Tuscan Halibut w/ Roasted Root Vegetables

When I lived in Seattle, I had access to amazing seafood. Halibut was cheap, well sort of, but I would go to the Pike Street Market and get it right off the boat.  When I was at my favorite fish monger (Crosby’s Crab Company) this week, they had some in the counter so I decided…

Thanksgiving upgrades and shortcuts

Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful for many. I find the key to a good day is planing.  Planning and shortcuts.  I have been making  turkey day dinner for 40 or so years and have found some surefire hits and some shortcuts.(If you want the long, gourmet way there are recipes on this blog.) 1  When…

Fried Chicken Pot Pie

 This was an idea I have been playing with for a couple of months.  I know my Michigan friend are already thinking the Pasty.  That  is so Upper Peninsula.   Pot pies are comfort food for the fall and winter but the only way I had ever had them were out of the frozen section…

Weber Turkey Instructions

A couple of people have asked me how I do the Thanksgiving turkey and when I tell them I do it in my Weber grill, they ask how I do it.  I’ve been doing it this way since I lived in Detroit, so a long time.  My brother Pat (Butch) was the one who got…

Eggnog Cinnamon Rum cookies

Growing up, Thanksgiving was a time of a lot of food and drink.  We had the big bowl of nuts, the bag of tangerines, and eggnog.  My dad made rum spiked with eggnog.  I am surprised that the eggnog didn’t curdle.  I believe that eggnog is a generational thing.  I  figured there had to be…