Bloody Mary Shakshuka

Bloody Mary Shakshuka - Horseradish-infused tomatoes topped with soft eggs. Serve with crusty bread for a quick, easy and very affordable meal! |

There’s not a day that goes by where I don’t realize how incredibly fortunate I am. Here I am, buying extra food to use as props in my food photos, while also being very conscious of the fact that 1 in 7 households across the United States don’t know where their next meal is coming

Fig & Spiced Goat Cheese Tart

Fig & Spiced Goat Cheese Tart - A "dessert" for all the cheese lovers out there. Ripe figs are piled into a flaky crust on top of sweet and savory spiced goat cheese, then topped with honey and pistachios. |

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tazo® Tea. All opinions are 100% mine. If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you know that I would ALWAYS choose a cheese course over a dessert. With the except of maaaaaaaaybe key lime pie flew in from the freaking Florida Keys, if a cheese

Slow Cooker Thai Turkey Noodle Bowls

Slow Cooker Thai Turkey Noodle Bowls - A simple slow cooker meal with a flurry of fresh ingredients. |

So, I have something to confess when it comes to slow cooker recipes. Even though most people seem to prefer (they even beg me for!) slow cooker recipes where you just dump all the ingredients into the pot, set the timer for eight hours, and then dig in – those are not my favorite. Yes,

Rice Pudding Tiramisu

Rice Pudding Tiramisu - Layers of coffee-soaked ladyfingers, coffee rice pudding, and mascarpone whipped cream! |

I’m kind of a weirdo when it comes to desserts. Warm desserts just aren’t usually my thing. Freshly baked cookies? I’ll wait for them to cool down. Warm pie? Maybe, but only if there’s a big scoop of ice cream to balance the temperature out. I’ve even been known to refrigerate brownies just so I

Blackberry Tequila Mojito

Blackberry Tequila Mojito - A fun twist on a refreshing classic! |

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of IZZE. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m really excited to be bringing you today’s recipe, because IZZE Sparkling Juice has always had a special place in my heart. All of the flavors are delicious (especially my forever love, the Clementine flavor), and of course, the bottles

Grilled Avocado Crostini Board

Grilled Avocado Crostini Board - A fun party idea! Pile a bunch of fresh toppings onto a big platter, and let your guests assemble their own grilled avocado crostini! |

Here in Michigan, we take eating and entertaining outdoors pretty seriously in the summer months. It’s because we can’t take it for granted. It’s not like we have mild temperatures all year – a backyard barbecue in February would just lead to frost bite all around. So in the summer, nearly all of our meals

Honey Frozen Yogurt Pie

Honey Frozen Yogurt Pie - A simple honey-sweetened dessert that the whole family will love! |

Call me crazy, but I actually really like the transitional season between summer and fall. It’s still warm enough to be outside (plus maybe wear a cute jacket in the evening), and there’s still good produce at the market. But with the change of seasons also comes a busier schedule, with my husband returning to classes