Vote for Kathy’s Kandies Again!

The J&C in Lafayette is doing Reader’s Choice Awards once again! The place I work, Kathy’s Kandies is in the running and it would be awesome if we could get your vote! If you haven’t been to Kathy’s yet then you must go.  She really has everything. Truffles, homemade Marshmallows, popcorn, baked goods, huge assortment of licorice and gummies and so much more!  Check out her website here then head over to J&C online and vote for Kathy’s Kandies or just click the link below! Thanks!!


Sweet Poppin’s

Having a movie night and want to have a good snack? Or maybe you’re looking for favors for a wedding.  Sweet Poppin’s in downtown Kokomo is a specialty popcorn shop that can provide you with a unique treat to enjoy on your own or to share with others!  The kernels are all covered in chocolate and come in many different flavors such as Creme Brule, Lemon Pound Cake (my favorite), cheese and many others that you can check out here. She also has a complete list of flavors at the shop. They also offer a rewards card! After your 6th punch on your card you receive a free 4oz bag of Sweet Poppin’s.  What a sweet deal!









Sweet Poppin’s. 107 E. Sycamore Street. Kokomo, IN. 765-452-1566. Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 10am to 5pm. Saturday: 10am to 4pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.







My selection! Lemon Pound Cake, Salted Chocolate and Cheesecake.  You can mix them together to get different flavors!

How Sweet It Is!

J. Edwards Fine Chocolates, Cakes, and Gifts is the place for Chocolate lovers or anyone in the mood for a sweet treat!  You can find creames, caramels, different nut clusters, caramel apples(available year round) cakes and cheesecakes, cheese spreads, seasonal items, and unique gifts!  The staff is friendly and very informative.  Stop in for a slice of cake or place an order for a special occasion.  Check out their blog here to see photos of their cakes, gift baskets and other items!  Enjoy photos from my visit below.  Try not to lick your screen.







J. Edwards. 2106 W Sycamore Street. Kokomo, IN. 765-626-0142. Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 10am to 5pm. Saturday: 10am to 1pm.







Try not to miss anything.  You may have to walk around the store a few times!







I went with their top seller Banana Split Cake and my favorite, German Chocolate Cake! Also, the first week of every month they do all of their cakes in cupcake form!







Specialty treats! From left to right: Chocolate Covered Caramel on a stick, Turtle Marshmallow, and a Chocolate Covered Rice Krispy Treat!

The Quarry Restaurant

Before heading into a town or city I always have an idea of a few places I’m going to visit.  The Quarry Restaurant in Kokomo was on my list and I am glad I went here.  Upon seeing the originality of the restaurant I started snapping pictures of the inside immeadetey .  I was told that most of the woodwork, stone, and other materials used to build the restaurant were recycled pieces from around Indiana.  Besides the ambience of this place, my server Ashley was very accommodating and it was noticeable she enjoys working at the Quarry.  Look at the pictures below to learn more about my visit to the restaurant!

















The different woodwork that makes up this room comes from mansions that have been torn down in Indianapolis.















Besides the servers I was the only one in the restaurant when I arrived.  I was confused when they wanted to show me the men’s bathroom, but this said it all.








I enjoyed my meal outdoors.  They have bands play every Friday around 8pm.  When it’s nice out they play on the stage.










Almost everything on the menu is made from scratch!  I enjoyed their Fish Tacos which I was told is one of the top sellers from the menu.  Click here to see what else their menu offers!








The stage area is made up of addresses, lamps, and stone from people’s homes.  Visit The Quarry restaurant Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 11pm.  2130 West Sycamore Street Suite 200. Kokomo, IN.  Any questions or to make reservations call 765-450-5650.

The Prairie Street Market

Looking for a place for lunch or special treat?  The Prairie Street Market in Brookston is a great place for a sandwich, panini, salad or ice cream!  After you enjoy a bite to eat check out Two Cookin’ Sisters.  Check out their hours and location below!








The Prairie Street Market. 210 South Prairie Street. Brookston, IN. 765-563-7377. Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 10am to 6pm. Saturday:10am to 5pm. Sunday: Noon to 5pm. Closed Monday.








There’s no seating inside, but they do have a patio area or you can get lunch for the road!







Get the BIG SCOOP here!  Enjoy your treat in a dish or a cone!  This Blueberry Waffle Cone ice cream is yummy!

Two Cookin’ Sisters

Want to visit a place that is unique and offers a ton of Indiana made items from different people?  Two Cookin’ Sisters is the place to go!  Besides the items the sisters make such as jams, jellies, relish and of course, salsa they also feature Coe’s Homemade Noodles, Gutwein Popcorn, Local Folks products, and so many other Indiana made items!  I bought some Pumpkin Butter made by Two Cookin’ Sisters that I enjoyed on my toasted cinnamon sugar bagels I bought from the store as well.   The pumpkin butter is so thick and rich. I think I will be making a pumpkin shake soon!  Check out my visit below!








Two Cookin’ Sisters. 210 South Prairie Street. Brookston, IN. 765-563-7377. Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 10am to 6pm. Saturday: 10am to 5pm. Sunday: Noon to 5pm. Closed on Monday.









The front of the shop. Jams, popcorn, art, and books!









They also offer gift baskets!









The Relish Room!









Visit Two Cookin’ Sisters soon for delicious jam, tangy salsa, or just to say hi!

Klein Brot Haus

When I find a new bakery it’s not just about finding something good to eat.  I love seeing the owner behind the counter presenting their delights or visiting with a regular customer who has their opinion of what is best in the store.  I also love to see how bakeries are decorated or arranged.  The Klein Brot Haus Bakery Cafe in Brookston is unique in many ways.  Besides offering goodies such as cookies, brownies, pie, and other treats they also have a soup and salad bar and offer breakfast, sandwiches and other great meal options.  There are tall shelves stocked with fresh made breads, jams, honey and other retail.  There is plenty of seating to enjoy breakfast with your sweetie or a meal with friends.  Be sure to make a stop to the Klein Brot Haus soon!  For now check out pictures of the bakery and some of the goods I purchased while there.







Klein Brot Haus Bakery Cafe.  106 E 3rd Street.  Brookston, IN. 765-563-3788. Hours: Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday: 6am to 4 pm. Friday: 6am to 5pm. Closed Monday.







The bakery case full of cookies, bars, muffins and other sweets!







Fill up your coffee cup or warm up a cookie!







Relax at one of their tables!







I couldn’t wait before the picture to take a bite!  This chocolate chip cookie is amazing!

Be sure to check back tomorrow to see where else I went in Brookston!

Falling into Comfort






These are the things I love most about the fall.  The apples turn into apple pie and caramel apples.  The living room table holds a bowl full of candy corn.







Home Purdue Football games on Saturday and Pro Football on Sunday!








The cooler weather means sweatshirts and cuddling up with a blanket or the one you love.  Everything about Fall gives me comfort whether it’s a bowl of homemade soup or staying in to watch movies.  Get ready for a lot of excitement and comfort on Indiana Elyse.  There will be great places to travel to in Indiana and some of my favorite recipes and maybe even a decorating tip or two!  Make sure to check back all of this week and the weeks to come.  I have a lot of great places that offer sweet treats and indoor fun for those rainy days along with some delicious recipes!

























Flour Mill Bakery

When I need a sweet treat one of my favorite places to go is Flour Mill Bakery in Rossville.  It’s a short peaceful drive in the country and the smell of fresh baked goodies outside the shop is wonderful.  Opening the door of the Flour Mill Bakery the smells of homemade doughnuts and cookies enrobe you. They offer everything from fresh baked goods such as muffins, breads, pies, cookies, donuts and so much more.  Besides all of the sweet treats they also offer spices, flour, noodles, cheeses, jams, honey and other items.  They are open from  8am to 3pm Tuesday.  7am to 4pm Wednesday through Friday and 7am to 3 pm on Saturday.











Flour Mill Bakery.  6580 W County Road 800 N.  Rossville, IN.  765-379-9995.  Hours: Tuesday: 8am to 3pm. Wednesday-Friday: 7am to 4pm. Saturday: 7am to 3pm.









Here are just a few of their baked goods and items they sell in bulk.











I buy these every time I go to Flour Mill Bakery.  They’re called Bumblebees and they are so soft, buttery and full of cinnamon!  Warm them up in your microwave for just a few seconds for an even more special treat!









I was on a cinnamon kick the day I visited.  I walked away with this tray of homemade cinnamon rolls.  Very rich and even more delicious when warmed up!









A bit of my yummy mess.  Don’t worry though, I cleaned that plate very well!