I go by Arlene or Coco, whatever you prefer.
The purpose of this blog is to share my culinary adventures at home and on the road. An avid traveler, my specialty is international foods, foods from the south, southwest, you name it, I have probably read about it, cooked it for a catering client or made it for my husband for dinner. I am a wanna be baker and bake bread and pizzas in my custom made outdoorÂ brick oven. Yes, that picture on my header is a pizza from a recent pizza party. I love to explore “no tech” cooking oven an open fire and entertain a lot at our lake house in the UP of Michigan, so my style is do ahead, simple and fresh with a focus on frugality and eating in season.