Spatchcock Pesto Chicken

I saw perfectly sized whole young chIckes at the market the other day so I grabbed one. I love to dress these in this manner, it really results in an evenly cooked bird that is flavorful and juicy, and it cooks in less time. If you have never spatchcocked a chicken, it is quite easy,Continue reading “Spatchcock Pesto Chicken”

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”

The best thing about Taco Tuesday is leftovers for Taco Salad Thursday

The best thing about making turkey tacos, are the leftovers! Everything thrown together makes a fast, easy, and delicious lunch later in the week. I just chop up some romaine lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado, and use up any leftover diced white onion, then toss it all on a plate. Top it with some warmed upContinue reading “The best thing about Taco Tuesday is leftovers for Taco Salad Thursday”

Copy Cat French Silk Pie!

After seeing this recipe shared by a friend on Facebook, I just had to try it. French Silk pie from Baker’s Square, formerly Poppin Fresh in my high school days, has to be my all time kryptonite. In HS we used to buy a whole pie, and grab a couple of forks, and watch itContinue reading “Copy Cat French Silk Pie!”

“Gobble ‘em Up Turkey Burgers” & “Clean out the Fridge Pasta Salad”

Anything poultry seems to fly in our house. (Ok, that was bad… ) We really like turkey burgers on the grill all year round, but particularly in the summer when the side dishes can be garden fresh. My “Gobble ‘em Up” turkey burgers are just a couple of ingredients, but in my opinion, they areContinue reading ““Gobble ‘em Up Turkey Burgers” & “Clean out the Fridge Pasta Salad””

Chicken with Mango Salsa & Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, onion, and Cranberries

I had a taste for something different, at least from what I’ve had lately, so I found this recipe at Creme de la Crumb. I used chicken thighs, instead of breasts, and it cooked up fast and delicious. The grill rub for the chicken had a nice flavor, and a little kick, the mango salsaContinue reading “Chicken with Mango Salsa & Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, onion, and Cranberries”

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”