The Key to Successful French Cooking? Butter Up Everything, Including the Proctor

It was all Greek to her. Recipes with names like Blanquette d’Agneau au Vin Blanc and Thon Grille Sauce Vierge left my daughter completely flummoxed. Even the translations were Greek to her: Lamb Stew in White Wine and Grilled Tuna with Herbed Tomato and Lemon Sauce; her four years of high school French had done little to instill any faith in her speaking abilities, let alone her cooking abilities. But it mattered none....more

Coconut Cheesecake Parfaits

 Spring is right around the corner and I think all of us are jumping with joy. Sunshine and warmer weather are a lot to get excited about. These colorful Coconut Cheesecake Parfaits are a colorful way to welcome the season....more

Jalapeno Honey Corncakes with Whipped Jalapeno Honey Butter

Some things belong together. Brad and Angelina. Peanut Butter and Jelly. Milk and Cereal. Ice cream and my mouth. This recipe is like that. A reminder that some ingredients are a match made in culinary heaven. The hint of spice balanced with the smooth sweetness of honey is present in every bite of this corn cake, soft and buttery and the perfect accompaniment to a side of barbecued ribs or a bowl of chili. ...more

Gourmet Turkey Sandwich for Lunch

I love lunch. It could be my favorite meal. Therefore, I actually put more effort into my lunch than I do into dinner. (Sorry kids, sorry Ron) I'm not kidding. I think I had an award winning lunch today! It was a turkey and avocado sandwich on 7-grain bread. Pretty generic, I know, but I added a secret ingredient. It's Rosemary Pear Spread by The Gracious Gourmet . It's also available in a 76 oz jug....more

Dining in style: Maccabees at Midtown Detroit

 There is no love more sincere than the love of food- George Bernard Shaw   There are places you go out to eat and hardly notice the interior décor as it may be regular or unimpressive. Then there are others that serve fresh, delicious, healthy and warm comfort food along a side of history....more

Spring Forward 3/13 and 21 Ways To Get Healthy

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The Benefits of Lemon Water

My thoughts on the Avocado Smoothie Hype

I have a secret – I’ve been binge watching “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” almost nonstop lately.  Sorry not sorry.  I just keep getting sucked into the marathons, one episode after another!  Anyway.I noticed that Kourtney is veryyy into eating healthy and organic now.  As someone who is always tiptoeing the line of eating bad vs. healthy, I was interested to see how she ate, and maybe get some pointers?  Cause she looks awesome?...more

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Food Steamers

Food steamers are very healthy, but many people make basic mistakes when buying them. Here are a few mistakes to avoid when trying to find the best food steamer: ...more