One of my favorite get-togethers is an annual pot-luck which rolls around the Sunday after every Thanksgiving. Friends bring Thanksgiving leftovers or invent a dish based on random refrigerator leftovers. The results are delicious, if not sometimes, amusing.
I do have leftover baby bella mushrooms, dry wild mushrooms in my pantry, shallots and cream cheese. A savory spread seems in order. I have a slightly stale loaf of artisan bread that I can use as a bowl. I love edible bowls, especially since there is no concern about remembering to take the dish home. I doubled the following recipe to have a heaping serving for the 6-inch round loaf of bread. All that’s left is snatching the dip away from my daughter.
Wonderful served with Basic Crostini, which can be made and stored several days in advance.
Coming off a four-week, super-intense editing of my next book, “The Welcome Home Diner”, a contemporary novel about two women opening a diner on Detroit’s east side. I get why writers isolate themselves during the process. I was assigned a well-seasoned editor determined to squeeze the best book that she could out of me. The verdict will be in the hands of … Full recipe post »
We may be jipped out of a white Christmas in Michigan this year, but the promise of the family rejoined and traditions re-lit has me craving pickled herring. In past years I’ve been lucky enough to receive it––scratch-made––from my Polish neighbor, Krystyna, the week before our family celebrates Christmas and the New Year. This year she’s left … Full recipe post »
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