Food

Carnival Sweets for Fat Tuesday ~ Castagnole, Italian Fritters

by Ashley in Italy / Feb 13, 2018 /

What better way to celebrate Carnival & Fat Tuesday than with fritters fried in pork fat?! Castagnole are a specialty of Carnevale and eaten across Italy during this period. Pastry shops are filled with Italian fritters drizzled in honey or rolled in sugar with the ruby colored alkermes liquor atop.

The Harvest Baker: the Cookbook You Really Need In Your Life & Recipe for Sweet Potato Pound Cake with Maple Syrup Glaze

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Have you ever read a cookbook and had to stop at the VERY FIRST RECIPE to make it? Such is the case with Ken Haedrich's The Harvest Baker: 150 Sweet and Savory Recipes Celebrating the Fresh-Picked Falvors of Fruits, Herbs, and Vegetables

I love it. 

The Harvest Baker: the Cookbook You Really Need In Your Life & Recipe for Sweet Potato Pound Cake with Maple Syrup Glaze

How to Make Chinese Dumplings

by adriscoll / Sep 26, 2017 /
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Jiao zi (dumplings, 饺子) have been an integral part of Chinese culture for as long as anyone remembers.

Irish Recipes: Guinness Stew and Brown Bread

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Sep 11, 2017 /
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It's a cold, rainy, blustery fall day here in Michigan. Immediately, my thoughts turn to warm, comforting Irish recipes. Yes, I remember many cold rainy days in County Kerry, and eating the best Guinness Beef Stew, accompanied by that lovely classic Irish Brown Bread. Here are two recipes that I love to make.

Foodie Finds: Mercer Hall, Stratford, Ontario

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Foodie Finds: Mercer Hall, Stratford, Ontario

How to Make Brazilian Brigadeiro

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Love chocolate? Looking for an easy and delicious globally-inspired dessert recipe? You’ll love these Brazilian Brigadeiro! Not only are these chewy bon bons super easy to make, they’ll satisfy any chocolate craving.  

How to Make Brazilian Brigadeiro

#CelebrateBravo: Happy Birthday, Bravo! Cucina Italiana

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One of our favorite Italian restaurants, Bravo! Cucina Italiana, is celebrating its 25th birthday, and we were invited up to our closest Bravo! location, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to celebrate. 

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#CelebrateBravo: Happy Birthday, Bravo! Cucina Italiana

Foodie Finds: The 7 Best Places to Eat in Seattle

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 28, 2017 /
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Seattle is one of my very favorite cities in the whole world, in part because of the fantastic food available! This is just a *short* list of my foodie finds...look at the end of the article for more recommendations!

 

I scream for Ice Cream: 6 Scrumptious and Easy Milkshake Recipes

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If you love ice cream (as I do), then you probably are always making up toppings and recipes in your head (as I do). Last weekend, Lillie and I had a huge container of ice cream to devour, courtesy of my mom and dad (thank you!). So, we decided to have a milkshake party. We came up with 6 scrumptious and easy milkshake recipes - some with a global flair, some with a Michigan bent (Sanders and Vernors are from Michigan!).

6 Easy Family Reunion Meal Ideas – No Sloppy Joes Needed

by Culinary Spelunker / Jul 24, 2017 /
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Planning a family reunion can be a daunting task – from figuring out the best location to plotting activities that work for everyone, whether they’re ages 2, 22, or 82.
 
And then there’s mealtime.
 
Inevitably there’s a mixture of food likes and dislikes, paired with an allergy or two, or more. At least that’s how it goes in my family, which now tops more than 20 at family gatherings.
 

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