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And the 2015 Song of the Summer Was…

Summer was a little disappointing for me.   Here in Michigan, it was the second straight year with lower-than-usual temperatures which resulted in another so-so tomato crop.    The cooler temperatures … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

What’s Going to be THE Song of Summer for 2015?

It’s summer time!!   After another HORRENDOUS Michigan winter where the temperature was constantly in the single digits (Fahrenheit, not Celsius) I’m glad it’s here.    Of course as soon as … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · 9 Comments

And The Song of the Summer for 2014 was…

A few months ago, I posed the question, “What’s Going to be the Song of the Summer?”   It’s that song that captures the spirit of summer, that perfect soundtrack for … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 4 Comments

Introducing the Mini Hedonist

A couple weeks ago I introduced the concept of Summer Resolutions to the family, and I’m proud to say that The Pieholes are still rocking the resolutions. Mini-me has taken … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · 13 Comments

Summer Resolutions

Any of you parents sick of the “I’m BORED” conversations yet?  I came up with the idea of Summer Resolutions and figured it might help some of you all.  So … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · 15 Comments

Scallops and Pork Belly Recipe

Well, summer’s over.  And I’m not so happy about.   Ok, I’m downright pissed. A little over a month ago The Sicilian hosted that ridiculously awesome end-of-summer dinner to bid adieu … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · 25 Comments

I Never Will Forget Those Nights, I Wonder If It Was a Dream

Nobody on the road, Nobody on the beach. I feel it in the air, The summer’s out of reach. (“The Boys of Summer,” Don Henley)  best dinner ever Here it … Continue reading

September 4, 2013 · 31 Comments

Guilty Pleasures Recycled – Farewell Summer Vacation

Yeah, it’s another re-run.  And yeah, I know it’s another post that features a former Disney teen actress.  But it’s also the Friday of Labor Day Weekend which means two … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · 10 Comments

Guilty Pleasures – Farewell Summer Vacation

The Pieholes are finally getting back into the school groove.  After months of staying up late when there were no such things as “school nights,” it was really hard for … Continue reading

September 21, 2012 · 3 Comments

Lollapalooza 2012 – The Music

Lollapalooza 2012 happened two weekends ago and I lived to tell about it.  (For a primer on the fest, check out my rundown of last year’s which had a history of … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · 9 Comments