Leek Potato Soup Recipe

For a not so heavy meal around the holidays, try this Leek and Potato Soup. I made this last night for dinner and it was super simple and very tasty. Paired with some crusty bread or garlic biscuits and a salad, it hit the spot. I garnished it with fresh chives for...

PARK INN HOTEL AND CITY NATIONAL BANK

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE PARK IN HOTEL AND CITY NATIONAL BANK Ron recently had the chance to stay at a Frank Lloyd Wright designed hotel while overseeing a project in Mason City,Iowa; I thought it a great opportunity to explore a little bit of the history of the...

Open House Chicago Trip!

Recently, I had the chance to attend “Open House Chicago”, a free, city-wide, behind-the-scenes look at many of Chicago’s great places and spaces.   The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s “Open House Chicago” offered behind-the-scenes access to over 150 buildings. ...
Spiced Apple Bread

Spiced Apple Bread

I bought apples from the orchard and I plan on trying this recipe. While I am not a fan of raisins, I’m sure some of you may want to include them in your recipe.   This sound so good with the fall weather we’ve had.   This spiced apple bread recipe contains...

Outdoor Living ~ Enjoying Summer

As we all enjoy another blistering hot July day; I can’t help but feel summer is winding down. It seems to zip by after the 4th of July. My impending sense of winter doom is further fueled by seeing Christmas décor already in stores and fall items on sale …...

Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

  Oh, sweet mercy these kabobs were delicious. Try them, you’ll love them. Ingredients 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup ranch dressing 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon white vinegar...

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

I must say these are a rating of 5 out of 5 for me, they are delicious! While I won’t tell you how many I ate, you’ll have to make them and see how fast they disappear. Enjoy! Ingredients For the base: Butter, for greasing 2 tablespoons sugar 1/8 teaspoon ground...
AIA 2012 in Washington D.C.

AIA 2012 in Washington D.C.

If you’ve been following our Facebook Page you know Ron Billy (Our President) was at AIA 2012 in Washington D.C. last week. As architects our field is always advancing. Our focus is to connect with continuing education and learning opportunities to stay on top...