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Grill It!

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 00:00
The undeniable goodness a little charring on the grill brings to even the most humble of hotdogs is one of the things that makes Fourth of July cookouts so tasty. This year, bring that goodness to all of the food groups, not just the meats! Read more...

The Impromptu Party: How to be Prepared

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 00:00
Ahhh ... Spring. It's finally here. The time of year we Michiganders appreciate more than most. We crack our windows and crank up the tunes at 55 degrees, smile more, and break out our flip-flops too soon. Read more...

Planning an Event to Remember

Thursday, 16 April 2015 05:48
Graduation parties, family reunions, weddings, birthdays ... The joyous occasions in life that bring us together are a blessing, but may also push our inner Martha Stewart to the edge. When deciding whether to host at home or use an event space, there are many factors to consider. Read more...

Skip the Green Beer: Try THIS Instead.

Thursday, 12 March 2015 09:29
If you're at that stage in life where you might be looking for something a little classier than cheap green beer to celebrate St. Paddy's Day, here are a few suggestions that will keep you and your cailíns in the Celtic spirit. Read more...

Entertain: Merry and Bright

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 06:57
When you're snowbound—and there's a good chance of that—you want to make sure your home is cheery and filled with festive touches to keep spirits bright. (Or at least semi-tolerable.) Let these innovative ideas be the pick-me-up you need for holiday entertaining and every day. Read more...
Whether you are lounging in front of the Christmas tree for a low-key Christmas Eve or celebrating with friends and family, try these simple, but delicious Champagne cocktail recipes to add a little cheer to your night. Read more...
Maintaining healthy eating habits during the holidays can feel next to impossible. "You have to try this!" coupled with "Oh, a bite won't hurt" can easily lead to overeating—especially if you've been nibbling all day as you cooked. Read more...

You Shouldn’t Have!

Friday, 14 November 2014 03:50
Perfecting the Art of the Hostess Gift It's that time of year—when you are likely either traveling to others' homes to celebrate the season or doing the entertaining yourself. In either case it's a busy time, so stocking up on items to use for hostess gifts means one less thing you have to worry about later. Read more...

Move Over, Pumpkin Spice!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 09:07
Cranberries' bright pop of color and tart flavor make them a beautiful focal point and complimentary companion to many seasonal favorites. In the fall, you can find then fresh at the grocery store. (They freeze well, too, right in the bag in which you bought them.) Here are several easy ways to incorporate these nutrient-packed little gems into your carte du jour: Read more...

Hot Toddy, Anyone?

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 04:58
Each of us has our favorite harbingers of fall, whether it's fallen leaves on the sidewalk, the return of the pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks, or weather that allows you to pull out your dark jeans, brown leather boots, and woolly sweaters. Fall also brings a change in what sounds good after a long day, so here are some suggestions for some easy hot toddies to keep you toasty this fall. Read more...