Mixed Berry Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette Recipe


We are starting to wrap up summer here in Northern Michigan but there is still plenty of time to enjoy the summers bounty. Shopping at the farmers market is a great place to find most of the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe. Our markets have an abundance of berries and greens that are grown locally making it very easy…

Tri-Color Roasted Rosemary Potatoes Recipe

Tri-Color Roasted Rosemary Potatoes Recipe


Wondering what to serve at your next cookout to go with the steak or burgers? This Tri-Color Roasted Rosemary Potatoes Recipe is the perfect side dish. This recipe is quick to make, looks great on the plate and packs a ton of flavor into every bite thanks to the winning combination of fresh rosemary paired with garlic and sautéed onions.…

Salt Fork State Park

Three Days Of Outdoor Fun At Salt Fork State Park in Ohio


Ohio’s largest state park, Salt Fork State Park, is one of the best natural playgrounds for outdoor adventurers and for bigfoot hunting. Yes, I just went there and now you all know a little secret about me. I have a life goal of spotting Bigfoot 🙂 You can stay at the Salt Fork State Park Lodge and easily fill a long weekend with…

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Ghost Hunting in Roswell, Georgia


One of my favorite things to do while visiting new destinations is to take a ghost tour or go ghost hunting. If ghost hunting isn’t available I’m all about finding other paranormal and/or weird stuff. UFO’s, Bigfoot, strange stories and more all grab my attention when I’m searching for things to do in a new to me location. Because quirk…

Daikon Noodle Soup Recipe

Daikon Noodle Soup: A Whole 30 Recipe


Daikon root is a mild-flavored winter radish popular in Japanese cuisine. It is also found in many other popular lifestyle diet recipes. Although it used to be difficult to find in some places, it is now carried by many regular grocery stores due to its growing popularity. 
In this Daikon Noodle Soup recipe, Daikon root takes center stage because it…

Great Girlfriend Getaway To Winston Salem

Great Girlfriend Getaway To Winston Salem, NC


I love girlfriend getaways and the city of Winston Salem provides a perfect destination for a weekend away from regular life to recharge. Not only do we have a great destination and attractions, the culture of this city is just what you need to feel relaxed and rejuvinated. The City of Winston Salem: Great Girlfriend Getaway Visit Old Salem Historic…

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Cauliflower & Goat Cheese Soup Recipe


One of the great things about cauliflower is how well it takes on the flavors of other ingredients. In this case, the more pungent goat cheese adds an interesting and delicious dimension to the finished result. If you want more robust flavors, roast the cauliflower and onion before blending. The flavor will be more complex but be aware the soup…

Lemon Pepper Baked Chicken Wings Recipe

Lemon Pepper Baked Chicken Wings Recipe


These lemon pepper baked chicken wings are perfect for game day or anytime you need to whip up a casual, yet delicious, appetizer. 

Making your own homemade flavored seasonings is easy. However, finding the perfect balance of flavors is more of an art than a science, because individual tastes vary so widely. 

 The proportions shared here offer a safe…

Helpful Guides For Viewing The Night Sky

Helpful Guides For Viewing The Night Sky


One of my favorite things to do on clear dark nights when I’m far away from city lights is to gaze at the night sky and imagine worlds far away. Spotting planets, looking for constellations and viewing the Milky Way top my list of things I enjoy best about the darkest skies. Of course, if a UFO happens to make…

Take One Last Summer Hurrah On Put-In-Bay


I’m not exactly sure where June and July went. School was letting out, we were enjoying the hot days of summer and now all of a sudden August is here. It’s still hot (thank goodness) but our focus has started to shift from summer fun to back to school planning and prepping. However, I’d like to encourage you to plan…