Arepas, Allergen-Free Cookies, Holland Michigan, and Gulf Shores Alabama with Boutique Vacation Rental Superhost Alicia Wright 

turkey and cheese arepas sandwich

This week’s podcast guest, Alicia Wright, is my first guest from Michigan, a.k.a. the Mitten State. We cover a lot of topics—from mud water and allergen-free chocolate chip cookies, and Alicia’s favorite spots in Holland, to her motivation behind becoming a boutique vacation rental owner in Gulf Shores Alabama, to the Venezuelan arepa recipe her dad brought with him when he came to America with just a suitcase and his guitar. 

Alicia and Kyle Wright with their kids on a Gulf Shores, Alabama beach

If you’ve been thinking about vacationing to Gulf Shores, you’re in for a treat because Alicia surprises us with a discount code staci10 to both of her Alabama properties. So, while you’re listening, check out her properties at bluepalmgetaways.com.

Listen to Funeral Potatoes & Wool Mittens Season 2 Episode 4 in your podcast app or listen in the player below.

Holland, Michigan

Alicia loves the beach so living in Holland means they can spend the day at their secret beach along Lake Michigan whenever they want. Well, minus the long, cold winter months. (She gives away their secret spot in the podcast.)

Arepas and Cookie Recipes

The allergen-free chocolate chip cookie recipe is from Nestle. It’s on verybestbaking.com. Alicia said she uses regular wheat flour and vegetable oil for the vegetable shortening.

allergen free chocolate chip cookies


Here’s the recipe Alicia’s dad, Gerardo Rincon, shared.

Here are photos Gerardo shared so we know what they are supposed to look like.

I found the P.A.N. at a Mexican grocery store in Brookings, South Dakota called El Tapatio. It’ also available on Amazon.

P.A.N. for arepas

This will take me some practice. I made a small batch and didn’t quite get it right but they tasted really good. And I especially like the texture of the crispy tops. I wasn’t able to split my arepas open like a pocket so I made a little turkey sandwich from it.

turkey and cheese arepas sandwich

Gerardo and Ann Rincon

Links from this Episode

bluepalmgetaways.com discount code: staci10


Facebook: Blue Palm Getaways

Instagram: @bluepalmgetaway

Allergen-free chocolate chip cookies recipe

Kin Coffee and Craft House

Itty Bitty Bar

Playa Tacos + Tequila

LuLu’s Gulf Shores

GT’s on the Bay

Stacey St. John (The STR Sisterhood podcast episode with Alicia)

Ed Mylett


Short-Term Rental, Long-Term Wealth by Avery Carl

P.A.N. for the arepa recipe

More Gulf Shores

Jason and I stayed at Alicia and Kyle’s Lani Kai condo in Gulf Shores this year. Here’s two blog and podcast episodes about our trip.

our walk to the beach Gulf Shores Alabama

Speaking of allergen-free. If you’re looking for another egg-free recipe, try Crazy Cake, Wacky Cake, Depression Cake.

Sweet wishes,


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