Tag: food

Heading south to Birmingham, Alabama

I’m sorry it’s been a bit of lag since my last blog post about my wine tasting trip to Traverse City. Since that time, I flew to Iowa for a fundraiser, spent a day advocating for cancer survivors in Lansing, and headed down south for sunshine and fun (in between working, catching a cold, and

My favorite angel food cake dessert

I have a confession to make. I am not a big fan of desserts. I sometimes feel like this makes me odd, in a country that loves dessert and food. But even I need an occasional food to dampen a sweet tooth. Admittedly, my weakness is more of chewy candy, such as licorice and Swedish

Easy, quick snacks for any occasion

While I’m learning to cook more variety and slowly enjoying the process more, cooking is still not my passion. Frankly, I don’t have the time to spend too much, well, time on the process. I do, however, like to entertain and hang out with family and friends, and I need to feed these wonderful people,

5 activities for fun with girlfriends

I’m very fortunate to be surrounded by kind, courageous, fun people, including a wonderful group of women who I call my good friends. I’ve certainly learned over the years that it’s not the quantity of friends but the quality of friendships that help make life meaningful and fun. I love spending time with these friends.

Jolly good time at new Jolly Pumpkin location

This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a private sneak peek of the new Jolly Pumpkin location in Royal Oak. The event benefited Camp Casey, a local horseback riding program for children and teens with cancer. Horses, craft beer, good food and a good cause. It was a winning night all around! 2 I’m

Exploring our nation’s capitol

Last week, I was in Washington DC for the One Voice Against Cancer lobby day to meet with my legislators regarding funding for cancer research and prevention programs. I was honored to be selected by LIVESTRONG to attend this event with more than 100 other advocates from across the nation. 2 The experience was awesome

10 activities for a fun girls night in

I love my girlfriends. I love spending time with them, individually or as a group. I, of course, adore my guy friends too, yet there is something special about being surrounded with strong, funny, smart women. I’m fortunate to have many of these women in my life, women who build each other up, provide support,

Exploring food and drink spots in Austin, Texas

When I traveled to Austin last weekend for the 20th anniversary of the LIVESTRONG Challenge, I was fortunate to travel with some great friends. In between our LIVESTRONG events, we had time to explore Austin. 2 We decided to stay near South Congress so we could walk as much as possible around Austin. A great

Making my own MOD Pizza

A friend recently asked me if I had tried MOD pizza. I wondered if this was a new style of pizza that I was not hip to. I’m not really into fancy or weird pizza. I just like good ‘ol fashion simple pizza. 2 He soon clarified that MOD Pizza is a new restaurant near