Spicy Salmon Cakes

This recipe is a favorite way to get more fish into my diet.    You can used canned red salmon or buy it fresh from your local fishmonger.  See also Salmon Cakes Two Ways which are Weight Watcher recipes.  This recipe got the “thumbs up” response and a request to make it often.  It makes … Continue reading

Moscow Mules Ann Arbor Style

When a fellow blogger Ngan @ngansequitur first posted this drink recipe this past summer I was a little intrigued primarily with the name and her photography.  This drink is served in  copper mugs and that attracted me as well.  I knew I would have to get some as this drink would not be the same … Continue reading

Asian Salmon with Soy and Maple Syrup

I try to eat salmon in some form every week or so and recently Tracy @scratchitcook.com posted an Asian version which sounded really good.  Michigan maple syrup and soy sauce – yes! I did tweak it a little but you can go to her site and see her complete recipe as she grilled it, used steaks … Continue reading

Grilled Romaine with Blue Cheese Bacon Vinaigrette

I get regular email/recipes from the Food Network Magazine and I also subscribe to  the magazine  which is always full of great recipes from some of the best chefs.  This recipe I have adapted courtesy of Guy Fieri.  Frequently his recipes are complicated but when I saw this salad I knew I had to try it.  Very … Continue reading

Shrimp and Pasta Salad

This is a great salad to serve any time of the year as shrimp is always available, whether fresh or frozen.  I do try to buy my shrimp from Whole Foods when I can. Not too long ago some frozen shrimp I bought  somewhere else had a bit of a ‘fishy’ flavor.

Pie Crust Two Ways

I am known for my flaky pie crust and this is a good recipe for all fruit and cream pies.  In 2013 I tried a slightly different pie crust from the Gandy Dancer and it was delicious; see recipe below. If you have a juicy filling, brush the bottom piece of dough with an egg … Continue reading