Category: Ramblings

03 Jun

Thoughts from my Kitchen

My Tiny Kitchen | Foodinary

There is something unique about sharing a part of yourself on the internet. Since 2011, I’ve shared with you bits and pieces (sometimes more, sometimes less) about the goings-on in my kitchen, but I’ve always just tried to share the most “picture perfect” moments.  I can’t even begin to tell you how many blog posts […]

15 Sep

The Best Apples for Baking, Eating, & Juicing

Apple Guide | Foodinary

Welcome to Autumn! This is by far one of my favorite times of the year and in order to celebrate one of season’s best ingredients, I’ve created something very special for all of you. Introducing the 2015 Foodinary Apple Guide:  The Best Apples for Baking, Eating, & Juicing. This PDF Guide shares my top picks for […]

12 Jul

“Believe to Become” Baking Workshop

Believe to Become

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

Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have exciting news for all of you Foodinary Fans out there!  My photo of these Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip 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 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” […]

25 Mar

How To Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

How to Hard Boil Eggs

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


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 […]

13 Feb

Honey Sponge Cake with Whipped Goat Cheese Topping


Valentine’s Day… The number of people who relish this holiday is almost equal to those who just despise it.  I am pretty much indifferent when it comes to February 14, but I know many people who just go nuts for this day.  The chocolates, the flowers, the teddy bears…It has all gotten a little bit […]

23 Jan

Grasshopper Hot Chocolate


After the bitter cold has turned your nose and cheeks a bright red and all feeling has left your fingers, nothing warms your body like a cup of steamy hot chocolate. We’ve all grown up with this famous drink, but where did it come from? Who was clever enough to make this dreamy drink? The […]

31 Dec

Some Favorite Recipes from 2012


Here we are at the end of another year on .  My year was chock full of its ups and downs, triumphs and heartbreaks – yet here I am, stronger and smarter than I was just 12 months ago.  Instead of a fancy cocktail picture or a winning appetizer for your holiday party, I thought […]


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