Posted in September 2013

Family Gathering

Family Gathering

It was highly requested that I blog about the family gathering I attended this weekend and what can I say – I can’t disappoint my readers! This past week my mom’s side of the family all gathered at my Aunt Barb’s house to spend some time together, and especially with my Aunt Anne who is … Continue reading

Dinner Meal Plan for September 29-October 5

Dinner Meal Plan for September 29-October 5

Last Week: Dinner Meal Plan for September 22-28: Sunday: Renaissance Festival food Monday: Lil Cheddar Meat Loaves and Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Cauliflower with Bacon Tuesday: Pasta Fagioli Soup Wednesday: Cheese Ravioli with Pumpkin Alfredo, Asparagus Thursday: Dibella’s Friday: Elevation Burger <- post coming soon Saturday: Family gathering; burgers on the grill! — Upcoming Week: … Continue reading

Photo of the Week–RenFest Food

Photo of the Week–RenFest Food

Last weekend I had my first Michigan Renaissance Festival experience. Typically, I’ll try almost anything once twice, so when I asked asked to accompany a friend to the festival last weekend, I didn’t turn down the invite. Our intention in attending the event was primarily to people-watch, with our second mission being to eat indulgent … Continue reading

Europe 2013: Day 5, Part I-Vyšehrad

Europe 2013: Day 5, Part I-Vyšehrad

On our fifth day of our trip to the Czech Republic, we found ourselves with a free morning. Needing to be back in central Prague by early afternoon for the departure of our half-day excursion out of town, we thought a morning in Vyšehrad perfectly fit the bill. Prague has a fairly easy-to-use, well-connected metro … Continue reading

Tmaz Taqueria

Tmaz Taqueria

I’m so excited to share my most recent, fantastic Ann Arbor restaurant find with you today! I’m not sure I could even tell you where I first heard about Tmaz Taqueria. But after encountering multiple rave reviews in the news, restaurant review websites, and via social media, I finally decided that it was time that … Continue reading

Dinner Meal Plan for September 22-28

Dinner Meal Plan for September 22-28

Last Week: Dinner Meal Plan for September 15-21: Sunday: Grilled Ribeye, Grilled Corn, Salad Monday: Polenta Rounds with Sausage Ragu, Tomato Cucumber Greek Salad [not pictured] Tuesday: Chicken with Rosemary, Bell Peppers, and Olives with Orzo Wednesday: Linguine with Easy Meat Sauce, Salad Thursday: Cheese Ravioli with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce, Creamed Spinach I didn’t feel … Continue reading

My Fourth StitchFix Experience

My Fourth StitchFix Experience

In case you missed the explanation of StitchFix, or my previous shipments, catch up here: StitchFix #1 StitchFix #2 StitchFix #3 As fun as it is to receive a StitchFix package in the mail filled with clothing items specially picked for me, the service definitely has the potential to make a dent in my budget! … Continue reading

Chocolate Chai Snickerdoodles

Chocolate Chai Snickerdoodles

You guys know I LOVE baking cookies! Today I have a unique twist on classic Snickerdoodles to share with you (courtesy of Taste of Home’s recipe). These warm, aromatic spices – which are all typically found in Chai tea – add a little extra zest to the cookies. Traditionally, Snickerdoodles are rolled in cinnamon sugar … Continue reading

Dinner Meal Plan for September 15-21

Dinner Meal Plan for September 15-21

Last Week: Dinner Meal Plan for September 8-14: Sunday: Grilled Biercamp Brats, Tomato Bruschetta, Herbed Rice Pilaf Monday: Leftover Spicy Touchdown Chili, Cornbread Tuesday: Garlic Roasted Salmon and Brussels Sprouts, Wheat Berry Salad Wednesday: 20-Minute Chicken Enchiladas Thursday: Couscous Meatball Soup Friday: Tacos from Tmaz Taqueria & Beer! …my first visit to Bill’s Beer Garden! … Continue reading