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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.

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Pride & Preservation

The final page of a magazine is special…I always think of it as your last impression or a kiss goodnight. Here’s a gorgeous moment to pause and prize the beauty of Northern Michigan, and a seamless way to encourage sharing in and protecting the places we love.

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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.

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A poem by young James Earl Jones inspired this collection of bright and luscious citrus recipes. I teamed up with photographer Todd Zawistowski to shoot this feature for Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, February 2008.

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Backyard Weenie Roast

Sensational summer sides to pair with the humble hot dog. We pooled our talents and made it a real potluck at photographer Todd Zawistowski’s Mancelona farmhouse. Diane Kolak art directed and that’s my dog Millie begging for a bite. From Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine way back in August 2006.

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