Posted in May 2014

Fractured Prune Doughnuts

Fractured Prune Doughnuts

This past weekend I was invited to visit a doughnut shop that just opened in Canton, Michigan called Fractured Prune. By now you probably have figured out that trying new eateries is one of my favorite things ever, so obviously this was a must! Fractured Prune Doughnuts originated in Ocean City, Maryland and serves “always … Continue reading

Memorial Day Weekend 2014 // Themes

Memorial Day Weekend 2014 // Themes

This weekend was so good for my soul. My Memorial Day Weekend can be summed up in four themes. 1. Drinks Cocktails at Happy Hour. Beer on the porch. Craft beer. Iced Coffee. Iced Tea. More Coffee. 2. Food Burgers on the grill. Wedge salad and steak at Blue Tractor. Homemade pasta salad. KFC, in … Continue reading

Dinner Meal Plan for May 25-31 // Recap of Last Week

Dinner Meal Plan for May 25-31 // Recap of Last Week

Recap of Last Week Dinner Meal Plan for May 18-24: Sunday: Well after a belated Mother’s Day brunch buffet at Weber’s with the fam… …I fixed a lighter dinner, consisting of Braised Sockeye Salmon & Veggies. Which left room for dessert: Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch, with homegrown rhubarb! — Monday: Easy Swedish Meatballs, Green Beans … Continue reading

Bocandy Review

Bocandy Review

Recently I was contacted by the folks over at Bocandy, with an offer to review their service on my blog in exchange for a complimentary bag of candy. Heck yeah, sign me up! I love trying new things, of course. Bocandy is a subscription service for candy from around the world– kind of like Birchbox … Continue reading

Easy Swedish Meatballs

Easy Swedish Meatballs

I think many people are intimidated by the thought of making homemade meatballs. But you know what? I’ve found they’re really pretty manageable. This recipe for Easy Swedish Meatballs is a perfect candidate for the novice meatball maker. I raved about this recipe for a solid two days after making it, I tell ya. I … Continue reading

Knight’s Downtown Steakhouse

Knight’s Downtown Steakhouse

Knight’s Steakhouse has a new location downtown, located on the corner of E. Liberty Street and Maynard, in the former Borders space. Fun! I visited opening week for Friday night dinner. The was packed! It looks really nice inside – more contemporary than their Dexter Avenue location in Ann Arbor, naturally. I appreciated that the … 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

Pasta with Shrimp and Tomato-Caper Sauce

Pasta with Shrimp and Tomato-Caper Sauce

Yesterday, Iowa Girl Eats proposed that fresh basil has the smell most reminiscent of of summer, and I have to agree it’s right up there! I would also nominate the smell of barbecue chicken on the grill, fresh-cut grass, and sunscreen. Basil also happens to be the only fresh herb I’ve successful grown at home … Continue reading