Month: August 2017

Diner en Blanc Creativity
Gatherings, Taste of

The Secret & Chic Diner en Blanc

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf A few years back, we received our first invite for Diner en Blanc here in Detroit, Michigan.   This beautiful dinner party remains one of my top favorite memories I have stored and tucked […]

Raspberry-Lemon Ricotta Granita
Treats

Raspberry-Lemon Ricotta Granita

I have yet to visit the Amalfi coast, but I suppose this is one of those moments where I close my eyes, set the scene, and imagine myself sitting in a lovely cafe, breathing in the salty air and enjoying this dangerously, delicious sweet treat.  Sounds like a slice of […]

Campfire-Style Pizza
Main Course, Vegetarian

Campfire-Style Pizza

Summer time in Michigan means camping, boating, swimming and enjoying the best that Michigan weather throws at us. In our household we take full advantage of those 4 sunny months and are outside all summer. My kids are not lacking for vitamin D, I can tell you that! In the […]

Mini Crab-less "Crab" Cakes
Appetizers, Vegetarian

Mini Crab-less “Crab” Cakes

Looking for a star appetizer or fun side dish for your summer menu?  Consider this twist on the classic crab cake with these beautiful, mini crispy croquettes.  Your shellfish allergic & vegetarian friends will love you for it!  We ditched the crab and substituted with lion’s mane mushrooms for this […]

Homemade Strawberry Lemonade
Drinks

Summer Fresh Strawberry Lemonade

This homemade strawberry lemonade is so refreshing, bright and simply beautiful!  It is just what you need on a sunny summer afternoon. Our kids love turning this lemonade into popsicles so we make this often in batches all summer long!  Meanwhile, you can easily switch this lovely drink into a […]