Smoothie & Shake Round-UP

Smoothie & Milkshake Round Up

I’m been scouring the web for the smoothies and milkshakes that my kiddos would love.  Not just because I want to make them drinkable treats, but because my oldest two had their wisdom teeth removed today.  Yes, you heard me right.  I took two teens to the oral surgeon today and they both had four […]

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Chicken Souvlaki and a menu

chicken souvlaki

Chicken Souvlaki is the star of this easy make ahead meal.  What meals have you been sharing lately?  Do you tend to get together with friends and family more during the Spring and Summer?  I know I do!  Here’s a simple and delicious  Summer Menu for sharing! Menu: Appetizer – hummus, tzatziki, olives, cherry tomatoes, […]

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Michigan Fresh Blogger Tour

Michigan Fresh Blogger Tour

My my how time flies!  It seems like only a few week ago, but seriously the Grand Rapids Fresh Blogger Tour took place a few months ago already!  We had just returned from Spring Break, in Florida, and I was so tired from the long drive home but nothing was going to keep me from joining […]

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Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing is the quintessential west Michigan summer salad.  Everyone has their own version, slightly different, mostly the same, always delicious! Growing up it was always a treat to take a drive to Rockford, a quaint little town northeast of where I grew up, and eat at Arnies restaurant and bakery […]

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Monkey Bread and a list

Monkey Bread

Signs of Summer: 1.  Screen door slams every 2 minutes. 2  Fridge door is open more than it’s closed. 3.  There’s grass clippings all over the house. 4. There are 100′s of shoes by the back door….who do they belong to? 5. The laundry pile is growing exponentially.  (exponential: a math word  Another way I […]

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Cheesy Chicken Chili Buns

Cheesy Chicken Chili Buns

Recently at Blogher Food in Miami I had the pleasure of meeting the Kings Hawaiian folks.  I don’t aways get all goo goo gah ga over a brand, unless it’s a brand I always use, and my family loves.  So I guess you could say I may have been just a weensie bit excited about […]

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Buttermilk Ranch Chicken Wraps

Buttermilk Ranch Chicken Wraps

The Month of June seems to be all about celebrating!  End of school, Graduation, Fathers Day, Flag Day, birthdays and DAIRY! June is National Dairy Month I have partnered with UDIM to celebrate the fact that 98% of Michigan’s dairy farms are family owned and operated.  Dairy farming is a true Michigan tradition, and has […]

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homemade Chicken Fingers

homemade Fried Chicken Strips

There is nothing better than a Summer picnic table laid out with home fried chicken, potato salad, corn on the cob, baked beans, and thick juicy slices of watermelon.  This was my childhood. I’ve learned that not many people actually fry chicken, but everybody loves it!  I grew up eating homemade fried chicken.  My grandma […]

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Reese’s Puffs Ice Cream is a MOOvolous idea for National Dairy Month!

Reese's Puffs Ice Cream

Today is the kids last day of school for the 2013/14 school year.  Another year done.  Next year I’ll have three in the high school!  Hep meh! (I may need to start-up a cocktail blog to get me through it!) Summer always means more relaxed schedules.  This attitude often carries over into our meal plans […]

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BlogHer Food recap ~ Miami

Blogher Food Miami

Recently (three weeks ago…time flies!) I had the pleasure of  traveling to Miami, Florida for Blogher Food where I represented the American Dairy Association Mideast. For me trips like this are all about….. The PEOPLE:  Meeting up with old friends, and meeting new.  Finally getting to meet the people behind blogs that I have read […]

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