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Grilled Blueberry Bison Burgers

It’s interesting to contemplate those life-defining moments that may have influenced one’s destiny: Falling in love, having a child, receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Sinking my teeth into a hamburger was one of my life-defining moments. I was a junior at Michigan; potential career directions were like arrows pointing every which way, including backwards. I … Full recipe post »

Caprese Pesto Burgers

Hamburgers are an affectionate memoir of the 20th century American appetite, recalling backyard barbecues, squirt bottles of ketchup, and thighs sticking to vinyl in a small-town diner. There’s no stopping the free-wheeling burger, and in the spirit of free enterprise, empires continue to be built in the 21st century upon our insatiable, unblushing appetite for … Full recipe post »

Blue Cheese Burgers

In case it slipped by you, the first Michigan game of the season is today at 3:30. Richard and I have our usual seats at the 10 yard line, 76 rows up. He’s anxious, I’m excited. Although Coach Rodriguez is said to have a better team and competencies in place this year, Richard is anxious … Full recipe post »

Mark Bittman’s Black Bean Burgers

I’m reluctant to quote statistical data linking patronage of fast food chains to high obesity rates; so much material is circumstantial, biased, and, therefore, skewed. Except data mined from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. Information gleaned from their studies regarding global populations, their eating habits, and relativity of fast food consumption to obesity … Full recipe post »

Grilled Portabella Mushroom Burgers with Goat Cheese

Even carnivores love these mushroom burgers–especially stuffed with cheese.  Whatever cheese you have on hand should work fine, goat cheese is a personal favorite.  To start, begin grilling the mushrooms gill side down.  When the mushrooms are just tender, turn over and place cheese inside each cap.  It will melt as the mushroom top grills … Full recipe post »

Charlevoix: Bacon-Jam Burger Knock-Off

What inspires many of us of down-state Michiganders to pack our backs and head north each summer? The scratch of sand through toes as we traverse dunes and traipse along water’s edge…endless days evaporating into a purple-pink patina, as the sun sinks into the lake. Yes—certainly—but a few weeks back, Richard and I packed our … Full recipe post »

My Favorite Turkey Burger

I’d never refer to “My Favorite ” anything unless it’s the truth (although you’d never hear me tell anyone about My Favorite Child or My Favorite Friend, even if it were the truth). But this is truly my favorite turkey burger recipe. I have another great turkey burger recipe that incorporates olives, sun-dried tomatoes and … Full recipe post »

Lamb Burger Sliders with Beetroot Relish and Tzadziki

The burger – be it White Castle or Farmer’s Market Veggie-Grain – could be the most telling testimonial, the most apt memoir of the 20th and early 21st century American palate.  Little sis “Slider” drills into this hypothesis. The Slider, especially, is suited to our national temperament and accommodates our multitasking lifestyle. It’s easily held in one … Full recipe post »

Masala Flank Steak in Tandoori Wrap

This is not a traditional tailgate sandwich. But I wanted a change from burgers and kielbasa today and this could be the most delicious sandwich, tailgate or no tailgate, I’ve tasted in recent memory. Ingredient lists on Indian recipes are not known for their brevity, so I relied on top quality condiments and ready-mades to … Full recipe post »

Beefy Super Bowl Sliders with Pimento Cheese

Letter to Rachel Ray Dear Rach: I don’t care what Anthony Bourdain says about you; you’re brilliant! I was brainstorming a recipe to enhance remote-driven activities for Super Bowl Sunday, and the Pimento-Cheese Sliders I saw in the Rachel Ray December Magazine was just the inspiration I needed. I switched it up, however; Pimento Cheese … Full recipe post »

Grilled Eggplant, Zucchini and Flatbread with Tzadziki

I made a dish similar to this last month, but today I substituted zucchini and eggplant for the marinated lamb. I’m grilling the veggies on a grill pan; I’ve sacrificed one to many slices of vegetables this year to the God of the Flames. You will have leftover tzadziki, but it keeps in your fridge several days. It’s a healthy … Full recipe post »

Beef Tostadas with Roasted Tomatoes

Today is Cinco de Mayo! Break out the tequila, blast some mariachi music, bust open a pinata! We’ve Americanized this Mexican holiday to suit our American tastes (see last Thursday’s Easy Chicken Mole blog for Cinco de Mayo fact vs. fiction), but what the heck. It’s a great excuse for a party! The late great Zanzibar restaurant … Full recipe post »

Fried Green Tomato BLT

How many days have passed since June 28, 2009? I’m pretty sure it adds up to 393. For me that means 393 days of consecutive, daily food blogging. Should I continue posting through the week and aim for the tidy, round number of 400? Nope. I’m partial to odd numbers, the fish are jumping, and … Full recipe post »

Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes and Pesto Sandwich

I’m not sure exactly what round of bread I purchased from Cafe Japon at the farmers market, but it is wonderful. I believe she said it was a whole wheat sourdough (it tastes as such), and the flavor, crust and chew is divine. I saved a couple of center pieces to make one big panini sandwich; large … Full recipe post »

Pulled Pork Barbecue Sliders with Hot Slaw

Eating a good barbecue sandwich is as close as I’ve come in this life to reaching nirvana. With a bow of respect to my yoga instructor, I just can’t seem to tumble into the same state of bliss in meditative poses as I can when I sink my teeth into a perfectly constructed barbecue sandwich. … Full recipe post »