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The Inn at Black Star Farms

The Inn at Black Star Farms

This year, the huz and I spent our Fourth of July weekend up north, in Suttons Bay, Michigan. We stayed at the Inn and Black Star Farms. I seriously cannot say enough positive things about this place. Let me try! So Black Star Farms is a winery that has vineyards and tasting rooms in both … Continue reading

Upnorth for the Fourth

Upnorth for the Fourth

As is expected of any true Michigander, I headed Upnorth for the Fourth this past week. I loved that the holiday was on a Friday this year! The huz and I also took vacation days from work on Thursday to make our weekend even longer. En route from Ann Arbor to Northern Michigan, we stopped … Continue reading

4 Quick & Easy Cooking Light Recipes To Try

4 Quick & Easy Cooking Light Recipes To Try

Featuring dozens of quick-to-prepare, healthy recipes, the May 2014 issue of Cooking Light might just be my favorite ever! I’ve already tested four recipes from this issue, all with success. Today I’m here to share the results with you. You’ll find links to all of the original recipes embedded below as well, in case you’d … Continue reading

Cuban Pork Shoulder with Beans and Rice

Cuban Pork Shoulder with Beans and Rice

Hey lovelies! Today I wanted to tell you about another one of the cooking adventures I had over my holiday break this year. I really revved up the engines in my kitchen over the holidays and tried my hand at some involved recipes. It was fun! (Did you see my Beef Stuffed Cabbage Rolls & … Continue reading

Pierogies with Sautéed Cabbage and Bacon

Pierogies with Sautéed Cabbage and Bacon

This dish is one I didn’t photograph while cooking for two reasons: It is so easy! I didn’t plan to blog about it. Which means I only have one picture of the final dish. But after eating this delicious, change-of-pace dinner, there was no way I could deprive you guys of this recipe. It is … Continue reading

Photo of the Week-Bacon

Photo of the Week-Bacon

This week’s photo of the week is bacon? Why bacon? Well, why NOT bacon? Bacon because it’s going to be a good day. This morning I went for a run/walk and could see the Goodyear Blimp flying around town, in preparation for the big Michigan vs Notre Dame game tonight. (Actually that probably would have … Continue reading

Straight Chillin’ Upnorth

Straight Chillin’ Upnorth

We just returned from a uber-refreshing weekend upnorth (aka, Northern Michigan, for you non-Michiganders). Natch, lots of food was involved! This is always true of the best vacations! Secret Family Recipe Baked Beans [though I just might be able to acquire and share the recipe if you guys are reaaaaally interested!]. A whole, nearly 13-pound … Continue reading

Cobb Salad with Avocado Dressing

Cobb Salad with Avocado Dressing

Cobb Salads. Mmm. Now, I realize Cobb Salads are nothing new or novel.  I have little to offer in terms of changing it up. But, I think a good Cobb Salad needs few improvements or modern twists. Here I have just a couple tips for making your next Cobb salad a little better, and some … Continue reading

Lack of Pimientos

Lack of Pimientos

This is not an appealing photograph. Sorry bout that. Camera settings were not right, I was in a rush, blah blah. Excuses. Tuesday’s dinner plan was Pimiento Cheese BLTs but I forgot to buy pimientos at the grocery store this past weekend. Fail! Instead, I improvised and just made traditional BLTs on toasted sourdough bread, … Continue reading