Recipes

The Perfect Plum Cake

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 […]

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Roasted Beetroot Tartlet

Roasted Beetroot Tartlet

This little savory tartlet is an easy way to add a little gourmet to your table without being stuffy.  Yesterday we felt a bit of fall approaching in the air, and so I felt the urge to create something that had a little more of a rustic visual with a […]

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Raspberry-Lemon Ricotta Granita

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 […]

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Campfire-Style Pizza

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 […]

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Mini Crab-less "Crab" Cakes

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 […]

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Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

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 […]

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Elegant Blackberry & Cantaloupe Arugula Salad

Elegant Blackberry & Cantaloupe Arugula Salad

Make sure to add this simple summery salad to your must haves this month!  We’ve enjoyed this one on rotation as of late since it’s super light and refreshing for hot summer days.  It’s perfect for a light lunch, picnic or to accompany a casual dinner.  The contrast in colors […]

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Fresh Perch with Roasted Asparagus, Baby Potatoes & Greek Yogurt Tartar Sauce

Fresh Lake Perch with Roasted Asparagus, Potatoes & Greek Yogurt Tartar Sauce

On the weekends, we treasure our family adventures down to the local farmers market picking up locally sourced fresh goodies, talking to the growers and learning about our food. We especially look forward to what the owner of Mackinac Fish Market recently caught and brought down that morning. On this […]

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Deliciously Sweet Honey White Bread

  Life these days is so fast and loud, its nice to slow down sometimes. I have always been intrigued by the “old ways” of doing things, and I absolutely resonate with the recent uptick in homesteading trends. However living in a city makes it hard to live out your […]

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