grilled half duck

Grilled Half Duck with Bacon, Sweet Corn and Blueberry Saute

Grilled Half Duck ~ a quick weeknight meal (for real)! Good duck is hard to beat but make it without knowing a few preparation tips and you take a healthy cut of meat and turn it into shoe leather. Read Maple Leaf Duck Blogger Duck U Part 1  I have cooked my fair share of…

Little Red Door Cancer Agency

Little Red Door Cancer Agency- Eat Well, Live Well Recipes from the Indiana State Fair

I would like to thank everyone at the Little Red Door Cancer Agency for inviting me to be the guest “chef” for a few days during the Indiana State Fair this year. It was a great experience and as usual the lineup of recipes was fantastic. I snapped a few pictures when I was done…

Food Indiana

Indiana State Fair

UPDATE: Indiana State Fair to Debut Beer and Wine Exhibition and Education!

 Information provided by the Indiana State Fair Commission- See below for an attendance update!  Dozens of beer and wine producers from all over Indiana will take part in the Indiana State Fair’s new Indiana Beer and Wine Exhibition located in the Grand Hall on Main Street. The new exhibition, open only to adults 21 and older,…

Indiana Pork Producers

Eat Well at the Indiana State Fair AND Help a Hoosier Family in Need With Indiana Pork Producers!

 Indiana Pork Producers Indiana Pork will be sponsoring and running three pork tents during the Indiana State Fair this year. Featuring the famous pork burgers, pork chops, pork burgers, pulled pork BBQ, garbage burger, and the boneless pork chop. You can make it a meal by adding applesauce, chips and a drink to your order. I…

Family Travel

Traverse City

Traverse City, Michigan- Sips, Sights and Snacks

Traverse City , Michigan- Our Summer Trip Ever since we got back from Traverse City, Michigan a few weeks ago I have been going on and on about we cannot wait to go back. From the beautiful drive from our doorstep to theirs, this was a trip where not one of us had one complaint….

Bonobo Winery

Sneak Peek of Bonobo Winery, Old Mission Peninsula- Traverse City, Michigan

Preview of Bonobo Winery Earlier this summer you may have noticed that we were in Michigan for a while. We started in Traverse City, then traveled southwest to Silver Lake, Holland then home. It was one of the best trips we have ever taken and we were only 7-ish hours from home. I cannot overstate…

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oliver winery bluegrass bash

Third Annual Oliver Winery Bluegrass Bash

 The Third Annual Oliver Winery Bluegrass Bash is Saturday, August 23 from 2-9 pm on the grounds of the picturesque Creekbend Vineyards in northwestern Monroe County. My husband and I have been fortunate enough to visit there several times over the years and every trip I am reminded that this is one of the most beautiful places…

Back to School Lunch

Back to School Lunch Organization- Giveaway!

Hey busy parents! It’s back to school lunch time and as much as I will miss my kids (because I will) what I will miss more are the carefree days of summer when I didn’t have to schedule grocery shopping trips and plan out lunch menus for my kids. We ate whatever- whenever. I think…