Two Girls and a Cupcake, Inc.

We ran across this little shop on our way home from the Starved Rock Lodge.
Jill and Tim own this little sweet shop in Utica, Illinois


There were many tasty cupcakes to choose from. I had strawberry cheesecake, yummy creme cheese frosting on a white cake cupcake.
Cookies and creme,Turtles,coconut dream,cotton candy and Andes mint were some of the choices.

If you ever pass through Utica, Illinois don’t pass up Two Girls and a Cupcake.





Skoog’s Pub And Grill

This weekend my sister and I spent a weekend at Starved Rock near Utica Illinois. We spent one evening strolling the little tiny downtown, And found a charming place called Skoog’s Pub and Grill. . There was a Swedish flag in front, so we were intrigued ,being of Swedish ancestry ourselves. We found out that the owner of the restaurant is Swedish, But there is no Swedish fare on the menu. However we had the chance to sample deep-fried macaroni and cheese balls, which I have always been curious about. They were served with a side of ranch dressing or marinara sauce. Both were delicious; I liked both at the same time. I had a deep-fried cod sandwich which tasted very fresh and delicious , and homemade coleslaw . We also sampled their homemade drink which they called JuicyJuice: a combination of several fruit juices vodka and rum. It was all pretty yummy and if you are ever in Utica Illinois I would recommend this place 🙂