Heirloom Tomato Tart

I saw this recipe in a Facebook group that I’m in, a group for bakers to share during these crazy times of Covid-19. It looked really good and fairly straightforward so I gave it a go, it is originally from The New York Times. One of the best things of the “Covid Era” has beenContinue reading “Heirloom Tomato Tart”

Morning Glory Muffins

All I can say about these muffins is, thank goodness I finally got around to trying the recipe!! To me, they are perfection in one hand for breakfast. Packed full of fresh and healthy ingredients, they came together quickly, made the house smell great, and made just the right amount. I found the recipe throughContinue reading “Morning Glory Muffins”

Have you had a Saskatoon?

Well, this is my first batch, and they are very interesting! I stumbled on these berries while horse showing, over the last two years, near Traverse City, Michigan. I kept seeing signs on the roads leading to the show grounds for U-pick Saskatoons. I had no idea what these were, and last year I leftContinue reading “Have you had a Saskatoon?”

Bang Bang Corn! 🌽 From Delish.com

My current obsession is fresh sweet corn on the grill, so when I saw this recipe from Delish.com I just had to try it. Everything the recipe calls for is likely in your kitchen, perhaps you need to add some Sweet Chili Sauce to your grocery list. That’s an easy one, you can find itContinue reading “Bang Bang Corn! 🌽 From Delish.com”

Juiciest Pork Chops!

Say “no more” to dry, tough chops, impress your family with these wonderful, moist, tender pork chop beauties! The secret is in the method, you can really use and seasoning that you are in the mood for. One key point, is to make sure your meat is room temperature. It’s best to take them outContinue reading “Juiciest Pork Chops!”

Apricot Almond Cake

With a haul of fresh apricots from a local farm stand, I set about finding ways to use them and enjoy the fresh sweet-tart flavor. Today, I settled on an Apricot Almond Cake, the bonus was that I had everything I needed already on hand. I used a recipe, as a base, I found fromContinue reading “Apricot Almond Cake”

Chocolate Chip Cherry Bars 🍒 from @averiesunshine

Kirsch means cherry in German, so it natural that we Kirsches gravitate towards these sweet treats. These were the perfect project today, I’m surrounded by fresh cherries everywhere I go up here in Michigan! The stores are full of them, farmstands are bursting with fruit from local orchards, and little stands with honor boxes dotContinue reading “Chocolate Chip Cherry Bars 🍒 from @averiesunshine”

Melon Caprese Salad, or Skewers if you want!

I spotted the idea for this salad on one of my favorite Instagram accounts, @whatsgabycookin. She did them as appetizer skewers, with the addition of Honeydew melon, and they were so beautiful. I decided to toss what I had into a bowl and present it as a side salad, it turned out great and wasContinue reading “Melon Caprese Salad, or Skewers if you want!”

Maple BBQ Pork Rub

Ingredients 4 pork loin chops 2 tablespoon Maple sugar 2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Combine all ingredients for the rub in a small bowl and set aside. Preheat grill on medium high (around 400 degrees F) for 10 minutes. Coat theContinue reading “Maple BBQ Pork Rub”

Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

After the delightful dinner we had from Alinea last weekend, I’ve been eager to try a fresh herb vinaigrette made from herbs from my herbs garden, aka “walk up salad bar”. So I did it! This is the framework for the recipe, I think it can be tweaked and adjusted to fit most anything. IContinue reading “Fresh Herb Vinaigrette”