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Cajun Bronzed Scallops

I love pan-blackened seafood, the Louisiana technique for pan-searing proteins, but making it at home jeopardizes my family’s safety. The red hot pan is a serious hazard with children in the kitchen, and the smoke-filled kitchen necessitates removing the batteries from the smoke alarm for the day. Unless your kitchen is equipped with superior, restaurant-quality … Full recipe post »

Gumbo Ya Ya

Gumbo isn’t so much a recipe as it is a state of mind, complete with secret language and poetic license. “Gumbo” connotes one-too-many hurricanes. One, a cloud-funneled storm, the other, a rum-based drink experienced in a feverish pitch of shiny beads and parades. “Gumbo Ya-Ya” recalls chattering women cooking in the French Quarter. The “Experience New … Full recipe post »

Classic Chocolate Soufflé

Happy Valentine’s Day! Love, cyber-kisses and everything chocolate to all of you! My Valentine’s Day present to myself is an easy yet elegant, make-ahead dessert. I don’t like scrambling around in the kitchen at the last minute so appreciate any recipe that can be assembled in advance; especially a romantic and fanciful recipe, such as … Full recipe post »

Chocolate Truffles

He  gazed into her dark brown eyes, transfixed by her mesmerizing stare, melting suddenly into deep pools of infinite desire. “What do you want from me?” he huskily breathed. “Chocolate, chocolate!” she gasped, collapsing into the sheets, burrowing her head into pillows of eiderdown and ticking, now stained with hot, wet tears… Whew! Turn down … Full recipe post »

Duck Breasts with Raspberry Sauce

“If music be the food of love, play on!” This famous Shakespearean quote, according to the Phrase Meaning website, refers to Orsini requesting an excess of music to sate his obsession with love, much in the way food satisfies one’s appetite. On Valentine’s Day, my husband and I bathe in excessive amounts of both food and music. … Full recipe post »

Savory Braised Short Ribs

(We took a break from our January detox menu–savoring the comfort and smells of braised short ribs for dinner tonight!) I’m assuming since you’re reading this blog, you are comfortable with the French verb “sauté”, which commonly means to cook food in a bit of fat over direct heat, such as the burner on your … Full recipe post »

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Detox Resolution Recipe Series: Using whole grains, vegetables, lean meats and healthier fats in recipes that you may find taste really good! My friend Kathy is visiting from Colorado and  came down with a miserable cold. Thankfully the symptoms aren’t alarming enough to warrant drugs, so  I’m reverting to the age-old restorative cure: Chicken Noodle … Full recipe post »

Donna’s Egg Nog Custard

Yesterday’s dinnerFeed featured Arctic Char with a Pistachio Crust, a savory recipe from a recent dinner party I attended. The host, Donna Newsom, concluded her masterful meal with a heavenly custard, the perfect dessert to bring in the New Year. Donna used Michigan creamery’s Guernsey eggnog, insistent that “these little gems” would not be as wonderful if … Full recipe post »

Sherried Shrimp Bisque

Christmas Eve Dinner: 48 hour Countdown: Make Shrimp Bisque Thumbing through cooking magazines is amusing  bedtime reading material, especially at this time of the year. “Ho-Ho-Ho: Who are you kidding?”, I mumble, scrutinizing ambitious holiday menus that, supposedly, can be pulled off within the span of several hours. Does the cook get to eat? The only … Full recipe post »

Beef Tenderloin Canapés, and holiday survival tips

Like it or not, the holidays are upon us. Ironically it’s this time of the year when I most appreciate fluffy slippers and recliners but find myself, instead, standing for hours on end in heels. The cocktail party is the culprit. But I love them anyway. I’m brain dead in November and December so I … Full recipe post »

Classic Bouillaibaisse

Visualize you’re in Marseilles, France, the gateway to Provence and largest seaport town on the Mediterranean coastline. You listen to the clamor of seaport sounds in Vieux Port and the swell of the sea on the scraggly shoreline; you gaze at the sky as dusk turns the heavenly azure a fiery red; finally you savor … Full recipe post »

Chocolate Truffles with Bacon

For the record, I am fully aware that the Chocolate & Bacon combo headlines was yesterday’s news. I am also aware that my 1979 Dion Von Furstenberg wrap dress should never have gone out of style–it still looks great but I can’t find a replacement. Hopefully the pairing of chocolate with bacon doesn’t go the … Full recipe post »

Filet Mignon with Cranberry-Zinfandel Sauce

Food, like music, is a sensual pleasure summoning old memories from Christmas past.  I’m fantasizing  a holiday dish that will complement the lush, albeit scratchy, tunes from my Bing Crosby White Christmas album. I want to re-ignite memories of old-school, piano-bar, steak-house glamour, and serve up a steak with a texture as smooth and buttery … Full recipe post »

Pan-Seared Lamb Chops

Richard and I are pounding the pavements of Main Street to fill the family stockings. He’s been quizzing me as to what I’d like to unwrap on Christmas morning. The items I’ve coveted, stopping me dead in my tracks, are the heirloom cutting boards displayed at Selo/Shevel Gallery. (Are you reading this, Richard?) These masterpieces are … Full recipe post »

Sole Meuniere

Butter and bacon have enjoyed  a recent flourish of attention in the past year. Did flavor really ever go out  of fashion? On a local Ann Arbor level, the original and wonderful book “Zingerman’s  Guide to Better Bacon”, by Zingerman co-owner Ari Weinzweig, explores the marvelous world of really good bacon and bacon fat. On a … Full recipe post »