Chicken Chili Verde

Since soup season doesn’t quit here in Michigan, we cooked up this quickie to get us through until fresh green things and berries make an appearance. This one takes about 40 mins and one pot. We are a toast with soup kinda family, but sometimes a melty-cheesy thing on the side is friggen’ necessary.

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Hot Lavender Rum Punch

When we saw the polar vortex rolling into town, we immediately went back to our vacation last month to Prague. We were walking the streets drinking “Hot Lavender Lemonade” as it was called – a honey-y, rummy lemon-y drink that packs a bigger punch than you’d expect. Alton Brown resurrected a recipe for the perfect […]

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Balsamic Sage Cranberry Sauce

It is a damn shame we wait until Thanksgiving day to eat the first cranberries. It’s never enough for me! But what else do they go with? How do you even COOK a cranberry that doesn’t come out of a can? Answer– Everything, and Easily. Spread on toast, or a roasted pork loin, or leftover […]

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Summer Spaghetti

This is the food I grew up eating. This is what I make for myself and my girlbabe when Dale is out of town. This is our summer fall-back on any lazy night.  It is pasta, a little bit of really good dairy, and the season’s best – that’s it. It’s the simple food people […]

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Lemony Avocado Pesto

We’ve been loving up on some citrus all winter. The brightness gets us through the grey doldrums when fresh veggies are few and far between. Avocados and citrus are made for each other in our pesto. They cozy up with all the vegetables for a go-to weeknight dinner. Get a big pot of water boiling and […]

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Allie’s Winter Salad

Our friend Allison made this salad for us while we were staying with her. We loved it so much we forced her to make it again the next day. With the pecans and bleu cheese, it’s hearty enough to stand up to all your big winter meals. The citrus and pomegranate give you the bright […]

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Rosemary Greyhounds

Because it’s 5 o’clock and cold outside but everyone in your house has the flu. You need your vitamin C kick and you refuse to skip happy hour again. This gorgeous babe will get you through the winter doldrums starting tonight and taking you right through to Sunday Brunch. Makes 2.

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My Mother’s Christmas Cookies

After 30 years, the Betty Crocker sugar cookie recipe from our very-old grease-covered copy has morphed into my Mom’s own little concoction. They are perfect – so easy, not too sweet, amazing texture and great frosted (or not.)  Since the holidays are all about family, I’m breaking from my normal format to present this recipe […]

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