Bulgogi Wraps (Korean Beef Stir-Fry)

You don’t think of a stir-fry as the perfect meal for a hot Spring day. Yes, it has been in the 90’s this week which is very unusual for Michigan in late May. We usually don’t get that kind of weather until July! The only cooking is the brief stir-fry of thinly sliced beef over … Continue reading

Honey-Bourbon Pork Tenderloin on the Grill

I wrote a few notes on this recipe from my old file such as “excellent” “very good gravy” “Gene likes”. I thought it came from one of the (8) Weber Grill Cookbooks I own but I couldn’t find it. This is just the kind of recipe they would make, or so I thought. Anyways, my … Continue reading

Koreatown Baby Back Ribs

The warm weather finally has arrived which means grilling season has started.  My family loves ribs and when I saw this recipe in Gaby Dalkin’s recent cookbook “What’s Gaby Cooking: Everyday California Food” I knew I had to make it. Why – when I already have a few versions for grilling ribs; Ina Garten’s which … Continue reading

Zingerman’s Deli Pot Pies

Pot Pies filled with veggies, chicken or beef and a creamy sauce have always been a comfort food.  We use to buy them from a local bakery or truth-be-told I did buy Marie Callender pies, only in a pinch though! I’ve wanted to make my own version and when Zingerman’s offered classes using their recipe … Continue reading

Korean-Style Gochujang Meatballs

Gochujang is one of the “hot ingredients” that is trending in 2018, according to the Food Network Magazine. It is a Korean paste, made from chile peppers, sticky rice and fermented soy beans – a spicy paste sharing the glory with the likes of Sriracha. Gochujang is one of three pastes that help boost the … Continue reading

Chicken Chimichangas with a Green Chili Sauce – Baked

A chimichanga is a Mexican-American deep-fried burrito popular in Tex-Mex and Southwestern U.S. cuisine. However, with this recipe you bake the chimichangas making this a healthier dish. These burritos  are basically tortillas wrapped around various fillings such as this flavorful chicken mixture. Serve with Spicy Mexican Refried Beans and Mexican Rice…   I started to … Continue reading

Za-atar Chicken Cutlets and Lemon-Parsley Salad

What a delightful and tasty salad  and one I enjoyed a few times. When I am trying new ingredients I often will cut a recipe in half, or even thirds, just in case I don’t like it. No problem with this recipe – the chicken was so flavorful with a  za’atar/Aleppo pepper/flour mixture rubbed on … Continue reading

Cabbage and Noodles

Krautfleckerl, Haluski or just plain cabbage and noodles, this is a popular, simple, quick recipe which is easy on the budget and can be made to your taste. Different countries, regions within those countries and even individual families have their own recipe. There are basic ingredients such as cabbage, egg noodles, and onions (you could … Continue reading

Ina’s Rigatoni with Sausage and Fennel

Doesn’t this pasta dish look delicious with sweet sausage and anise flavored fennel? In my recent Food Network Magazine this was one of the recipes and feeling the need for some comfort food I knew this had to be on my menu soon. This pasta dish is rich but you can use lower fat cream … Continue reading