Roasted Asparagus with Lemon-Mustard Sauce - Want to impress your guests at brunch? Try this easy but elegant dish that makes you look like a star! |

Sticking with the theme of yesterday’s savory fennel and apple tart, I’m back today with another dish that would be great for Easter brunch, or even as a fancy side dish to Easter dinner. I love roasted asparagus, and I’m ready to eat massive amounts of it as soon as it comes back into season each

Caramelized Fennel and Apple Tart

Caramelized Fennel & Apple Tart - deeply caramelized fennel with Granny smith apples, goat cheese and walnuts. |

The Food52 contest theme for the week of 3/18 was “Your Best Fennel.” Now, I peeled, sliced, diced, chopped, cooked and puréed fennel every which way while I was in culinary school. But at home? Not so much on the fennel cookery. So, I guess it was time to change that. Fennel is great raw in salads (in

Garage Grill & Fuel Bar in Northville, MI

Restaurant Review: Garage Grill & Fuel Bar in Northville, MI |

My review of Garage Grill & Fuel Bar in downtown Northville, MI was published by The Oakland Press last week. This place had classic American food, the best item being the Firebird Shrimp. The decor was really awesome here – the building used to be a gas station, so they kept a lot of old memorabilia from that

Kouzina in Royal Oak, MI

Restaurant Review: Kouzina in Royal Oak, MI |

My review of Kouzina (the Greek word for “kitchen”) in Royal Oak, MI was published by The Oakland Press last week. I really can’t say enough good things about this place – I hope they stay in business for a long time. The food is fresh and delicious, it’s affordable, and it’s a great place to pick

Chicken & Green Chile Taquitos with Coriander-Sour Cream Sauce - a fun party snack that is really simple to make (uses a rotisserie chicken)! |

This is the one-week-late story of what I made my friends to snack on before and after St. Patrick’s Day bar-hopping. Somehow, we all decided that we weren’t fans of most Irish food (except Guinness-simmered beer brats, Baileys brownies, and green cupcakes, which are all Irish, right? yes?), and we ended up with a bunch of

Kitchen Equipment Essentials, Part 2 (Small Things) - All the little things you need to cook like a professional chef in your home kitchen. |

A few weeks ago, I did a little rundown of kitchen equipment essentials that could be considered “large” things. Well, even once you get the large things stocked, you’re not really going to go anywhere in the kitchen without a few small things, too. If you’re already a pro in the kitchen, feel free to

Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice - A quick and yummy vegetarian entree or side dish. |

What goes well with Spicy Korean-Style Gochujang Meatballs? A little bit of Kimchi Fried Rice. What is kimchi? Well, according to Wikipedia: Kimchi (Korean: 김치 Korean pronunciation: ; English pronunciation: /ˈkɪmtʃi/), also spelled kimchee, kim chee or gimchi, is a traditional fermented Korean dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings. It is Korea’s national dish, and there are hundreds of varieties made with a main vegetable ingredient such as napa cabbage, radish, scallion,