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The Perfect Plum Cake
Treats

The Perfect Plum Cake

This German plum cake recipe, properly known as Pflaumenkuchen, is a real tradition in our family.  I can remember my Oma making this often for family gathering as young kid and every time it was equally delicious!  This version of her recipe is super easy to make and brings back […]

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 […]