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
It is that time of the year when it starts to get cooler and roasts, chili, stews and such become a part of the weekly menu. This has been a favorite way to cook a pork roast for longer than I care to admit and the gravy is a special treat. I am sure Gene felt … Continue reading
It is always fun to look at an old recipe and wonder where it came from. My old recipe file created by Gene had me list each pasta recipe with pas1, pas2, and so on. This was my first pasta recipe I recorded which tells me I have had it quite awhile. If a recipe was an appetizer … Continue reading
This is another very old recipe and dates back to the time when my favorite news channel, WXYZ-TV hosted a weekly “Friday Feast” where they would highlight a local restaurant. This recipe came from The Victorian Room located in Warren, Michigan. At some point it was called Costanzo’s Victorian Room and then in 2000 they … Continue reading
This is delicious to serve as a garnish for a dessert such as Coeur A La Creme Three Ways. or a piece of chocolate cake such as Chocolate Cake with Ganache Frosting. Very simple to make and can be done ahead of time. 2 pints of raspberries (4 cups) 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar, depending on the … Continue reading
I like to make my own sauce as I can control the salt in it – I buy unsalted tomato sauce as the rest of the seasonings are very flavorful. See Weight Watcher’s Black Bean and Rice Enchiladas.
This is the recipe that goes with the Homemade Chicken Bouillon Cubes. Way back when I did so many things from scratch, just for the fun of it and to try something new. I continued to make these as they are convenient to have and so much better than the cubes you buy in a jar, especially when you … Continue reading
Anything made with blueberries and Michigan maple syrup has got to be good – and it is!
These are delicious on top of pancakes or any dessert you might like a touch of yummy bananas. See my recipe Banana Pancakes with Sauteed Bananas.
These sauces can be used for dipping items such as egg rolls or put in a sweet and sour recipe. The first recipe is sweeter and the one I have used for a long time. Recently, I have preferred the second one as it is not so sweet and has one of my favorite ingredients, Thai Chili … Continue reading