Asparagus Soup 

I love asparagus. My husband loves asparagus too. Last weekend, I decided to make an asparagus purée to accompany our lamb chops for dinner. The purée was delicious. This weekend, using the same concept, I decided to make asparagus soup. It too, was delicious! This is an easy recipe and it yields a hearty soup. […]

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Matcha Tea Latte

I’ve been somewhat obsessed with Matcha powder. I picked up a can of Culinary Matcha by Matcha Love a few months ago, at Meijer, and I never looked back. I made cookies, I add it to my smoothies, and I have other visions for it. So stay tuned. Here’s a recipe I’ve beed using for […]

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Cream of Cauliflower Soup with Red Beet Chips

I received Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc at Home cookbook as a birthday gift in December of 2016. Thomas Keller is a well-known chef and James Beard Foundation award winner.The first recipe I made from the book, was the Cream of Cauliflower Soup with Beet Chips. It is a little time-consuming but well worth it, as […]

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Potato Pancakes

These potato pancakes are always perfect to satisfy my fried food cravings. My Dad used to make these ALL THE TIME when I was a kid. My husband, Jeff, enjoys them with apple sauce. I like them straight up, hot and greasy from the pan. So delicious. Pair with a beer and you got yourself […]

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Hungarian Walnut Cookies

These cookies were a tradition in our home during the holidays. Growing up in Romania, with a Hungarian family, they were a staple. Whether they were filled with the walnut filling or homemade prune butter, they were a must have. One to two weeks prior to the holidays, my mother and both of my grandmothers […]

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Sausage GALETTE!

As always, I was searching the web for dinner ideas. I came across this pastry thing called a Galette… I saw some filled with sweets and others filled with savory toppings. Over the weekend, during my weekly grocery shopping trip, I picked up some leeks (which I never cooked with before) and some Italian sausage. […]

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Let’s talk COCKTAILS

Over the summer, I went to a fundraising event at Selden Standard in Detroit. I was with a great group of friends, and we were served an after dinner drink that was composed of a Sweet White Vermouth, soda, and a lemon twist. In my quest to find said Sweet White Vermouth in local stores, […]

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Polenta with Mushrooms

I love Polenta. I just love it. Growing up in Romania, Polenta was a staple in our house; it was on my grandmother’s wood burning stove when we woke up. Every. Single. Morning. My grandparents were farmers, essentially working all year round to keep the family fed and warm in the winter. This meant raising […]

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Thai Meatball Lettuce Wraps

So I made these “Thai Meatball Lettuce Wraps” the other night and they were delicious. PLEASE, don’t let all the ingredients intimidate you. It is actually a fairly simple recipe. I cooked the meatballs for a tad longer than the recipe recommended; more like 25-30 minutes as I wanted them to have a nice crust. […]

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