It is cherry season in Michigan which is one of our best fruit crops that we all look forward to every year. The season is short and this year I planned ahead and I froze a bunch of pitted sweet cherries to use for pies and such at a later time. Place the pitted cherries … Continue reading
A traditional Italian sauce with so many different versions and oh so good on top of pasta and garnished with Parmigiano-Reggiano or Pecorino Romano. It epitomizes cooking in Bologna, Italy and is a meat-based sauce where garlic and basil are usually absent. Often just seasoned with salt and pepper, grated nutmeg and occasionally a bay leaf. Tagliatelle is the preferred … Continue reading
Ice Cream in the winter? Sure if the toppings are bacon bits, toasted pecans and a smooth and delicious bacon infused toffee sauce. Oh, and then there is the stout beer infused with vanilla beans and a sprinkling of sea salt to finish. This is definitely not part of my New Year’s resolution diet but it was … Continue reading
Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Do you like puff pastry and pesto? Then you will love this shamrock appetizer. A cute idea inspired by The Food Network Magazine.
What – a hot dog – sure why not! I get regular emails from Joy the Baker, the well-known American baker, and when I saw this recipe I thought I haven’t had one of these in years! I suddenly had a craving for them! When I compared it to my old recipe I decided the … Continue reading
I pulled up three big basil plants after the sun warmed up the plants and the dew was gone. These plants had all gone to seed and I wanted to salvage any delicious basil leaves and flowers I could. Yes, the flowers are very tasty too and I often include them in salads as edible … Continue reading
I have not made ribs on the grill yet this summer, not sure why, as I do enjoy them – the baby backs that is. I do not like “fatty” meats and spareribs tend to be that way. Even though I know fat can add more flavor I think my preference comes from my many … Continue reading
Normally I like to serve this delicious roasted shrimp from Ina Garten with a homemade cocktail sauce. For a change of pace I also made Chef John’s Lemon Aioli with cured lemons. This is too good with a perfect lemon touch – yum!
There are so many good Weight Watcher’s recipes available and this is my third recipe where pasta and broccoli are combined in a “healthy” sauce. Pasta + broccoli + cheese sauce – yes I do like this trio together! I have been using a new pasta called Cavatappi that I like a lot as … Continue reading
I have been making this relish for some time now as a topping for my turkey and black bean burgers. If you like the following ingredients then you will enjoy this on any burger you might make. I call this my “burger with the works”! Turkey burgers… Black bean burgers…