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Asparagus Bread Pudding

Some of you may have your Easter day menu and to-do list organized on a spread sheet. You set your table yesterday, and fresh polished silver gleams atop ironed linen napkins, which coordinate stylishly with your china and the fresh flower centerpiece you will arrange on Saturday. I admire your efficiency, and looking about my … Full recipe post »

Buttermilk Pancakes with Apple-Maple Syrup and Pecans

The cultural landscape of modern civilization is colored, in part, by the proliferation of the pancake.Our DNA must be hard-wired to love ’em: prehistoric man, according to Ken Albala’s book “Pancake: A Global History,” is said to have fried a version of pancake on a flat rock. Today, most of us find a griddle or … Full recipe post »

Stuffed Eggs Florentine

If I hired a kitchen organizer who insisted I only keep one serving piece in my kitchen, I’d select my wooden salad bowl–I use it daily. Flash 40 years back to my mother’s kitchen: Being presented with the same ultimatum, I’m pretty sure she would have kept her stuffed (deviled) egg plate, she made some … Full recipe post »

Red, White and Blueberry Smoothie

Happy Memorial Day! It’s a beautiful day! I’m going morel hunting. Here’s a festive smoothie to also welcome in a celebrate the advent (hopefully) of warm weather. Stay safe! (Meijer has 3 1-pint packages of blueberries for $5!) Recipe: Red, White and Blueberry Smoothie Ingredients 6 large strawberries, hulled and washed, plus strawberries for garnish, if desired 1 … Full recipe post »

Fruit, yogurt and granola parfait

I, for one, am delighted that McDonald’s has given us some leaner options. I hate being “forced” to eat fried chicken and mashed potatoes on road trips. (As close friends and family know, I relish any excuse to eat fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, from you-know-who!) It’s an ex-pat Southern thing, I understand, and when I … Full recipe post »

Waffles with Warm Strawberry Compote

Happy Mother’s Day! I recently blogged about the interesting chain of events leading up to the creation of Mother’s Day as a national holiday. My recipe was composed of “Super Foods” for “Super Moms,” and if you’re interested in a deliciously healthy grilled salmon and edamame salad, click here. Today’s recipe is a bit more conventional … Full recipe post »

Cheese Omelet with Spring Herbs

According to, “…when Napoleon and his army were traveling through the south of France they decided to rest for the night near the town of Bessieres.Napoleon feasted on an omelet prepared by a local innkeeper that was such a culinary delight that Napoleon ordered the townspeople to gather all the eggs in the village and … Full recipe post »

Peach “Puff” with Strawberry Salsa (recipe from a Cookbook Gift Project)

When Laurie announced her wedding engagement, Rosanne (her future mother-in-law) immediately began deliberating about a special gift to give Laurie at her bridal shower. Perhaps crystal candle sticks, silver goblets or a personalized photo frame? Maybe something practical like a food processor? All of these gifts would have been wonderful and certainly much appreciated by … Full recipe post »

Curried Creamed Eggs with Asparagus

Happy Easter! As much a  tradition as dying Easter eggs is for us, making Curried Creamed Eggs with leftover eggs for Easter breakfast is even better! My mom made this dish every Easter morning with the addition of bottled chipped beef. Fifties food, no doubt, and your family may have a similar tradition. I break … Full recipe post »

Eggs in Toast

More than likely, you have eaten this simple little egg and toast dish before. And, more than likely, you had your own special name for it. Only 5 minutes of my time spent on search engines yielded the following names for basically the same dish: “Egg in a Basket”, “Floating Eyeballs”, “Toad in a Hole”, … Full recipe post »

Cheesy Tortilla and Egg Scramble

The day after Super Bowl could pose two distinct challenges for some of us who may have over-indulged last night: What to do about the chips and salsa leftovers, and what to do about the dull pounding in our head. One compassionate reader shares her remedy for curing both. “I got this recipe from a … Full recipe post »

Savory Scrambled Egg Wrap

It’s Sunday, the end of the week, and my fridge is a scrapbook of memories from last week’s meals. It’s time to rustle up up those little miscellaneous baggies of vegetables and cheese, and make room for next week’s savory scraps! I’ll sauté the veggies with beaten eggs, grated cheese and herbs, then wrap the … Full recipe post »

Fried Eggs and Cheesy Tortillas

Sunnyside-up or over-easy? In my book of rules, these are the only questions one should pose to anyone on a Sunday morning. I like it low-key, my eggs over-easy, copious amounts of coffee and the morning newspaper. Sunday mornings are filled with rituals such as this, whether the rituals are of a spiritual nature or … Full recipe post »

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Yesterday was the first early day game of the season. An old friend, Shari, was in town for the game and we were invited to a breakfast tailgate hosted by Michigan students, friends of her son. The menu was chocolate chip pancakes. Shari added an antipasti of salami, fruit, cheese and a thermos of Bellinis … Full recipe post »

Blueberry French Toast

I’d be willing to bet that if you’ve got small children, you have fresh blueberries in your fridge right now. I’ve observed children will eat about anything if topped with fresh blueberries. Loaded with antioxidents, they are the perfect munchie for little fingers. Don’t take Michigan blueberries for granted-our blueberry season is winding down so … Full recipe post »