Orange Cream Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Orange Cream Cake with Chocolate Ganache - Spook your family and friends with this decadent five-layer drip cake. |

We take Halloween pretty seriously around here. One look at the photo below, and you’ll see what I mean. My husband has been collecting Halloween yard decor for almost a decade now, and our move across town last year means that we now live on a corner lot – double the decorating possibilities! Our city actually gave us a little award for our display last year, which was really sweet. Jeff loves collecting the stuff and putting it up each year. Small children and their parents are always stopping to marvel at the display. It’s so much fun.

Slow Cooker Carrot & Apple Soup with Za'atar Croutons - Let your crockpot do all the work for this vibrant, healthful, flavorful autumn soup! |

Home cooks across Michigan love the great apples available in our state, perfect for cooking or eating on their own. Today, I’m guest posting for the Michigan Apples blog, sharing a recipe featuring Gala apples. Slow cookers are known for one delicious service they provide: being able to fill the pot with ingredients, go to

Everything Bagel Chicken Wings

Everything Bagel Chicken Wings - Take the everything bagel craze one step further by sprinkling the seasoning mix on chicken wings! Perfect for tailgating! |

When you’re a full-time food photographer, the struggle could not be more real when it comes to grocery shopping. I’m often at the store three to four times a week, if not more. Whether it’s a big trip for all of the work groceries needed for the week, a run for everyday stuff like shampoo

Slow Cooker Tandoori Turkey Soup

Slow Cooker Tandoori Turkey Soup - Let your crock pot do all the work for this simple soup with big Indian flavors! |

I miiiiiight have eaten soup for like 95% of my meals last week. I eat soup for lunch all year ’round, but as soon as there’s any slight autumn chill in the air, soup becomes my dinner, too. I sometimes even have tiny little cups of soup for a mid-afternoon snack. The options truly are

Salami & Goat Cheese Pinwheels with Honey

Salami & Goat Cheese Pinwheels with Honey - These easy appetizer bites are the perfect combination of savory, sweet, cheesy and crunchy! |

Let me just tell you about the greatest sandwich in all the world. It’s at this little deli in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Just kidding – it’s not little. It’s world famous, and if you’re familiar with Ann Arbor, you know which deli I’m talking about. Anyway, they have this sandwich. It’s a relatively new addition

Spicy Crab Wonton Tacos

Spicy Crab Wonton Tacos - The flavors of a California sushi roll, in a crunchy wonton taco. Impress your guests with these easy entertaining recipe. |

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Autumn Cheese Board with Ginger Pickled Figs

Autumn Cheese Board with Ginger Pickled Figs - An easy entertaining spread that celebrates fall's bounty! |

Hi hi hi! I made us another epic cheese board. I’ve been absolutely obsessed with early fall produce lately. It’s not quite time for fall squash and pumpkin yet, but it IS time for figs and concord grapes! If you’ve never tried a fresh fig before, I would recommend you hightail it to your local