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Make-ahead Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice Casserole

I volunteered to make a casserole to feed a family of four, which had to pass a great deal of criteria. The day I promised to deliver, my schedule was booked, therefore said dish must be made a day in advance, baked off the following evening, and delivered hot at supper-time. It had to be a complete … Full recipe post »

Cheesy Spinach-Lentil Casserole

Whew – limped over the 2012 finish line without permanent injury, but I can do better than a stagger. It’s a New Year; time to straighten up, return to the gym, and put a bounce back into my step – a sway into my swagger. How about you? Have you made any exercise or weight … Full recipe post »

Insatiable Mac & Cheese

I’m a Gael Greene fan; I love her fashion sense (who wouldn’t admire that collection ofwide-brimmed hats) — and have always been interested in her food writing and restaurant critiques, especially since she was born and raised in Detroit, often mentioning the city in her work. Ms. Greene graduated from the University of Michigan and became … Full recipe post »

Clay Pot Chicken & Rice

“You call yourself a food writer and have never cooked in clay?” JC was teasing me, but I felt heat rising up my neck, and it wasn’t from a hot oven. (Which brings me to the holy grail of earthenware cookery: Never put a clay pot in a preheated oven; it may crack.) “When you’re … Full recipe post »

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore with Al Dente Pappardelle

Here’s an “I’ll taste even better tomorrow” recipe that will set your teeth on edge today. And if you pair it with Al Dente’s latest creation, their toothsome Garlic Herb wide noodle pasta, I’m guaranteeing you’ll leave the table one happy camper. A warning: Just because it’s a slow cooker recipe doesn’t mean it will only take … Full recipe post »

Vicki’s Famous Old-Fashioned Peanut Brittle

Lest you need reminding, Christmas is not far away. And though gifts from the kitchen are thoughtful hostess presents, and much appreciated treats for co-workers and Santa, the last thing you have time for making is this peanut brittle recipe, right? Wrong. It takes less time to make this batch of brittle than it does … Full recipe post »

Hot Dog Mummy Babies

Processed pastry, manufactured meat…but hey – don’t knock ‘em till you try ‘em. It’s a pity to only reserve this recipe for Halloween; Hot Dog Mummy Babies are a classic. And after gobbling a couple down a couple with the kids, ketchup and mustard dipping sauce at the ready, I’m thinking a down-scaled, adult version … Full recipe post »

Pumpkin-Raisin Muffins

I don’t like candy. There. I’ve said it. Halloween blasphemy, I know. But to my palate, candy’s not much more than cloying sweetness in every tooth-decaying bite. But before you cross my house off your kid’s trick-or-treat list, I’ve learned my lesson. I know that if I put apples or toothbrushes into their goodie bag, … Full recipe post »

Scallops, Orzo and Peas in a Saffron-Tomato Sauce

  Several weeks back, a local seafood department was running plump, dry-pack sea scallops on sale. I picked up several pounds for the freezer. Today I appreciate my thinking ahead; it seems my cupboards are bare aside from pantry staples and frozen goods. I do have one fresh item, a remaining tomato I plucked before the first frost … Full recipe post »

Create Your Own Outside Movie Theater (& brand the event with a signature sugar cookie)

Do you ever yearn for simpler times; evenings when parents, for instance, folded pajama-clad kids into cars and spent the evening watching a movie at the drive-in? Today’s advanced digital technology allows you to bring the mood of an outdoor theater to your own yard, and invite your neighborhood to join the fun while you’re … Full recipe post »

Grilled Eggplant and Shiitake Mushrooms over Brown Rice

If this were January, I’d be stir-frying the eggplant and mushrooms, but July insists I use the grill. It’s a rushed day so I’ll be using gas. If you’ve the time, smoking the veggies over coals and hardwood would add depth and another layer of flavor to the pungency of eggplant and shiitakes. I peeled … Full recipe post »

No-Fuss Barbecue Ribs

If you’re a cook wondering if you should have smoked that last batch of ribs over hickory and white oak instead of mesquite, skip this article. Still reading? Then don’t say I didn’t warn you. The following is a no-smoke recipe for barbecued pork ribs that begins with simmering the ribs in dark beer and … Full recipe post »

Fettuccine with Tomato-Cheddar Sauce and Artichoke Hearts

I was at a friend’s house making dinner while she was at work. I was planning to shop but she begged me to use the ingredients she had in her fridge and pantry. This recipe is the savory outcome. If a pantry includes good pasta and a cheese that can be grated, it’s a start. … Full recipe post »

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 »

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 »