Finding Deals for Thanksgiving Meals

Guest Post by Stephanie Nelson, Founder of Make your Thanksgiving dinner one of the best bargain meals you prepare this year. By shopping the sales and using coupons, you’ll save big while your family and friends rave about your delicious meal. Just follow these tips for saving with Stephanie... Read More

6 Tips for a Healthier Holiday

                With so many festive parties that include desserts, candies, and fat-laden foods, denying your child sweet treats is easier said than done. It’s better to teach your child moderation and how to make healthy choices. Dr. Dyan Hes, Medical Director of... Read More

Help Feed the Hungry this Season

As we focus on Thanksgiving and our wonderful Midwestern abundance of food, we’re reminded that not everyone is so lucky. Fortunately, there are a number of ways for us to help hungry families. Oaklee’s, along with our friends at Hope Lutheran, @Properties, and other local organizations recently volunteered at... Read More

Fall Festivals 2016

Here are some local Fall Festivals in October & November. Check Oaklee’s calendar of events for even more fall fun and our other posts for Halloween Fun. Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes Halloween Family Fun for all ages Haunted Houses for older kids Fall Festivals   Oct. 21 Fall Fest in... Read More

Fun Halloween Crispy Treats

Here are some fun ideas for your Halloween party treats. In her new book,  Super Cute Crispy Treats, food crafting expert Ashley Fox Whipple shows you how to create cute and colorful treats instead of offering the same boring snacks. The treats offer a healthier alternative to traditional desserts, and moms and kids alike... Read More

Fall Apple Picking

Nothing says Fall like the smell of fresh-baked apple pie. I still can’t replicate my grandmother’s recipe because she used the perfect apples picked fresh off her backyard trees. If you’re looking for that fresh-picked taste, or just want to get out of the urban sprawl and into the... Read More

Summer Festivals in June 2015

Chicagoland is know for it’s great neighborhood festivals. You have to get to at least one a month. There are so many to choose from every weekend! Find more events and lists of art festivals, car shows and more in the Oaklee’s Summer Guide.    June 4-7 Taste of Wheaton Wheaton:... Read More

Make Your Own Chinese New Year Dumplings!

Recipe provided by China Institute Dumplings, called jiaozi in Mandarin, have been popular in China for hundreds of years. They’re especially popular on Chinese New Year. This year, Chinese New Year starts on February 19. We will be moving from the Year of the Horse to the Year of... Read More