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August 12, 2020

Grilled Fruit Salad
Serves 6 to 8

Grilled Fruit
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon honey (or hot honey)
1 tablespoon cherry balsamic vinegar (or white balsamic)
⅛ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon black pepper
3 fresh peaches, halved and pitted
3 fresh plums, halved...

August 9, 2020

Michigan Cherry Salad
(With Maple-Cayenne Candied Walnuts and Cherry-Balsamic Vinaigrette)

Serves 6

This is my take on a Michigan cherry salad. At every restaurant in Michigan, you will see a cherry salad on the menu. The basics are dried cherries, salad greens, candie...

July 15, 2020

We are in the midst of summer and this salad is delicious and nutritious. It's my Steak & Corn Salad with an Avocado Lime Cilantro Dressing. I will be making this salad on several TV stations this week. 

If you are in the Grand Rapids/West Michigan area, you can watch m...

July 1, 2020

The 4th of July is almost here. There's nothing better to start the weekend off right than with an easy and delicious breakfast casserole. I'm going to share two recipes with you today. They are both in the summer chapter of my cookbook, Meals From the Mitten: Celebrat...

June 29, 2020

Guess what? There's a new e-cookbook out and I'm thrilled to be a part of it. It's called The Quarantine Collective Cookbook: A Collection of Recipes to Empower Home Cooks with all the Tips, Tricks and Tools to Take Charge in the Kitchen. 

Do you remember back in March...

June 18, 2020


Here's a modern twist on the classic Green Bean Casserole. It's my Cheesy Asparagus Casserole with Crispy Asparagus Shavings. I swap out the green beans and add in Michigan Asparagus and instead of fried onions on top, I use crispy asparagus shavings. This c...

June 15, 2020

Grilled Chicken & Asparagus Salad w/ Pear & Gorgonzola & Sauvignon Blanc Vinaigrette 
Serves 6

1/2 cup oil 
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons honey 
3 tablespoons dijon mustard 
1/4 cup Sauvignon Blanc 
1 grated garlic


June 1, 2020

Asparagus & Bacon Mac-N-Cheese
Serves 6-8

1 pound cavatappi pasta 

6-8 slices bacon, cut into bite size pieces
1/2 pound asparagus, cut into bite size piece 

Cheese Sauce 
2 cups milk
1½ cups heavy cream 
1 tablespoon House Seasoning (salt, pepper, granulated garlic,...

May 23, 2020

Jalapeno Cheddar Chicken Sandwiches

(Serves 8)

8 ounces cream cheese, softened 

1-2 tablespoons chopped jalapeños (fresh or pickled)

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighsHouse seasoning (salt, pepper, granulated garlic, granulated onion & sm...

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About Gina

Gina Ferwerda is a cookbook author, TV personality, food and travel blogger, business entrepreneur, and co-founder of the 100+ Women Who Care of Oceana County. 


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