Cheese Board for Beer

Cheese Board for Beer - All of the salty, spicy, creamy, nutty and pickled items you need to assemble an appetizer spread perfect for a beer-tasting party. |

Anybody that knows my husband and I knows that we love beer. Our favorite restaurant (a short walk from our house) is really a beer bar that happens to have great food. Jeff brews his own beer, and is always seeking out new beers to buy and try. We have a fridge in the garage

Thai-Style Curry Shrimp & Noodle Bowls

Thai-Style Curry Shrimp & Noodle Bowls - A hugely flavorful homemade curried noodle bowl that comes together in about 30 minutes! |

There’s an old cliche in many parts of the country with fluctuating climates: “If you don’t like the weather in , just wait a few minutes.” Michiganders certainly use that phrase about our state quite often. Two weekends ago, I was outside, shooting hoops in the driveway in a t-shirt (the husband

Garlicky Greek Yogurt Pasta with Sautéed Lentils & Chickpeas - A vegetarian meal that is packed with nutrition and flavor! |

 At least once or twice a week, we enjoy vegetarian meals. We both like eating a wide variety of vegetables, grains and legumes, making these meals feel anything but a chore. The trick to eating a vegetarian dinner (and not feeling hungry a few hours later) is to make sure you include plenty of fiber,

Caprese Braised Chicken with Cacio e Pepe Zucchini Noodles - A healthful, Italian-inspired meal in a bowl that is packed with veggies! |

From time to time, you might notice the word “braised” when looking at the meat dishes on restaurant menus. It sounds kind of fancy, but if it were translated into plain English, it would just say “meat seared on the stovetop, then transferred to the oven with some liquid to finish cooking.” It’s a super

Lemon Chicken & Rice Soup with Olive Tapenade Croutons - Pure Greek comfort food in a bowl. It’s rich but light flavor will warm you up and brighten your mood any day of the week. |

Lemon Chicken & Rice Soup (often called by it’s Greek name of “Avgolemono”), is a huge tradition here in metro Detroit. No trip to a coney island (what you might just call a diner elsewhere in the country, but a bit different) is complete without this thick but light flavored, comforting soup. The funny thing

Ricotta Crostini with Gingered Blackberries

Ricotta Crostini with Gingered Blackberries - A sweet and savory appetizer or light dessert. |

More and more in recent years, it seems like people are getting on board with a touch of salt being added to desserts and other sweet things. Flaky sea salt is popping up in caramel ice cream and on top of chocolate chip cookies. But I think that black pepper deserves it’s day in the

Hazelnut Espresso White Russians

Hazelnut Expresso White Russians - A decadent, nutty cocktail with a kick of coffee. |

I’m still at a loss for words when describing what a hazelnut tastes like. I honestly hadn’t tried a hazelnut (or anything hazelnut-flavored) until a few years ago, so it’s still a pretty new flavor profile to me. When I Google “what does a hazelnut taste like?,” all I can find is that hazelnuts have