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Beer-Braised Pork Loin Roast with and Apple-Kraut

The past decade in America has witnessed a food culture smitten with anything to do with the pig, with locavore enthusiasts staging snout to tail dinners and bacon being infused into everything from ice cream to bourbon. Ann Arbor could rightly be named capital of this pork-centric nation; local business owners priding themselves on offering … Full recipe post »

October Apple-Palooza

A palooza’s defined as the art of throwing an extravagant, bawdy party with a bunch of friends. It’s been a fabulous year for apples  in Northern Michigan–everywhere you turn there’s a roadside stand groaning under their weight. So I’ve put together a palooza of some of my favorite recipes which incorporate apples–the recipe links may be found beneath the … 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 »

Apple Cider Glazed Chicken Breasts with Apples and Pears

I’m friends with a couple that speak of themselves as if they were harvested from an orchard. He refers to himself as an apple, and she claims to be a pear. In today’s fruity vernacular, they are referring to their body types. He says he’s a typical man, larger on top and smaller bellow. She … 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 »

Beer-Braised Brats and Bacon with Apple Kraut

What do you get when you combine brats and beer on a autumn weekend? Pre-game celebrations,in Anywhere, America. What do you get when you combine Black Oak Farm brats and bacon and then pour a Founder’s brewed beer into the pair? Michigan football celebrations, be it U-M, State, Eastern, or other colleges across the state. During football season, I’m … Full recipe post »

Gingered Three-Apple Salad

Not including local apples in some fashion in an October menu is highly suspect, a gross omission from my point of view. I liken it to forgetting to buy the wine for a dinner party – not advisable. Apples are to October as are golden red leaves to sugar maples. I made this big batch … Full recipe post »

Maple-Glazed Butternut Squash and Apples

I insist my refrigerated, half-used condiments justify the square footage they occupy. I’m not impressed with idle squatters or those tricked-out divas of the fancy food world. All condiments must be able to perform double-duty in recipes to justify their valuable real estate. Bottled salad dressings, for instance, should be able to play second string … Full recipe post »

Apple-Hickory Smoked Chicken

This morning I woke up from a nightmare. I was the cooking wench for the House of Stark in their ancestral castle of Winterfell, located in Westeros, the northernmost province of the Seven Kingdoms. I had just pulled these birds from the pit as winter fell, promising to linger for many, many years. Yes, indeed. The weather is a … Full recipe post »

Southwest Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Maybe it’s the recipe for Corn-Bread, Chipotle and Smoked Paprika stuffing that sounds so tasty. Or, perhaps, the Adobo Blend rub I plan to rub into the turkey. But for the first time in 30 years, I’m messing with my family’s traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Putting chipotles and cumin into our traditional Butternut Squash and Apple … Full recipe post »

October Flavors: Recipes Using Apples

In step with the rhythm of the season, October apples are incorporated into as many of my recipes as possible. I’ve put together a slide show (with accompanying links beneath the recipes) of some my favorite recipes incorporating apples. They wear the test of time. Baked Apples Stuffed with Orange-Scented Sweet Potatoes ♦ Apple Cider Glazed Chicken Breasts with Apples and … Full recipe post »

Sausages & Apples in Hard-Cider Sauce

In November, no day is complete without eating a fresh-from-the-tree apple or two. Au natural is the simplest, of course, but sliced and enjoyed with an accompaniment of sharp Cheddar or smoked fish, apples make a fine prelude to a meal – as apple pies, apple crisps, and apple crumbles make a satisfying conclusion. But … Full recipe post »

Harvest Chili

October sun slants low, gradations of gold lie warped, creeping across the kitchen. I venture outside and revel in late afternoon’s warmth spreading across my back. Sleeveless, inhaling the musk of decaying leaves racked into piles, I cling to the heat of an Indian Summer day. But the squash know better. In markets and gardens … Full recipe post »

Baked Apples stuffed with Orange-Scented Sweet Potatoes

Life is complex; these days, more so than ever. Planning my family’s Thanksgiving dinner provides an escape hatch, if only for a moment. I can contemplate menu challenges instead of what course America should take to balance the budget. For instance, my husband, Richard, wants mashed sweet potatoes and the kids want yukon golds. Two potatoes are … Full recipe post »

The Pig’s Punch – a perfect holiday cocktail to serve with pork.

Here’s a drink to whet your whistle from Lucy Carnaghi, a bartender at Zingerman’s Roadhouse. Some folks think a family is lucky if it includes a doctor or lawyer in the brood. Maybe so, but I feel lucky that my son’s dating Lucy, who made this special drink to kick off our holiday festivities. “I … Full recipe post »