jam I just made this one yesterday. I sent her some of my Apricot Jam and Salsa and a few other things. It is due to arrive today I can't wait!

Anonymous said...

What great stuff you got! Those spice house mix are a total score.

My Crazy Family said...

I was telling her about the Spice House in WI, then I remembered they opened on in Chicago this year. I can't wait to get back to Chicago and check the new one out.
I love that place I started getting their spices by mail about 20 years or so ago. I had no idea it was the same place until the first time I waled through the doors at the one in WI and it brought back all those memories. I had forgotten all about them for many years. Everyone should send off for their catalog you will love everything.