Tea-Smoked Duck Fettuccine

Tea-Smoked Duck Fettuccine - A decadent, restaurant-quality pasta made at home! | foxeslovelemons.com

The Food52.com contest for the week of 2/11 was “Your Best Recipe With Tea.” Since I’m not much of a baking and pastry person (I’ll follow others’ recipes, but coming up with my own? Forget it. Way too much trial and error), I wanted to come up with a savory recipe that would highlight tea.

Imperial in Ferndale, MI

Restaurant Review: Imperial in Ferndale, MI | foxeslovelemons.com

  Very excited. My first restaurant review for The Oakland Press was published this morning. It is a review of Imperial in Ferndale, Michigan. This makes me feel like I’m really doing this. I’m slowly, but surely working to become a food writer. I’m using my bachelor’s degree in Communications and what I learned in

Grilled Chicken Shawarma

Grilled Chicken Shawarma - make your favorite Mediterranean restaurant sandwich at home (it's healthier, too!) | foxeslovelemons.com

A little known treasure trove for awesome recipes is Men’s Health magazine. Sure, if your household subscribes, you’ll be subjected to issues with half-naked Adam Levine (ugh) on the cover. But, if you can get past that, you’re in store for some GOOD recipes. The magazine’s recipe developers really excel at making healthier versions of food that

Spicy Orange-Ginger Chicken

Spicy Orange-Ginger Chicken - Just like takeout (or Trader Joe's), but healthier and made at home! | foxeslovelemons.com

If you’ve ever been to a Trader Joe’s, you understand it’s allure. I can’t walk out of that place without a basket full of provisions, most that I don’t really need. Spinach-Artichoke Dip? Frozen pizzas? Spring rolls? Chocolate-covered espresso beans?  Chocolate-covered almonds? Chocolate-covered ANYTHING? The star of the show at TJ’s: Mandarin Orange Chicken. This

Creme Brulee from Martha Stewart’s Cooking School

Creme Brulee from Martha Stewart’s Cooking School

In an effort to force myself to actually make some recipes from the cookbooks I buy (instead of watching them collect dust on the coffee table), I’m committing to a once-monthly blog post I’ll call “Cook The Book.” Not to be confused with my other monthly “If I Liked It, Then I Should Have Put A

Cajun-Style Shrimp and Polenta

Cajun-Style Shrimp & Grits - A spicy and comforting dish made with ingredients you have on hand. | foxeslovelemons.com

One thing that’s been happening in my kitchen lately is an attempt to utilize my “food hoard.” Before you picture me sitting on top of a mountain of old food and wrappers, sleeping in my car, and having to use a phone to talk to my husband “across the hoard” (I’ve actually seen all of

Lemon-Chicken & Pepe Soup

Lemon-Chicken & Pepe Soup - a light and flavorful soup inspired by Greek and Italian flavors. | foxeslovelemons.com

I dig Food52. For those unfamiliar with it, it’s a website that celebrates home cooks. In their own words: ”We started small, with a single project: creating the first crowd-sourced cookbook in 52 weeks (that’s where the 52 in Food52 comes from!). We used recipe contests as a way to vet recipes so we’d have a book to publish