27 Jul

Cast Iron Skillet Salmon

Recipe 1 Comment by Beth
Cast Iron Skillet Salmon

My cast iron skillet is my number 1 kitchen tool.  If I ever was told I could only have one item to cook with for the rest of my life, it would easily be my cast iron skillet. I received my first skillet  from my brother and sister-in-law for Christmas a few years back, and […]

23 Jul

The Ultimate Brunch Cocktail

Recipe 2 Comments by Beth
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It isn’t too often that we get to enjoy cocktails for breakfast or brunch – besides a Bloody Mary or Mimosa on a special occasion, the brunch cocktail may be considered a bit “overkill”.  However, when a great recipe comes along, I can’t help but share it with all of you! This past spring, I […]

12 Jul

“Believe to Become” Baking Workshop

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Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to teach a baking workshop at the “Grand Rapids Dreams: Believe to Become Summer Camp” here in Grand Rapids.  Each of the campers is preparing for an upcoming talent show to showcase what it is they are passionate about.  Some of the girls expressed an interest in baking, so I […]

06 Jun

Crispy Salted Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crispy White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

I have exciting news for all of you Foodinary Fans out there!  My photo of these white chocolate oatmeal cookies won first prize at the Lakewinds Natural Foods Photo Contest!  The contest was all about finding “yummy” photos to add to their extensive online Recipe Center.  While shooting a couple of different options for this […]

16 May

Grapefruit Granitas

Recipe 1 Comment by Beth
Grapefruit Granita

My recipes don’t always turn out as planned.  A few weeks ago, I made an awesome Strawberry-Basil Sorbet for a freelance job and was on a total ice cream/sorbet kick.  Now I don’t have one of those fancy ice-cream makers, and this makes creating homemade ice cream a bit difficult.  So I was having a […]

16 Apr

The Best Breakfast Hash

Breakfast Hash

For the last week I have been creating every kind of smoothie recipe imaginable for a freelance job.  From the familiar to the unusual, my body was officially detoxed after tasting and testing so many smoothies. Cucumber-Kale, Blackberry-Flax, Mango-Cilantro, the list went on and on!  Getting this job writing smoothie recipes was the best “diet” […]

02 Apr

Banana Pecan Muffins

Recipe 4 Comments by Beth
Banana Pecan Muffin

I always buy bananas with the best of intentions – I have these grandiose plans of trying out multiple smoothie recipes and munching on peanut butter and banana sandwiches each morning.  Unfortunately, I often forget I have those bananas in my cupboard and before I know it they are developing those black spots all over […]

25 Mar

How To Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

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With Easter right around the corner, many of us are digging out the egg-coloring kits and easter baskets all while thinking “I sure hope my hard boiled eggs will peel well this year!” I can’t even count the number of times I’ve gone to peel my beautiful Easter eggs only to have a shell that […]

18 Mar

Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes

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When I was a little girl, my dad used to make my brothers and I the neatest pancakes on our birthdays.  He would carefully spoon the batter on the griddle to form the number we were turning that year.  It was pretty cute and he got quite good at it over the years!  Pancakes always […]

14 Mar

Simple Irish Cream Cupcakes

Recipe 2 Comments by Beth
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Just in time for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, I have the perfect little treat to delight your friends and family.  These little gems are my Irish Cream Cupcakes.  Spiked with some Bailey’s Irish Cream, these cupcakes are super simple to make and even more fun to eat : ) Adding a dash of Irish […]

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