10 Jul

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Black Bean and Corn Salad | Foodinary

Hello Friends! It has been a while since my last appearance here on Foodinary.  It has not been from a lack of cooking (or eating for that matter!) but from lack of passion for blogging.  I am a firm believer that if something isn’t bringing me joy, I would much rather focus my energies elsewhere. […]

27 Dec

Blackbird, Chicago

Blackbird | Foodinary

There are too many restaurants that toss together meals as if they were on an assembly line – even if you have great ingredients, if not given the care and respect they deserve, the true essence and potential of those ingredients can be lost.  It really is inspiring when you have a meal crafted with creativity […]

07 Dec

Sugar Cookies with Peppermint Icing

Sugar Cookies with Peppermint Icing

There’s nothing quite like a cut-out sugar cookie in December.  I love the whole experience of cranking up Bing Crosby and Burl Ives on the radio, having a counter full of cookies, icing, and sprinkles, and the Christmas tree twinkling in the background. This year, I decided that I wanted to make all of my […]

22 Sep

Carrot and Walnut Muffins

Recipe 1 Comment by Beth
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

Recipe 2 Comments by Beth
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

Recipe 4 Comments by Beth
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

Recipe 4 Comments by Beth
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

Recipe 3 Comments by Beth
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

Recipe 1 Comment by Beth
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 […]

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