Grilled New York Strip Steak with Fresh Thyme served with Francis Ford Coppola’s Diamond Collection Cabernet Sauvignon

The sizzle of a thick steak searing on a hot grill is one of the best things about dining alfresco, and charred, crisp summer vegetables are the perfect addition to the summertime dinner table. Living in the city, I have no place for a barbeque grill, but I can enjoy the same flavors and textures […]

Michigan Wine Showcase at City Winery in Chicago

My husband and I have been big fans of Michigan wines for years. Before moving abroad, we would vacation all along the Lake Michigan shore from north to south, following the wine trail while stopping at farmer’s markets and apple orchards to pick apples and enjoy fresh cider.  If you aren’t familiar with Michigan wines, […]

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

In my family, we always had cranberry sauce on the table as part of every holiday dinner, including Thanksgiving, Christmas and even Easter. There is something fun about opening the can and watching the molded shape as it slowly slides out onto the plate.  While living abroad I was disappointed that canned cranberry sauce was […]