Book Review: Yerba Buena by Nina LaCour

Sara Foster grew up too fast. After her first love is found dead in the Russian River, sixteen-year-old Sara becomes a runaway, leaving her life of parental neglect to head to LA, doing things she would have once thought unthinkable to just to make it there. Once in Los Angeles, she takes an entry level…Continue reading »

Vegan Ceviche Stuffed Avocados

Once I decided I would select Albariño as my first wine for recipe pairings, I knew I had to create a ceviche. There was just one problem. I’m just too Midwestern. Coastal home cooks can just pop off to their local fish market and select the freshest seafood for their ceviche. Here in Metro Detroit,…Continue reading »

Cheesy Crab Tostadas

I was in college the first time I tried crab. There are two reasons for this. The first was I didn’t come from a seafood eating family. My sister and I both believed that Red Lobster commercials were the grossest thing on TV, and we had no desire to eat crustaceans. (We have since both…Continue reading »

Food and Wine Pairing: Albariño

In the northwest region of Spain, in Galicia, grows a white grape that is used to make the perfect summer wine. Albariño is a crisp white wine with flavors of citrus, honeydew, nectarine, honeysuckle and just a hint of salt. It is light in color and body, dry, and acidic. The white wine that Albariño…Continue reading »

Pride Month Reading List

It wasn’t long ago that fiction authored by LGBTQI+ authors was considered niche. It’s only over the last two decades that books celebrating gay and lesbian lives have become mainstream, and these are still the first books to be banned from schools. This recommended reading list includes literary, mainstream, historical, and YA fiction. Happy Pride…Continue reading »

Cherry Amaretto Sangria

What is your favorite summer cocktail? Are you a margarita fan, always ready for a taco and a top shelf margarita?  Or are you all about the frosé? I’m a sangria girl, but I rarely ever have it. It’s a large batch drink if you make it at home, and so many restaurants make shortcut…Continue reading »

Strawberry Mint Lemonade

It’s nearly summer cookout season, and everyone is thinking burgers, corn on the cob, and side salads. Drinks can sometimes be an afterthought, and it’s so easy just to grab a Coke or a beer. However, if you try this at your next BBQ or graduation party, this lemonade might be your new go-to summer…Continue reading »

2022 Father’s Day Gift List

Dads are so hard to buy for. Mine likes gardening, naps, fresh loaves of bread, and Christian apocalyptic films starring Kirk Cameron. That’s really about it. Vinyl? Not interested as he owns a perfectly good radio, thank you very much. A new weekend bag for trips? He’s a homebody. Craft beer? Doesn’t drink. Golf clubs?…Continue reading »


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