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Instant Pot Classic Marinara and Her Distant Cousins (a no-recipe recipe)

My kids gave me an Instant Pot for Mother’s Day. Both passionate cooks, they told me they couldn’t imagine life without the contraption. But, to be honest, I rolled my eyes when opening the box—the last thing I need is another kitchen gadget cluttering my counters. That’s until I spied a yogurt button on the panel. I can make … Full recipe post »

Clay Pot Chicken, Rice and Lentils

Update: 1 cup of wild rice and 1 cup of farro both cook at the same time (as long as they’re not quick cook) and work great as a base for the chicken in this recipe, too. This morning we woke up to the first real snow of the year––good thing I’d purchased a chicken. … Full recipe post »

Five-Minute Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Spread

Coming off a four-week, super-intense editing of my next book, “The Welcome Home Diner”, a contemporary novel about two women opening a diner on Detroit’s east side. I get why writers isolate themselves during the process. I was assigned  a well-seasoned editor determined to squeeze the best book that she could out of me. The verdict will be in the hands of … Full recipe post »

Home Away in Barbados: Marlin Steaks Bajan-Styled

Traveling pleasures, for me, include exploring food markets and trying my hand at local cuisines. We’ve just returned from Barbados, the most easterly island in the West Indies; a 3 1/2 hour flight south from Miami, and then another hour flight south to Venezuela. When traveling, Richard and I often rent a VRBO, a subsidiary of Home Away,  Flip Key (owned by Trip Advisor) … Full recipe post »

Pickled Herring for the “Eves” (a shortcut)

We may be jipped out of a white Christmas in Michigan this year, but the promise of the family rejoined and traditions re-lit has me craving pickled herring. In past years I’ve been lucky enough to receive it––scratch-made––from my Polish neighbor, Krystyna, the week before our family celebrates Christmas and the New Year. This year she’s left … Full recipe post »

Tricked-Out Ramen for Beat-Back Souls

A bleak, rainy day in April finds me hungry, deliriously jet-lagged, and loathe to venture far to replenish our larder. We’ve been roaming the bottom of the earth for several weeks, and have returned to the remnants of Michigan’s most ruthless of winters – snarly friends and pitted piles of sooted, melting ice lie in … Full recipe post »

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 »

Quinoa with Black Beans, Avocado & Corn

Craving a dinner that’s light on her feet? Here’s an easy vegetarian supper that’s a nutritional super-star; take a look at the ingredient list and see for yourself. It’s a meal in itself,  the perfect side, and watch it fly away at a pot-luck; seems everyone wants a break from those expected salads laden with … Full recipe post »

Baked Lemon-Mint Salmon Fillet with Roasted Potatoes

Here’s an easy one pan dinner recipe where the dressing works double-duty to season the salmon as well as the roasted potatoes. Here’s how it works: Make the dressing and use part of it to marinate the salmon. While the salmon is marinating, preheat your oven then roast the potatoes several minutes. Remove the potatoes from the oven, make space … Full recipe post »

Curried Mussels with Coconut Milk and Lemongrass

Here’s a dish that requires minimal effort; a recipe of reprieve after a tedious week spent in preparation for Thanksgiving. But this is not a dull dish, mind you, for these coconut-curried infused mussels and clams are festive enough for ushering in the holiday season, which is – sigh – officially underway. Too weary to … Full recipe post »

Super-Quick Savory Salmon

Combining mayonnaise and Dijon mustard, then spreading the mixture over fish fillets prior to baking, is a simple recipe mom often made for us, way back in the prehistoric sixties. It remains a super-fast recipe I often turn to when I’ve little time to fuss. The mayonnaise she used was better than the one I used — … Full recipe post »

Baked Salmon with Toasted Walnuts and Mixed Green Salad

Here’s another healthy and easy to prepare recipe. The vinaigrette works overtime serving as a marinade for the salmon and a dressing for the greens. I choose the heady flavor of Fustini Walnut Oil, available in Kerrytown shops, and combined it with my favorite mustard for making vinaigrettes: Maille course or smooth Dijon. A bit … Full recipe post »

Seared Lamb Chops with Artichoke-Mint Salad

Here’s a lovely, super quick and easy recipe for a Springtime supper. I found it in an old beloved cookbook –Molly O’Neill’s, “A Well-Seasoned Appetite”. I saw another blog reproducing her recipe to the letter (with no attribution!) that added pine nuts, which would have added a nice crunch. Per O-Neill’s recipe, I used lamb … Full recipe post »

Clay Pot Chicken & Rice

“You call yourself a food writer and have never cooked in clay?” JC was teasing me, but I felt heat rising up my neck, and it wasn’t from a hot oven. (Which brings me to the holy grail of earthenware cookery: Never put a clay pot in a preheated oven; it may crack.) “When you’re … Full recipe post »

Baked Cod with Tomatoes and Herbs

Most people are moving too fast to cook slow. You know this, no revelation. What’s left of you after a not-enough-time-to-breathe workday collapses over a menu at the next swabbed table. Other evenings find you and your child studying for tomorrow’s test as the car idles, waiting for dinner to be handed through a drive-through window. … Full recipe post »