Pot Luck Picnic

We all look forward to summers in Michigan! Pot lucks are a big part of any summer gathering…family dinners, graduations, church functions, and back yard get togethers. Here are a few ideas for some easy and fresh sides and desserts for your next summer picnic. 

Mother’s Day & Springs Salads

In honor of both Mother’s Day and the plentiful springtime produce, Chef Kelli has put together some great ideas. “Spring into Salads” with some fresh and healthily gain salads using the produce of the season (strawberries, asparagus, and radishes…to name a few).    Additionally, let’s not forget about the hard working moms in our lives. Chef Kelli has also put together some last minute affordable and easy ideas to make your mom feel special.  

Spring Brunch Nosh

Although brunch has always been “a thing” it has taken on a new status of late, food establishments cashing in on the trend with hipster menus, bloody Mary bars, craft cocktails, blini experiences and more!  It is a fun, often lighter and whimsical way to entertain at home too!

Easter Basket Treats & Egg Decorating

With the Easter Holiday approaching, Chef Kelli and Chef Sidrah have put together some treat ideas and some natural ways to dye your eggs. Mix up your Easter basket treats with a Rice Krispie robin egg and a cookie nest. Also, no need to use those packets of fake dyes to decorate your eggs; here the chefs have shown a natural and easy way to color the shells of hard boiled eggs. 

Unicorn Party

Unicorn and rainbow foods are all the rage! These colorful parties are not just for kids, adults of all ages are on this ROYGBIV bandwagon. Along with our vendor partner, Twigs & Branches Floral, we showcased on Fox 2 decor and food ideas for a unicorn party that is sure to be a hit!

Real Food For Busy Families

Regardless of your family size (even solo) meal planning can be essential to making sure you are able to have a healthy and quick meal even on the busiest weeknights. All it takes is a road map, a little help from the store, and an open mind in how to morph the same ingredient into something new and fresh. Here Chef Kelli has taken family staples such as chicken and meatloaf and shows you ways to turn them into completely different meals. Don’t be afraid to take a short cut and use a rotisserie chicken from the store. Additionally, use your freezer to your advantage…if you are making 1 meatloaf it takes just a few ticks longer to make 4 and freeze the rest for a variety of uses.  

Valentine’s Movie Night In

It is not always easy to plan a big night out when the heart holiday fall on a weekday. We suggest a movie in your own fort including love potion sips, all grown up theater snacks and always a sweet treat to bring the movie home. Get creative this Valentine’s day and break out the blankets, toss pillows, string some lights, pick a movie, whip up a few unique snacks and drinks. Not only is a night at home easier on the budget it can also be less stressful so can focus on your valentine.       Fort + Drink + Sweet + Movie + Smooches = #bestvalentinesdayever  

Holiday & New Year’s Celebrations

Having a solid game plan when hosting family and friends over the holidays and New Year’s will have you time in the long run and allow you as the host to enjoy the party as well. To assist you in décor and food, Chef Kelli and her trusty partner in crime Kevin (Twigs & Branches Floral) have come up with some easy time saving and inexpensive ways to make it through this holiday season. Look for these segments throughout the month on Fox 2!