Appetizers · Recipes · Vegetarian Recipes

Grilled Eggplant Dip

This recipe (which I borrowed from Bobby Flay) is a fun, summer appetizer. Instead of roasting an eggplant in the oven, grill it to get a smoky taste. Then serve the Grilled Eggplant Dip with pita bread to start a summer time dinner party. https://youtu.be/bL3vfQKslP0 In some ways this is a grilled version of baba…… Continue reading Grilled Eggplant Dip

Chicken Recipes · Recipes

Chicken Thighs in Yogurt

This is a great recipe for bone in chicken thighs. Greek Yogurt tenderizes meat more effectively than regular marinades. While vinegar or citrus marinades can toughen chicken so it is a little rubbery, yogurt slowly tenderizes them, so the meat can be pulled apart by hand when cooked. So try this Chicken Thighs in Yogurt recipe. https://youtu.be/zQD5EIBvOwQ My son…… Continue reading Chicken Thighs in Yogurt

Desserts · Recipes

Blueberry Pie Bars (In Leland, MI)

These Blueberry Pie Bars are an easy, summer baking concoction, that is a hit at parties and family gatherings. I hope you like butter, sugar and flour, as well as blueberries. You can get 16 Blueberry Pie Bars out of one pan. https://youtu.be/2NhHLGrsOYk INGREDIENTS – 3 Parts, made separately Crust and Crumble Topping Ingredients ½…… Continue reading Blueberry Pie Bars (In Leland, MI)

Fish & Seafood Recipes · Recipes

Leland Whitefish with Ellen (Gilligan)

Leland Whitefish is a simple dish, that comes together in under 10 minutes. You make the topping, broil the whitefish and eat a delicious meal. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.

Pasta · Recipes

Pasta Carbonara Alla Luke (DeSando)

My son, Luke DeSando, shows a simple way to cook Pasta Carbonara, without adding oil, cream and/or butter and avoiding scrambling the eggs as you finish the dish. By tempering the eggs (see tempering below), you get a creamy texture and fully cooked eggs. Remember: the main goal is creaminess. https://youtu.be/ZZbCt2gKjgM This is a timing…… Continue reading Pasta Carbonara Alla Luke (DeSando)