Recipes

A Sweet-Tart Road Trip

I hopped in a Jeep with Taste of Home photographer Jim Wieland and set stylist DeeDee Jacq on a fall adventure deep in Wisconsin’s cranberry country. From the Taste of Home September/October 2015 issue.

Summer Bucket List

Ah, a juicy team brainstorm. Even more invigorating and refreshing than a summer thunderstorm! Headline and display copy jam-sessions are at their very best when edit and art teams discover language that fits together like a puzzle and makes the reader feel your intent. Here’s one of my favorites from my time as editor at Taste of Home. First published in the Summer 2018 issue.

Michiganders are Potato Proud

I dialed in this recipe using 99% grown- or made-in-Michigan ingredients over a course of several nights. My husband Andy taste-tested. To balance all that glorious Pinconning cheese, I roasted broccoli on the side. Every bite of this crispy, melty dish sings of the land it comes from: the good ol’ mitten state. First published in Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine November 2018 issue, just in time for Thanksgiving.

Mom’s Chicken

While I was editor at Taste of Home, we recruited staffers to share their mom’s recipes for a Mother’s Day themed feature. Without consulting each other, these guys all raved out their mom’s famous chicken. Rather than choose one, we leaned into it, and made four moms very proud. First published in the April/May 2018 issue.

We So Corny

Once or twice a year the word nerds working on the flagship magazine at Taste of Home allowed ourselves a little overindulgence in puns. From Taste of Home’s Summer 2017 issue.

Grandma Reg’s Stuffed Cabbage

Coworker Lynda Twardowski Wheatley invited her fellow Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine staffers for supper and served kielbasa and her grandmother’s golobki. We couldn’t rest until we got her recipe… First published in the magazine’s In Season column, January 2007.