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Northern India Cooking Class; Lesson 5: Meatballs (Kofta)

Note: This is the fifth 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 among your friends, staging your own … 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 »

Bulgogi (Korean-Styled Beef)

“What would you eat for your last supper?” That was the question Ann food writer Jessica Webster posed to readers last week. The first response (from treetowncartel) was swift: “The (pork) bulgogi from BeWon, that stuff is heavenly.” The comment startled me, because as I was reading the post I was eating (beef) bulgogi … Full recipe post »

Grilled Flank Steak Fajita Bar

What do you get when you combine a dozen or so hungry revelers, a bare bones, unfamiliar kitchen and a limited time to cook? A fajita party, which was the perfect solution for entertaining friends and family while vacationing in Northern Michigan. Fajitas, ubiquitous in Tex-Mex restaurant chains across America, are accommodating crowd pleasers. They … Full recipe post »

Grilled Blueberry Bison Burgers

It’s interesting to contemplate those life-defining moments that may have influenced one’s destiny: Falling in love, having a child, receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Sinking my teeth into a hamburger was one of my life-defining moments. I was a junior at Michigan; potential career directions were like arrows pointing every which way, including backwards. I … Full recipe post »

Steak Diane

Honoring Mother’s Day this Sunday, I made a dish worthy of the goddesses, specifically Diana, the ancient Roman goddess of the hunt, who inspired the name of the luxurious Sauce Diane. The history of Sauce Diane wasn’t consecrated during the James Beard-Julia Child, swanky New York City steak house era, as often supposed. One might … Full recipe post »

One-Dressing-Fits-All Flank Steak Dinner

One Dressing Fits All! Like a One Size Fits Alllabel on a piece of clothing, I am appreciative of one dressing that can season several items on a plate. Redundant? It depends. Easy? You betcha. If the dressing has a good bone structure, using it to season the entire menu is not as boring as you … Full recipe post »


My favorite part about St. Patty’s Day is the leftover corned beef. On Friday I made a classic New England favorite, Red Flannel Hash, and throughout the weekend we’ve been grilling reubens with the remainder of the corned beef. The following recipe can be switched around if desired. According to Wikipedia, there is a Rachel … Full recipe post »

Corned Beef and Cabbage with Horseradish-Watercress Dressing

(another idea for St.Patty’s Day: Irish Stew with Lamb and Stout) Last week, I put away my Mardi Gras beads, and debated which bacchanalian habit I could cast aside for the Lenten season. A friend of mine is eschewing butter. Heck, butter’s not bad, butter’s good. Perhaps that second glass of wine with dinner. The … Full recipe post »

Pot Roast

Pot roast — a name born of sturdy frugality, a Midwesterner’s no-nonsense response to winter’s brutal chill. Pot roast, a comforting name, to be sure; yet, quote Juliet to Romeo, “…by any other name, would smell as sweet?” I could travel to France and bestow this pot roast, rightfully, a sophisticated, cosmopolitan name — Beef Bourguignon. … 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 »

Beefy Super Bowl Sliders with Pimento Cheese

Letter to Rachel Ray Dear Rach: I don’t care what Anthony Bourdain says about you; you’re brilliant! I was brainstorming a recipe to enhance remote-driven activities for Super Bowl Sunday, and the Pimento-Cheese Sliders I saw in the Rachel Ray December Magazine was just the inspiration I needed. I switched it up, however; Pimento Cheese … Full recipe post »

Rouladen (German Beef Rolls)

Looking for ideas for the upcoming holidays? Consider clicking the holiday cookbook : “Thankful for Food” Holiday Collection 50+ Festive dinnerFeed Recipe Suggestions German legend brings magic to the Christmas Eve landscape. On this holiday, according to various websites, rivers turn to wine, animals speak to each other and the mountains open to reveal precious gems. Even in … Full recipe post »

Transylvanian Beef Stew with Pumpkin Goulash

This is a treasured family recipe dating from my ancestral Transylvania kitchen, or so the legend goes. My husband Richard enjoys telling anyone kind (or bored) enough to listen that I trace my bloodline back to Count Dracula. How insulting! Why does he (and most everyone) automatically associate the stunning Carpathian landscape and rich history … Full recipe post »

Grilled Balsamic Flank Steak Salad

I’m using yesterday’s leftover flank steak, a Balsamic Flank Steak recipe for a simple tossed salad tonight. I often use leftover chicken, seafood or steak to top a salad the next day. It’s a trick restaurants use to utilize leftover cooked proteins (think Caesar Salads topped with proteins), why not incorporate it into your own … Full recipe post »