Downtown Market – Grand Rapids, Michigan


We don’t get to Grand Rapids as often as I wish we did but when we do I have to stop at the Downtown Market. I love this place. They have higher end shops for meat, fish, spices, cheese, and bread. But, they also have several smaller places to get a bite to eat. Being…

A Day in Kalamazoo


I have always thought that Kalamazoo sounded like a funny name for a city. Now that we spend quite a bit of time there I still think it sounds funny but I am learning my way around more and more. We spend all day one day each week there. I usually make a slow cooker…

Gigi’s Cupcakes


My daughter and I LOVE cupcakes. When we lived in Rochester, New York, she and I would take study breaks from homeschooling and head to Sugar Mountain Bakery in Brighton to pick up a cupcake, or two. It was always such a fun treat or us. Once we moved to Michigan we could never find…

Chocolate “Bakery” Like Cake?


I LOVE to cook.  I like mixing things together and making them taste amazing.  Trying different combinations until it is just what I know my family will like.  I don’t bake often.  It is not something I enjoy.  You have to be so exact in your measurements and there is not quite so much room…