Coney Sauce, Michigan Style

by Heather Harris Brady I was downstate last week for my son’s college orientation and it reminded me how much I miss the coney islands that are on nearly every corner around the Detroit metro area. When we lived there the coneys were our go-to, the best ones serve breakfast all day every day, so…

Spanakopita, Greek Spinach Pie

by Heather Harris Brady I was in Greektown recently and it reminded me that’s it’s been a long time since I made a spinach pie, so when I saw the large boxes of spinach on sale I pounced on them. This is a great meatless entree in larger portions, and a lovely appetizer in smaller…

Fried Rice

by Heather Harris Brady We headed into this week coming off a grueling 18-hour roadtrip so easy comfort food has been the order of the day all week. This fried rice is amazing, adaptable and it makes the house smell great. I used brown rice, but you could also use jasmine or basmati. I chose…

Crepes with Farmer’s Cheese & Fresh Fruit

by Heather Harris Brady While I have been using this crepe recipe from The Joy of Cooking for a few decades longer than I really like to think about, this is the first time I’ve treated them like a cheese blintz. But when I found some fresh farmer’s cheese in the grocery store I wanted…

Roasted Beet Salad

by Heather Harris Brady I know, a whole lotta people hate beets. But if you’re one of them then you’re probably skipping this post anyway. I happen to really like them. I like them even more when they’re ginned up with some vinegar and sprinkled with feta or goat cheese. Roasted beets are your friend….

Bulgogi (Korean BBQ)

by Heather Harris Brady This is a favorite order of mine at Korean restaurants, and it’s a nice choice if you’re cooking out this weekend and want to mix things up. It’s best if you grill the meat over charcoal, but due to weather and other factors I had to cook mine inside. It was…

Arepas (Gluten Free)

by Heather Harris Brady Over the next few weeks I’m going to be working in some south-of-the-border recipes as we head toward Cinco de Mayo. Today I’m bringing you arepas. Now they might be street food in your neck of the woods, but should you not be that lucky the good news is – it’s…

Baked Manicotti/World’s Easiest Marinara

by Heather Harris-Brady There were quite a few new baking likes this morning so I hope that you are all having a lovely time baking your way into spring! I apologize for the single post this week, I’ve got some lingering cold that I’m trying to fight off. Speaking of cold, if it’s still chilly…

Siopao (Asian Filled Buns) – Daring Baker’s Challenge February 2015

by Heather Harris Brady As I’ve teased in previous posts, I’m a new member of Daring Bakers. Each month a member creates a challenge for everyone else, and we all make the same thing – more or less! My first challenge was for filled buns. Challenge accepted. The February Daring Bakers’ challenge is hosted by…

California Rolls

by Heather Harris Brady Sushi originated sometime before the second century A.D., when people in parts of China started wrapping fish in rice to preserve it via fermentation for later meals. At first the rice was discarded, until some thrifty soul ate the whole thing.  This technique spread to Japan, and in the 1600s people…

Burmese Chicken Soup (Ohn-No-Kauk-Swe)

by Heather Harris Brady We have a new Asian market in town and I went a bit crazy, so in order to use up all the ingredients you’ll be seeing quite a few Asian-theme posts leading up to Chinese New Year next week! This soup is sunshine in a bowl, and if you like Thai…

Creamy Tomato Sauce

by Heather Harris Brady There are lots of creamy tomato pasta sauces on menus out there, but it’s super-easy to make your own, requiring little more than a can of well-balanced tomatoes. I’m using San Marzano tomatoes here, but if you are loyal to another brand or type that’s between you and your saucepan. There’s…