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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Roasted Red Potato & Steak Breakfast Burrito #BetterWithReds GIVEAWAY

Better with Reds Summer Meals

Summer is here!!  Finally.  Summer for our family means time spent with friends around our pool, or at the beach enjoying all that the beautiful state of Michigan has to offer!  This also adds up to many hours around the grill.  One meal we never eat in the winter but often partake of in the […]

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Crumble Topping ~ make ahead freezer recipe

Crumble Topping ~ make ahead freezer recipe

Well hello there. It’s been awhile.  May sort of came and went like a flash!  I’ve been traveling, I can’t wait to tell you about that, but right now I want share this recipe with you!  Cause summer is here, which means berry season is near!  (pssht I’m a poet and I didn’t knowit!) One […]

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Tzatziki

Tzatziki Dip

This yogurt-based sauce is refreshing and full of flavor! It’s perfect for using as a dip with pita bread and vegetables, or as a sauce with grilled meats.  Tzatziki is fresh and light and it pairs well with grilled meats, it’s perfect as a spread for wraps, and equally as amazing as a dip with vegetables […]

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