Breakfast: A Meal for the Entire Family

According to the USDA, only 44 percent of Americans are eating breakfast every day, yet 93 percent of Americans say it is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is well known to promote a healthy weight by preventing overeating later in the day. Breakfast eaters are also less likely to develop chronic diseases…

3 drinks to make this NYE

  Raspberry Mint Bellini  Refreshing and light with a mint flavor twist. Truly tastes like the holidays in a glass. Another plus to this drink, it’s absolutely stunning to look at!  Ingredients: 4oz Prosecco ½ oz Chambord 2 drops mint extract Garnish: Mint sprig 3-4 fresh raspberries Preparation: Place fresh raspberries in the bottom of a…

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season and see you in 2017!

Dark Chocolate Holiday Bark (Only 4 ingredients!)

Impress your friends and family this holiday season with homemade holiday bark. Not only is it delicious but also offers health benefits. This sweet treat is filled with antioxidants from the dark chocolate, dried strawberries, and almonds! Make sure to grab at least 70% dark chocolate to gain these antioxidant benefits.  Ingredients: 24 ounces 70%…

Hosting a healthy holiday brunch

The holiday season tends to mean high-calorie treats and excessive snacking. Making healthy decisions during the holiday season does not have to be difficult. First step, start the day with a healthy, well-balanced meal. Since many will be hosting friends and family over the holiday, why not treat your guests to more than pastries. This…

Forever & Always –Pizza

Pizza is my favorite food. I don’t believe it needs much more explanation than that. I personally like making my own much better than buying them. I tend to like obscure things that I can’t find at most pizza places. Fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, fresh herbs, alternative sauces, nuts and seeds…literally I want to put…

Veni, Vidi, Vici. Al Ziti.

Ever have one of those weeks where you don’t want to cook anything and end up eating random things out of your fridge? Well then…I have just the thing for you. This baked ziti is enough to feed a small army or yourself for several meals. It is SO EASY to make and fairly hands…

Time to get vocal about shopping local.

I recently filmed a segment in collaboration with the sous chef I work with at one of our local farmers’ markets. We got to hang out with some Michigan farmers and discuss how important it is to shop local from an environmental, economical, and health perspective. The farmers market can honestly be overwhelming. Especially on…

Beer. Brownie. Beer Brownies.

I don’t make a lot of desserts. I think working in a bakery wore me out. I literally took home cookies, macaroons, focaccia, bread, and dessert bars EVERY SINGLE DAY. However, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to put some Founder’s beer in a dessert. I personally get overwhelmed by sugar very easily, therefore I…

You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey

Sorry for the lapse in posting. I recently finished up with my summer grad school classes and celebrated by traveling and trying to stay as “off the grid” as possible. For those that follow me on Instagram might have noticed some pictures from Nashville pop up. I spent about a week there and it was absolutely…

Those Summertime Blues

I had a segment this morning on one of Michigan’s most profitable crops…blueberries! I had the opportunity to work with Bryan, our absolutely fantastic Sous Chef at the hospital. His ideas are always brilliant and definitely bold. I can’t help but think we make a pretty spectacular team with our outlandish ideas. After spending so…

“Superfoods” Science based or a marketing term?

A few month ago, I had the opportunity to make my media debut on a local news station. It was an incredible experience and I have been fortunate to continue doing segments to this day. Although at the time of my first segment, I felt a combination of excitement and extreme fear. I think my biggest fear…