Top 5 Grand Rapids Restaurants to include in your holiday gift card lineup

We are deep into holiday shopping season and the pressure to get the perfect gift is slowly weighing on all of our minds. I’m here to help you out with one thing and one thing only…food. Getting a gift card to a local restaurant is one of my favorite gifts. I especially love getting them …

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Fruitcake Cookies with Maple Eggnog Glaze

Happy December First! It's holiday cookie time! This year fruitcake is getting a makeover and becoming trendy and more appealing than it's classic loaf form. With a kick of Brandy-soaked dried fruit, this is anything but your grandma's fruitcake recipe. These cookies are filled with sugar, spice, and everything nice. Bring them to your holiday parties and …

Berry Tart For Two

This tart is too good not to share with someone. It's also good for you. Isn't that the ultimate gift after all? Sharing healthy delicious things with people you care about? Maybe that's just the dietitian in me that wants all gifts to improve your health and well-being in some way. Dietitian or not though, …

How to host a Cinco de Mayo party that pleases everyone’s dietary needs.

With so many allergies and food preferences, it can be a daunting task to host any gathering with food. This Cinco de Mayo, try setting up the ultimate buffet station that will please your vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and meat eating guests. Here are some easy tips for hosting an excellent gathering: Always do it buffet …

5 breakfast ideas with 5 ingredients or less in 5 minutes 

Mornings are great for some, nightmares for others. I don't think anyone wants to physically cook while half asleep in their jam jams. I've mastered the art of drinking coffee while watching YouTube videos. But, I have also mastered the quick and healthy breakfast game. Now my mornings are perfect.  Here are 5 ideas to …