Sour Cherry Crumb Cake #SundaySupper

I don’t know how to swim. Mom enrolled me in lessons when I was little, but it didn’t go well. I didn’t like being wet or going underwater, and I’m pretty sure I almost drowned when my instructor thought I could float ....more

Grilled Peach Salsa

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Sunshine Cocktail

When I go out to dinner, I always order a drink. Often I am amazed at how delicious and complex restaurant drinks are. They seamlessly combine so many ingredients to create a symphony of flavors that go together perfectly ....more

Summer Smoothie Bowl

I am a master smoothie maker. Since I eat several a week, I have lots of experience. To me, there’s no better breakfast than a cold, flavorful smoothie ....more

Yeasted Sour Cherry Coffee Cake #SundaySupper

When I was little, my Granny came to visit often. During the summers she would come to watch me when Mom couldn’t find a baby-sitter or one quit without notice, while Mom went to work. I loved when Granny came, and she was always better than a baby-sitter (although I did like some of them as well.) Sometimes I would sleep in, but one I reached about ten, I liked to get up when Mom left for work, around 6:30 ....more

Homemade Trail Mix

All summer long, I have been on the move. I’m taking walks, running errands, and packing all the fun things I can into the short time the weather is actually nice and I want to be outside. Because I’m away from home more than usual, I have to be prepared for the moment when hunger strikes ....more

Triple Cherry Crisp #SundaySupper

One of my first grocery shopping memories is going to a local produce market with Mom and buying cherries. They had big bins of them and mom would select only the best cherries to be placed in her produce bag. Thankfully no one sells cherries like that anymore (can you say germs?), but Mom and I still make plenty of trips to the produce markets (including that same one) and farmers’ markets picking up lots of cherries ....more

Fashion Friday: White Blazer

I know it’s summer, but we’ve had a lot of rainy and even chilly weather. It’s such a bummer. Now summer’s not even that great in Michigan ....more

Five Tips to Stay Hydrated All Summer Long

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How Stouffer’s Fit Kitchen Made Dad a Chef

I make my dad’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner pretty much every day. He might not always appreciate this as much as he should because I’m pretty sure he would starve without my help. He never has to think about a meal, it magically appears in front of him ....more