Monthly Archives: September 2012

The New Turtle Cake

It’s officially fall. As soon as that happens I start thinking about desserts and sweets. Maybe it’s because the temperatures fall and I don’t mind firing up the oven. Maybe it’s because I just love desserts! Whatever the reason, The … Continue reading

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Almond Chocolate Chip Bars

I’ve got a sweet tooth today. So does The Dude. It’s been hectic weekend making wine and socializing with friends, so I didn’t want to spend all day in the kitchen. Besides, the Chicago Bears’ game was on and I … Continue reading

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Wine Making – Part II

Last Saturday The Dude and I spent the afternoon crushing grapes. During the past week I’ve carefully monitored the wine must, testing for sugar depletion as the wine fermented. I thought the process would take longer than it did. I … Continue reading

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Braised Short Rib Sunday

Today, I wanted comfort food. After making wine yesterday, and then The Dude working his tail off outside today, I wanted to make something that would be rich, comforting, and tasty. After all, The Dude gave up watching football today … Continue reading

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Wine Making – Step I!

I’m excited, as you can tell by the title and exclamation point. Today, we’re making wine. The Dude and I purchased 150 pounds of grapes from a local winery – Lemon Creek – near Baroda, Michigan. We’ll be making a … Continue reading

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The Other White Meat

Pork! I love it all! Sausage, chops, bacon, hams of all sorts, tenderloin. You get the idea. So, when my friend Hannah asked me to highlight Jake’s Country Meats, where pig is king (my tag line, not theirs – however … Continue reading

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