Posted in April 2012

Red Rock Downtown Barbecue Review

Red Rock Downtown Barbecue Review

Ypsilanti has a stellar new dining destination! I may be an Ann Arborite, but I frequently dine in Ypsi as well, mostly due to our nearly weekly trips to Sidetrack to redeems the huz’s free year of burgers. Also last weekend we dined in Ypsi’s also-new Wurst Bar. This past Friday we headed to downtown … Continue reading

Tex-Mex Rice Bowl + Avocado Butter Lettuce Salad

Tex-Mex Rice Bowl + Avocado Butter Lettuce Salad

While I enjoy cooking, I appreciate a wholesome meal that can be thrown together quickly, especially on a weeknight. This menu from Cooking Light is a great example! I made dinner in under 20 minutes following these two recipes. Recipes from Cooking Light: Tex-Mex Rice Bowl Avocado Butter Lettuce Salad Firstly, in a large bowl … Continue reading

The Wurst Bar Review

The Wurst Bar Review

The Wurst Bar – it is kind of the new place to try in the world of Washtenaw County food. Or maybe not. Maybe just in my head. But I have been hearing lots of buzz about the place. In any case, Saturday evening after the What’s Cooking Detroit Food & Cooking Expo, I headed … Continue reading

What’s Cooking Detroit–Food & Cooking Expo 2012

What’s Cooking Detroit–Food & Cooking Expo 2012

Yesterday the huz and I traveled to Auburn Hills to attend the What’s Cooking Detroit Food & Cooking Expo at the Palace. The perimeter of the arena was filled with hundreds of exhibitors and vendors’ booths related to all things food. Cookbooks, smoothies, cooking classes, tupperware, culinary school, ice carving, barbeque sauce, Bloody Mary mix … Continue reading

Passport Restaurant and Lounge

Passport Restaurant and Lounge

This weekend I redeemed a Real Deal voucher at Passport Restaurant and Lounge in Ann Arbor. Yeah, yeah, I know the place really is a mixed bag when it comes to other diners’ reviews. But we figured it was worth trying, for half-off. The huz and I were both starving Friday night after work, so … Continue reading

Musings on Two Easy Dinners

Musings on Two Easy Dinners

Roast Chicken with Potatoes and Butternut Squash Finding this recipe for roast chicken with potatoes and butternut squash from Cooking Light was the inspiration for this super-easy weeknight dinner. To save a little cooking time, and to reduce the quantity, I instead used two chicken breasts instead of roasting a whole chicken, for two. Seasonings … Continue reading

Bacon Pierogi Bake

Bacon Pierogi Bake

Do you know what the first picture below is?    Bacon. Do you know what the second picture is?    Cream cheese melting in hot bacon fat. Would you believe me if I told you that the recipe for which I prepared these ingredients is from Cooking Light? Well, it is. Last week I read … Continue reading

Chicken and Cornmeal Dumplings

Chicken and Cornmeal Dumplings

Pinterest has become a huge recipe resource for me lately! This weekend I cooked yet another recipe that I found on Pinterest, for Chicken and Cornmeal Dumplings. The recipe itself is actually from a Better Homes & Gardens website, and you can find it here. Sunday afternoon I placed all the goodies in my slow … Continue reading

A Tried and True Weekend

A Tried and True Weekend

In terms of food, this weekend was not really filled with new and exciting food items, but instead, full of our tried and true favorites of Ann Arbor. Here’s a recap in photos: Fire and Smoke granite-baked pizza at Jolly Pumpkin with Fool Brew. What a peppery craft beer! That baby had a BITE to … Continue reading