22 Sep

Carrot and Walnut Muffins

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Carrot Walnut Muffins | Foodinary

This past weekend I saw a roadside farmer’s stand selling humungous bags of carrots.  There is no possible way I could have ever hoped to make enough baked goods, juice, and salads in time to use up all of those carrots before they went bad so I opted out.   However, I did feel inspired […]

15 Sep

The Best Apples for Baking, Eating, & Juicing

Apple Guide | Foodinary

Welcome to Autumn! This is by far one of my favorite times of the year and in order to celebrate one of season’s best ingredients, I’ve created something very special for all of you. Introducing the 2015 Foodinary Apple Guide:  The Best Apples for Baking, Eating, & Juicing. This PDF Guide shares my top picks for […]

09 Sep

Cream Cheese Wontons

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Cream Cheese Wontons

This recipe brings the taste of take-out right to your kitchen! Wontons are absolutely one of my favorite parts of Chinese take-out.  Actually, I take that back.  I love all the appetizer aspects of take-out: egg rolls, crab rangoons, wontons, hot & sour soup, and the list goes on.  To my surprise, cream cheese wontons […]

02 Sep

Black Cherry Ice Cream

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black cherry ice cream

With Labor Day Weekend drawing near, the end of summer is sadly coming faster than I would like.  It only seems appropriate to celebrate with a treat that truly sums up a Michigan summer : Black Cherry Ice Cream. I made this Black Cherry Ice Cream “Philadelphia-Style” instead of in the “French-Style”.  When you make a […]

28 Aug

How to Make a Moscow Mule

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How to Make a Moscow Mule

The Moscow Mule has to be my favorite cocktail of 2015.  It has just 3 simple ingredients but packs a punch of flavor. The Moscow Mule became popular in the 1950s when Jack Morgan, owner of the Cock ‘n’ Bull restaurant in Los Angeles, was trying to push more Ginger Beer.  Ginger Beer is not […]

21 Aug

The Best Homemade Pancakes

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Cinnamon Sugar Pancakes

When I started to make pancakes this morning, I was halfway through mixing the batter when I discovered that I didn’t have any milk!  I have never made pancakes without milk before and haven’t heard of anyone else doing it either.  I was already too far into the mixture and craving pancakes to give up. […]

12 Aug

Zingy Lemon Bars

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Zingy Lemon Bars

I often forget how much I enjoy Lemon Bars.  The zingy lemon filling on top of a crumbly shortbread crust is just delightful so it’s hard to believe the first printed recipe of this classic American dessert didn’t come about until 1963 by Betty Crocker. It’s not a dessert I make often, but it always […]

13 Jul

Kale and Melon Green Juice

Kale and Melon Green Juice

In this season of picnics and barbecues, it can be very easy to overeat.  Now don’t get me wrong, I adore eating ribs, burgers, brats, pasta salad, you name it – but sometimes it can leave you feeling a little stuffed.  After a weekend filled with this heavy but delicious fare I like to make […]

18 Jun

Bortell’s Fisheries

Bortell's Fisheries

If you’re a fan of fried or smoked fish, this is a great little gem in Northern Michigan.  Located in Ludington, Michigan near the shores of Lake Michigan, Bortell’s is a family owned operation that specializes in serving fried fish cooked to order. I had heard a lot of great reviews of this place which […]

09 Jun

French Lentil Salad

Recipe 5 Comments by Beth
French Lentil Salad

Lentils aren’t something that I typically cook up in my kitchen.  Mostly because I don’t have many recipes in my repertoire that taste that great…  So I honestly had written off these little legumes until I read “My Paris Kitchen” by David Lebovitz I received this superb cookbook from my cousin, Sam, this past Christmas. […]


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