Simple, yet special, original recipes.

Meatball Subs with Garlic-White Wine Sauce - Perfect for tailgating and game-watching parties! Can be kept warm in a slow cooker until ready to serve. |

For me, fall is all about three things: sweaters, apple cider and football tailgating. Sweaters, because I own enough cardigans to put Mr. Rogers to shame, apple cider because it’s delicious and Michigan apples make the best cider in the world, and football tailgating because we take it seriously. For this week’s #SundaySupper, sponsored by Gallo Family Vineyards, we’re throwing a virtual tailgate, and we’re taking that pretty seriously, too.

Dinner to Feed 10,000 with Mitten Crate


As you know, I’m a big fan of Mitten Crate and love creating recipes with the products I get in my subscription box each month. I’m such a fan of what they’re doing to encourage buying locally, and introducing new Michigan-made products to their subscribers. If you live in the Detroit area and you’re free this Friday,

Feta & Roasted Jalapeño Hummus

Feta & Roasted Jalapeño Hummus - A slightly spicy, tangy and cheesy hummus perfect for gameday! |

For the most part, I’ve phased reality TV off of my entertainment radar. In it’s heyday, I was into Survivor, Amazing Race, Real World, Project Runway, Road Rules, Jon and Kate Plus Eight, America’s Next Top Model, you name it. Nowadays, it’s basically just Top Chef. And I barely consider that reality TV, because really, I’m just there for the food,

Three Bean Salad with Yogurt-Buttermilk Dressing

Three Bean Salad with Yogurt-Buttermilk Dressing - A protein packed salad that can be kept in the fridge for lunches throughout the week! |

September in Michigan always gives me crazy mixed emotions. 80% of my soul wants to put on a cozy sweater, cook a million pumpkin-filled things and guzzle apple cider like there’s no tomorrow. The other 20% is like “wait, it’s 80 degrees today, the humidity is out of control, and I almost sweat to death trying

Quick Pumpkin Beer Bread

Quick Pumpkin Beer Bread - A simple homemade beer bread made with PUMPKIN beer! |

Culinary school didn’t teach me how to bake. OK, that’s not really true. My Baking class taught me how to bake . . .  in a restaurant. Of course, the purpose of culinary school isn’t to teach you to be a home cook, or a food blogger. It’s to teach you how to cook in

Lebanese Beef Kafta Dogs #WeekdaySupper

Lebanese Beef Kafta Dogs - A 20-minute weeknight meal! A hot dog-style version of beef kafta, topped with Greek yogurt sauce, cucumber and tomato. |

Have you ever met or seen someone that you feel might be your long lost sibling? Or just the opposite-sex version of you? For me, that person is Jeff Mauro, i.e. “The Sandwich King” on the Food Network. As soon as we saw him on “The Next Food Network Star,” my husband and I immediately

Strip Steaks with Cherry-Chipotle Sauce #CertifiedAngusBeef

Strip Steaks with Cherry-Chipotle Sauce - A steakhouse-quality meal at home: grilled strip steaks with a sweet and spicy sauce for dipping. |

I went camping for just the third time recently. Since of my first two experiences, one was just OK and the other was downright miserable, I was preparing myself for the worst: rain, cold, and terrible food covered in dirt and ash. I did what I could to pack warm and dry clothes, and I