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Simple Orange Glaze

This winter I’ve tried to be a bit more frugal, and a bit healthier.   I’ve gotten into eating plain yogurt, quinoa or rice with a bit of honey or maple syrup with cashews, sunflower seeds, mandarin oranges, avocado  - whatever I have available.  It's actually quite...

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Honey + Chocolate = Candy

I don’t know about you, but honey and chocolate are two of my favorite foods. It truly is hard to have a favorite, I know - but seriously when Genji from Great Lakes Bee Co was at Frederick Meijer Gardens with me in July 2016 and gave me this great idea for a honey...

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Orange Broccoli Salad

   I love fresh fruits and vegetables! Truly I do, and so when Alan at Kingma’s market asked me to sample the Chilean Orange and Broccoli Salad this past weekend, how could I say no! The oranges were fragrant and juicy, the broccoli crisp, and the vinaigrette, one of...

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Pesto

I was recently posting on Facebook about my productive days that I've had.  It's really quite unusual that I get so much done!  Several people have asked for my pesto recipe, and here's where I had to laugh internally.  I have a basic recipe, but as my husband Jeff...

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Visser Farms Fresh Chopped Vegetable Salad

Its farmers market time in Michigan. August has to be one of the best times for fresh food for a foodie like me! My friendly farmer Case Visser and Visser Farms asked me to create a fresh “something” to help showcase his produce. Of course I said YES! Case and his...

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Sweet Corn Risotto

It is sweet corn time in Michigan!  And it's that time of the year where dozen's of ears of sweet corn make it to my home via the farmers markets and roadside stands! Recently I was doing a chef demonstration - and Sweet Corn Risotto came to mind.  Risotto is easy,...

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Dog Treats

I love my dogs, so much so that I make dog biscuits!  Yes I do, a small labor of love for my furry babies!  I recently had my niece Abby at the house for a week, and I taught her how to make these treats for her dog Nikki!  It’s really quite simple, a bit messy, and...

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Tomato Basil Pesto Eggs

http://fox17online.com/2015/06/24/chef-rees-cast-iron-recipes/I didn't get the chance to get any pictures, and this is a lovely dish, so I thought I would post it anyway!   Tomato Basil Pesto Eggs Heat your cast iron pan over a medium flame.  This should take about 15...

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Michigan Asparagus with Egg and Chorizo

(adapted from The Tasting Table)   Its asparagus time in Michigan, one of my favorite times of the year!  Beautiful fresh local bright and local Michigan Asparagus!  I was recently at Kingma’s Market in Grand Rapids and the asparagus had my heart singing!  It’s one of...

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Cast Iron Pan

  I love my cast iron pans, but I admit, I don’t use them as much as I should - so the other day when located them I was appalled at the shape I left them in.   Yes this was my pan, not to long ago!  Seriously, what was I thinking? There are several ways to take care...

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