Michigan Made: Among Friends Baking Mixes

Among Friends Baking Mixes

I love finding quality Michigan made products. I don’t highlight many of them here, because, let’s be honest, I just don’t have the time. However, I’m going to work harder at bringing you the best of Michigan once or twice a month (fingers crossed I can make it happen). I’m launching this new series with […]

Spring Pasta Salad Recipe

Spring Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is always one of my favorite dishes to serve at Sunday brunch, take to pot lucks, or make family meals. I love how easy and versatile it is to make. I often just check the pantry and fridge to see what goodness is inside and toss together a pasta salad based on what I […]

Exploring Garagiste Wines

garagiste wine

If you follow trends in the world of wine, you may be familiar with the emerging garagiste movement. Garagiste, or “garage wine,” is an innovate form of small-batch wine production in which winemakers create limited edition wines, usually making use of small or limited production space. This results in truly exclusive wines that are meant […]

Sponsored: Knorr A Flavor of Home


This post has been sponsored by Knorr, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I often chat with my kids about the memory of taste and how food can bring back so many memories depending on the social situation surrounding the food. I tell them how tasting can be directly tied to emotions. To this […]

Crab Sliders Recipe

Crab Sliders

Crab sliders are a great reminder of all the time I’ve been spending in Louisiana. This is one state that knows how to work hard and party hard. Every time I make one of these crab sliders I’m going to be thinking of all the great people I’ve met and all the delicious food I’ve […]

Salted Margarita Cupcakes Recipe

Salted Margarita Cupcake

Tequila usually isn’t a friend of mine, but it works perfectly in these salty sweet cupcakes. These are perfect for your next girlfriend get together, book club or Mom’s night out. Whip up a batch or two of these delicious salted margarita cupcakes and impress your friends with your boozy baking skills. I’m sure you’ll […]

How To Make Maple Bacon Cupcakes

maple bacon cupcakes

As far as I’m concerned anything with bacon is better, which makes these Maple Bacon Cupcakes absolutely delicious. Plus, they are pretty easy to make. I’m all about keeping things simple in the kitchen so recipes on Just Short of Crazy will almost always be something the entire family will love, easy to make and, […]

Burrito Bowl Recipe

Burrito Bowl

I was in SoCal last week frolicking through Palm Springs, Catalina Island, Ojai and LA. I was searching out the best girlfriend getaways in the area and finding some great food. If you are ever in Palm Springs stop at the Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club to get your fix of Mexican food. If Palm […]

Food Hacks To Keep Produce Fresh Longer

I spotted this food hacks infographic about keeping produce fresh longer and knew I had to share it with you. I buy produce in limited quanitities which means I am going to the store every other day to buy produce. It’s a bit of a hassle, but if I buy too much in advance it […]

6 Delicious Soup Recipes

6 soup recipes

Soup is one of my favorite things about cold weather. There is something fantastic about a warm bowl of soup waiting to warm you up after a long day of dashing in and out of the cold. The weather in northern Michigan has been crazy cold. Multiple days of below freezing temps and more days […]