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Chocolate-Rum Mousse with Whipped Cream and Raspberries

My favorite desserts are light, creamy and silky smooth concoctions — desserts such as creme brulée, mousse, panna cotta and puddings taste of ethereal, transcendental bliss to me. My favorite desserts are also easy to make, can be made in advance and are lovely to behold. This chocolate “mousse”, therefore, fits my criteria for a … Full recipe post »

Filet Mignon with Red Wine-Mushroom Sauce

Cupid’s Favored Love Potion: Combine equal parts pink champagne, cut-out paper hearts, red roses and anything chocolate, with old-school, piano-bar, steak-house glamor; shake well and serve. Nothing tugs at my heartstrings like an old-fashioned, elegant meal sprung from Cupid’s bow; a smooth, buttery steak, a steak as luxurious and as tender is the night. On Valentine’s … Full recipe post »

Lamb with Goat Cheese and Asparagus in Puff Pastry

It’s tough if your birthday falls during the holiday season: your family and friends can kill two birds with one stone. All of your life, “Happy Holidays and Birthday” are the typical wishes festooned to your cards and presents. More times than not, you’ve been shorted a celebration in your honor. Your sister was planning … Full recipe post »

Mussels with Chorizo and Fennel

I confess, my favorite part of  a dish of steamed mussels is the flavor-infused briny brew. Therefore, having  the appropriate “sop” for this sauce, to me, is crucial to their enjoyment. A  freshly baked baguette is a given. But I often serve steamed mussels, and their sauce on a bed of freshly cooked linguini. A dish  … Full recipe post »

Skate with Lemon-Caper Sauce

I’ve eaten skate in restaurants but have never purchased this fish to use in a recipe. While shopping for holiday foods last week, I noticed skate and purchased a couple of “wings.” I froze them, thawed them last night in my fridge, and today finds me online, recipe surfing for skate. Best reviewed recipes for … Full recipe post »

Holiday Chicken Roulade

If you were one  of those kids who loved playing with their dinner–organizing peas and carrots  into tidy little rows, for instance– you will enjoy making Chicken Roulade. If you are an adult who appreciates a deliciously elegant presentation with minimal budgetary stress, you will also enjoy making this dish. It’s easier than you’d  think, … Full recipe post »

Tempura Oysters with Asian Dipping Sauce

If I’m incarcerated, for whatever reason, and am granted one last dinner, every course would include oysters — appetizers to desserts. Perhaps not dessert, but certainly Grilled (or baked) Oysters with Romano and Creole Sauce and Oyster Stew. This is a recipe my brother shared with me; I made it for the first time, and … Full recipe post »

Quince Stuffed with Savory Lamb

Looking for ideas for the upcoming holidays? I suspect there are few fruits in the history of mankind with such tantalizing lore as the quince. In an interview with “The Splendid Table,” noted fruit writer David Karp said that in Tudor and Stuart times, quince marmalade, wrapped in gold foil, was regarded as an aphrodisiac. At medieval … Full recipe post »

Lemon-Dill Chicken Thighs with Artichokes

Looking for ideas for the upcoming holidays? Consider clicking the holiday cookbook : “Thankful for Food” Holiday Collection 50+ Festive dinnerFeed Recipe Suggestions Here’s an easy recipe delivering bright, sunny Mediterranean flavors on a chilly November day. The only real time commitment is the marinating, which is important to the success of the dish. I love juicy … Full recipe post »

Grilled Duck with Cherry Sauce

I’d guess most states in America have several sources of mouth-watering, municipal pride – a local food lover’s destination, perhaps, or culinary product the citizenry reference with great passion. In one state, for instance, the locals may point you in the direction of a barbecue joint, and tell you their pulled pork sandwich was voted … Full recipe post »

Gorgonzola-Pear Dip and Olive-Cheese Nuggets

“Pour me somethin’ tall and strong… Make it a hurricane before I go insane… It’s only half past twelve but I don’t care… It’s five o’clock somewhere” (Verse from Jimmy Buffet and Alan Jackson song: “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere”) My friends and I are are big fans of the “Happy Hour.” Whether we meet at … Full recipe post »

Chicken and Morels over Wild Mushroom Fettucine

Come mid-May, my palate stings for the woodsy taste and inimitable bite of freshly picked Michigan morels. This wizened druid of a fungi has an elusive flavor, hinting of forest, earth and rain. It’s a flavor that will, sadly, vanish if carelessly handled. Every May, hordes of Michiganders head for the forest, especially after a … Full recipe post »

Bahamas: Coconut-Lime Flounder Fillets

“…Put the lime with the coconut, then you feel better” (Harry Nilsson) I understand that this is the third day in a row I’m eating fish. Honestly, I could eat fish most everyday of the year. Why? Because I like it…more than “like”–I adore eating fish, am passionate about it, and would swim the Atlantic … Full recipe post »

Abacos, Bahamas: Fish Tacos

Many schools in Ann Arbor are closed this week for Spring Break. Some folks have seized the opportunity to pack their bags, heading for some exotic destination, leaving the rest of us  behind. Others may find themselves on another sort of journey; a personal journey, perhaps, to unearth treasures buried deep within their soul. Nirvana is reached for some … Full recipe post »

Stir-fried Skinny Rice Noodles with Shrimp and Scallions

The Winter Olympics are an exhilarating time for reveling in the exquisite athletic performance of global human excellence. (“Hey — skating’s on! Don’t touch the remote — it looks like Takahashi is going to try the quadruple toeloop!”) It’s also the time we can breathe a collective, unifying sigh; happily making space on our sofas for the … Full recipe post »