Creamy Basil Dressing

Basil season is over here in Michigan and what better way to use this flavorful herb than in a vinaigrette. Saying goodbye to summer… Linking to Angie’s party and the two co-hosts Petra @ Food Eat Love and Vanitha @ Curry and Vanilla I served this salad with a Paradiso Reserve, Caramelized Onion and Prosciutto Pizza… … Continue reading

Limoncello Vinaigrette

I seem to be on a roll using Limoncello in recipes – I guess you can tell I just love it. This vinaigrette is a perfect combination of sweet (Limoncello), tart (lemon juice and zest) and fiery (red pepper flakes). This recipe from Genius Kitchen would also be delicious with seafood. I served this fresh … Continue reading

Parmigiano Reggiano Cooking Class

Yes, a cooking class where the “star” ingredient was Parmigiano Reggiano.  When I received an email from Zingerman’s Bakehouse about this upcoming class I signed up right away. There are only 12 students per class so you have to respond quickly to get a spot. Parmigiano Reggiano is my favorite cheese above all others and … Continue reading

Red Potato Salad

This is a favorite salad with everyone and enjoyed any time of the year.  This recipe has all of the goodies and then some more. I’m linking this potato salad which has been in my draft files for some time to our charming co-hosts; Angie, Petra and me 🙂

Bethany’s Broccoli Salad

My family loves broccoli served in many different ways. We like it steamed, roasted, added to a stir-fry, in macaroni and cheese, just to munch on and in salads to name a few. It’s a very versatile vegetable and so good in all kinds of recipes. This cold salad my niece Bethany shared is just … Continue reading

Cobb Salad

Way back in 1926 (or some say 1929) a restaurant shaped like a hat opened near the Ambassador Hotel. This Hollywood legend was called The Brown Derby Restaurant. They not only had a reputation for good food but it was the center of the glamorous film industry during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Everyone and … Continue reading

Gollywobbler’s Champagne Dressing

Don’t you just love the name of this dressing?  A little research led me to believe that possibly one of the owners had a sailboat/schooner as “gollywobbler in sailor’s terms means a very large quadrilateral staysail between the foremast and mainmast of a schooner.  As Michigan is “The Great Lakes State” this would not surprise … Continue reading