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Asian Cabbage Pancakes with Spicy Bean Dipping Sauce

This easy, healthy recipe will satisfy three or four appetites, any cravings for upscale Asian cuisine, and cost less than 5 bucks to make. Even less, as in my case, as I’ve yet to harvest my purple cabbages (albeit, a bit frozen at the core) resting happily in the backyard. Who says the Michigan vegetable gardening season is short … 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 »

Curried Couscous-Lentil Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

What’s that? Black sesame seeds in the dry arborio rice? On closer inspection, it turns out these odd black specks in the rice have tiny wings. Ick! Pantry Pests! If you’re not ruthless using up half-filled containers of grains, wheat and legumes in storage, and don’t keep them in air-tight containers (guilty!) – sometimes these … Full recipe post »

Scarola e Faciole: White Bean and Escarole Soup with Homemade Pancetta

“Yumm… greens and beans,” said our buddy Joe Spallina, inhaling the simmering pork and rosemary in my version of Scarola e Faciole, a thick, aromatic soup of escarole and white beans. Joe is a technology wizard and pays my husband, Richard, and I an occasional visit, bestowing lessons and imparting kernels of wisdom to assuage our computer-challenged … Full recipe post »

Carrot Soup with Thai Flavors

Hey readers. It’s me — Peggy. I feel so alone. Like I’m penning scriptures to roll into a bottle, then cast into the ocean for some lonely heart to read. Could that lonely heart be you? Are you actually out there reading — gasp — a food blog? And after the exigencies of Thanksgiving, no less. Don’t … 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 »

Northern India Cooking Class: Lesson 2: Cauliflower (Phool Gobi)

Note: This is the second of seven recipe installments, which compose a classic Northern Indian Feast. Fine Indian cuisine is not noted for its brevity. The good news is that each of Achla Karnani’s recipes may be made well in advance, then reheated prior to serving. Or divide the recipes amongst your friends, staging your own … Full recipe post »

Turkey Cutlets with Apple Cider Sauce

Oh dear — we’re approaching the threshold of the holidays. A time of year when appetites know no boundaries and good judgment regarding fat intake is the exception, rarely the rule. Fortunately it’s also sweater season, which covers the extra inch padding my girth. So I climb into my baggy pants (which make me feel … 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 »

Prune Plum Compote

Here’s a recipe for those of us too worn out to fuss with canning, pickling and putting up stuff, but still enjoy savoring a bit of Michigan’s autumn bounty and fruits of our (minimal) effort through the winter. I ran into my next door neighbor, Krystyna, at Hiller’s a couple of days ago as she was shoveling … Full recipe post »

Grilled Zucchini and Red Pepper Roll-Ups with Goat Cheese

Pity the zucchini. Yesterday’s Farmers Market witnessed kids pointing and sniggering at one gargantuan, misshapen beast. My impulse was to drape my sweater over its lizard-like skin to avoid it suffering further indignities. The indecisive days between summer and fall, shifting from swollen heat to bracing winds, produce these overfed contortionists — a far cry … 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 »

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 »

Broccoli and Farro Salad with Feta

I recently purchased a Fine Cooking Magazine - “Cookfresh 2011″ - that has some enticing takes on vegetables and grains. In fact, for the kinds of dishes I’m craving this Spring, it’s has more tempting recipes than most magazines I’ve purchased of late. Today’s yummy surprise was the recipe I followed using farro and roasted broccoli. I’ve … Full recipe post »

Lamb and Lentil Soup with Tuscan Kale

I’ve made variations on this  soup in past blogs, but this recipe will be even better because I have (trumpet fanfare)…a meaty lamb bone to make the stock. Last week I made a boneless leg of lamb in puff pastry and asked the butcher to save the bone for me after he boned it. To … Full recipe post »