Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps. A healthy 30 Minute Meal from

You see those lettuce wraps up there? That’s another Unicorn Meal for our household: an extremely rare meal that pleases them all, even the no-veg contingent. Somehow lettuce leaves as delivery vehicle for meat works in their minds, and I’m surely not going to out their contradictory stance on it because OHMYGOSH this is a…

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Maple Garlic Pepper Rub

Maple Garlic Pepper Rub for Chicken and Pork #spicerubs

A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of judging a Cooking with Maple Syrup contest at the Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford, NY. The winning entry was a maple glazed chicken recipe that I’ll share at a future date. Today, though is all about one of the ingredients in the recipe….

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Honey Cardamom Poached Pears

Honey Cardamom Poached Pears on Mascarpone #dessert #healthydessert

This is a reprint of my March 6th column that ran in the Traverse City Record-Eagle because this recipe was too good not to share here. I’m a little romantic about food. I’m sure that comes as a not-surprise-at-all to many of you who have been reading me for years. Food is how I show…

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Fish Chowder made with Cod and Dill

Fish Chowder made with Cod and Dill #chowder #soup #Lent

You know why I never order chowder when I go out to eat? It’s because chowder is a food that I want to hunker over with my face just inches from the bowl sniffing it and generally behaving like a happy animal. Chowder is comfort food writ large for me and comfort food is meant…

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Korean Miso and Honey Glazed Cod {20 minute meal}

Korean Miso and Honey Glazed Cod. #fish #Asian #lent

This miso, honey, soy, garlic, and ginger glazed cod is perfectly cooked at lightning speed. It takes longer to cook the accompaniments than it does to get your gorgeous main dish on the table and it’s perfect for either a quiet dinner at home or entertaining during Lent. I love fish. Love. It. I love…

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Caramelized Onion and Butter Mashed Potatoes

Caramelized Onion and Butter Mashed Potatoes. Velvety, rich, smooth and packed with flavour. #butter #potatoes

I remember hearing once that the über-chef Joël Robuchon believed the ideal ratio of potatoes to fat in mashed potatoes was 2-to-1 by weight. I also remember thinking it was nutty. Two pounds potatoes to one POUND of butter? Sure, Joël. Sure. …Then one day I was making mashed potatoes -as in, I had already…

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Philly Cheesesteak Stew

Philly Cheesecake Stew in Sourdough Bread Bowls #ComfortFood #Stew

Friends are good. Friends that share great recipes with you are especially good. My friend Mary texted me the other day and asked, “Are you a fan of Philly cheesesteak sandwiches?” My response was something dorky like, “I am a fan of all sandwiches.” She told me she had stumbled upon a recipe for Philly…

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Mocha Marshmallow Pops

Mocha Marshmallow Pops a 2

My Valentine-for-life is a funny bird. The man is macho. He loves football, guns, archery, digging ditches in our yard, playing screaming electric guitar, building things, winter camping, and going on speed hikes through the woods. He’s an unapologetic geek. True, he’s an engineer and that’s part of the package, but it’s way more than…

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