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Super-Simple Spinach & Jarlsberg Quiche

A trivia question: Which decade embraced glam rock fashionistas skimpily clad in crushed velour hot pants and sequined halter tops, best observed shimmering and gyrating to acid rock in the purple haze of a lava lamp? If your guess was the seventies, that outfit may well have been your fashion statement. You may also recall … Full recipe post »

Special-Occasion Punch with Fruit & Lavender Ice Ring

Punch bowls recall the high school prom with that ne’er-do-well trouble-maker (you forget his name) sneaking whiskey into the punch, and that dry wedding where you wished someone would sneak whiskey into the punch bowl after an un-air-conditioned, two-hour ceremony in 90-degree heat. Others think of “punch” as a non-alcoholic sugary concoction favored by children. But according to … Full recipe post »

Buckwheat Crepes with Goat Cheese, Wild Mushrooms & Watercress

Dining at Gratzi a couple of months ago, I ordered an appetizer off their seasonal menu: Crespella Grano Saraceno Con Funghi, which the menu described as, “A warm buckwheat crepe filled with roasted mushrooms and soft goat cheese, topped with arugula and tossed in a lemon vinaigrette, garnished with basil oil.” A most savory crepe, … Full recipe post »

Make-Ahead Brunch Strata

(For additional Easter Recipe ideas, click here.) Easter festivities may present unique menu challenges to the home cook. I’m not referring to the celebratory menu, per se; traditional Easter dinner recipes are often engraved in stone, as they very well should be. It could be considered passive-aggressive to replace your mother-in-law’s beloved Maraschino Cherry Glazed … Full recipe post »

Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and what mom wouldn’t be thrilled to have Double-Chocolate Chip Pancakes oozing with Strawberry Syrup served to her. Decadent? You bet. Healthy? You can check off that category, too. For this is, indeed, a super-food recipe for super-moms; the ingredient list is chocked full of such nutrient rich, power-house fare, mom … 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 »

Bi Bim Bop

Bibimbap, Bibimbop, Bi Bim Bop, B-Bop, Tofu bop, Beef Bop, beep beep b-bop…variations of the name have as many variations as the recipes. After this week, I’m on a first name basis, so affectionately refer to this Korean egg, rice and vegetable dish simply as Bop. You’ll have to read yesterday’s saga and recipe regarding my quest for making an … 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 »

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 »

Red, White and Blueberry Smoothie

Happy Memorial Day! It’s a beautiful day! I’m going morel hunting. Here’s a festive smoothie to also welcome in a celebrate the advent (hopefully) of warm weather. Stay safe! (Meijer has 3 1-pint packages of blueberries for $5!) Recipe: Red, White and Blueberry Smoothie Ingredients 6 large strawberries, hulled and washed, plus strawberries for garnish, if desired 1 … Full recipe post »

Fruit, yogurt and granola parfait

I, for one, am delighted that McDonald’s has given us some leaner options. I hate being “forced” to eat fried chicken and mashed potatoes on road trips. (As close friends and family know, I relish any excuse to eat fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, from you-know-who!) It’s an ex-pat Southern thing, I understand, and when I … Full recipe post »

Waffles with Warm Strawberry Compote

Happy Mother’s Day! I recently blogged about the interesting chain of events leading up to the creation of Mother’s Day as a national holiday. My recipe was composed of “Super Foods” for “Super Moms,” and if you’re interested in a deliciously healthy grilled salmon and edamame salad, click here. Today’s recipe is a bit more conventional … Full recipe post »

Peach “Puff” with Strawberry Salsa (recipe from a Cookbook Gift Project)

When Laurie announced her wedding engagement, Rosanne (her future mother-in-law) immediately began deliberating about a special gift to give Laurie at her bridal shower. Perhaps crystal candle sticks, silver goblets or a personalized photo frame? Maybe something practical like a food processor? All of these gifts would have been wonderful and certainly much appreciated by … Full recipe post »

Fried Eggs and Cheesy Tortillas

Sunnyside-up or over-easy? In my book of rules, these are the only questions one should pose to anyone on a Sunday morning. I like it low-key, my eggs over-easy, copious amounts of coffee and the morning newspaper. Sunday mornings are filled with rituals such as this, whether the rituals are of a spiritual nature or … Full recipe post »

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Yesterday was the first early day game of the season. An old friend, Shari, was in town for the game and we were invited to a breakfast tailgate hosted by Michigan students, friends of her son. The menu was chocolate chip pancakes. Shari added an antipasti of salami, fruit, cheese and a thermos of Bellinis … Full recipe post »