Lebanese Meat Stuffed Grape Leaves

  Grandma never measured anything out.  Mom learned from Grandma. The best family recipes aren’t documented.  There’s no written recipe to reference when daring to recreate those most nostalgic childhood meals.  A little bit of this, a little bit of that…and somehow it always turned out perfect.  As is the case with my mom’s stuffedContinue reading “Lebanese Meat Stuffed Grape Leaves”

Perfect Roast Chicken

  I like to roast a whole chicken on a Sunday afternoon.  I know, how very “1950’s women” cliche of me.  I’ve been told many times that I’m an old soul.  Really, though, don’t you want your chicken cooked by an old soul? (Just say yes, because you know it’s the right answer.)  Here’s the versatility ofContinue reading “Perfect Roast Chicken”

Southwestern Chicken Soup

  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I’m a soup girl!  I make homemade soup once a week.  Call me obsessed, go ahead, I won’t be offended…just make sure to be truthful and call yourself jealous at the same time. Soup is the quintessential one pot meal.  Healthy, comforting, and delicious…every time. Continue reading “Southwestern Chicken Soup”

Mom’s Homemade Minestrone Soup

  Those who know me well can attest to the fact that I am a soup junkie.  I could eat soup for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Growing up, my mom made this recipe regularly.  To this day, when I head back to Michigan, it’s no surprise to see that she has a big pot ofContinue reading “Mom’s Homemade Minestrone Soup”