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VERSATILE NAAN BREAD MAKES GREAT PIZZAS

VERSATILE NAAN BREAD MAKES GREAT PIZZAS

The first time I made these for the family, they were an instant hit with adults and kids alike.  And talk about easy…about 15 minutes total work/cooking time and only three ingredients.  What’s not to like about that?! The base for these quick pizza-like...

SUMMER TIME AND THE COOKIN’ IS EASY…

SUMMER TIME AND THE COOKIN’ IS EASY…

Farro is one of my favorite grains: easy to cook, holds up well in a salad, has a great nutty flavor and chewy texture.  Personally, I think it is the most satisfying of grains that are good for us. It is also versatile, inexpensive, readily available, and sits nicely...

POOR BOY FILLETS: RICH TASTING AND EASY TO MAKE

POOR BOY FILLETS: RICH TASTING AND EASY TO MAKE

I am not much of a beef eater, but everyone else in our family loved it when I served Poor Boy Fillets. The name comes from the fact that these beefy rolls are made with ground sirloin instead of sirloin steak. Since this recipe only has 4 ingredients and is so easy...

TUNA DIP CAN BE USED MANY WAYS, SO CAN THE MICROPLANE

TUNA DIP CAN BE USED MANY WAYS, SO CAN THE MICROPLANE

I must admit I am a sucker for kitchen gadgets.  So, this month I plan on featuring a favorite kitchen tool and related recipe, so you, too, can enjoy my passion. Just what you wanted, right?!  I will also highlight some previous recipes that use...

BOK CHOY SOUP WITH MEATBALLS

BOK CHOY SOUP WITH MEATBALLS

NOTHIN' LIKE SOUP THERAPY Well, okay, maybe homemade bread therapy, too. That's probably why whenever I make soup to take to someone who is under the weather, I usually also make bread. Soup, bread, salad--a perfect meal to take to someone who is a bit under the...

EASY AND QUICK TWO INGREDIENT MARINADE; WORKS ON ANYTHING.

EASY AND QUICK TWO INGREDIENT MARINADE; WORKS ON ANYTHING.

TWO INGREDIENT MARINADE FOR PORK, CHICKEN, FISH OR VEGETABLES If you are short on time, and don’t have much time or energy to get food on the table, then this recipe is for you.  You just combine two ingredients in equal parts: soy sauce and maple syrup. The only...

COMFORT AND JOY: HOMEMADE SOUP HITS THE SPOT!

COMFORT AND JOY: HOMEMADE SOUP HITS THE SPOT!

WARM UP WITH SOUP My husband Allen used to tease me about having a "three degree comfort zone". I get too cold if the temperature is under 70, and too hot if the temperature is over 72. In Michigan, I start feeling cold in the fall.  That usually starts in...

NOT YOUR AVERAGE COWBOY BAKED BEANS

NOT YOUR AVERAGE COWBOY BAKED BEANS

BAKED BEAN HEAVEN I often post recipes that my husband Allen liked.  However, I don’t think anyone likes this casserole as much as my son, Karl.  Last time I made it, I gave it to him to take and finish cooking at home. He sent me a text, “I really love that baked...

WILD AND WONDERFUL WHISKEY SALMON

WILD AND WONDERFUL WHISKEY SALMON

MARINATE FISH IN BOURBON WHISKEY Although I have always used salmon in this recipe, you can certainly adapt the marinade for other fish.  Some good substitutes for salmon include Arctic Char, Cod, Haddock, Bluefish, Mahi Mahi, Tilefish.  Now that I think about it,...

EASY AND LUSCIOUS HONEYED CHICKEN

EASY AND LUSCIOUS HONEYED CHICKEN

HONEYED CHICKEN My mother-in-law gave me this recipe soon after Allen and I were married. It used a whole, cut up chicken and took about an hour in the oven.  The lengthy cooking converted the thin soupy mixture into a smooth and luscious sauce.   I had to...

BEST KOFTA IN THE MIDWEST!

BEST KOFTA IN THE MIDWEST!

GROUND LAMB KOFTA When I first met my husband Allen, and we would go out to restaurants, he always wanted to go somewhere for good ol’ American cuisine.  I always wanted to explore ethnic restaurants.  We learned to compromise, but he would almost always order beef...

SPECIAL REQUEST: CHANGE SHRIMP TO CHICKEN

SPECIAL REQUEST: CHANGE SHRIMP TO CHICKEN

THAI-STYLE CHICKEN AND BROCCOLI After posting the recipe for Broiled Shrimp and Broccoli, I was asked if chicken could be substituted for the shrimp. I decided to try it since it was such a good idea.  Then, I started wondering if it would work with tofu, also.  I...