Fried Smelt

Spring in Michigan is smelt time.  When I was a kid my family would go over to Pointe Pele Canada and get 5 50 gallon trash cans full of smelt.(Try cleaning those in an un air conditioned basement)  So my Dad would host a fish fry.  Here is my take on deep fried smelt.  (we…

Almond butter amaretto white chocolate cookies

I had been thinking about this recipe for a few weeks and after making revision after revision this is one that I liked best.  I see this  as a duel threat if you use the colored (red and green) chip for Christmas.  Hope you enjoy them 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking…

Smoked porkbelly burnt ends

Here is how this one came about. My brother Mike had tried some home made bacon at my house and loved it I sent him home with some porkbelly and instruction on how to make it himself. In the mean time I cooked the porkbelly burnt ends and told him about them.  So we were…

Banana breakfast pops

This is a riff I stole from Bobby Flay, I switched to my flavor profile.  Hope you like it, and it’s healthier than ice cream. 4 bananas 1 cup almond butter (you with no imagination can use peanut butter) 2 cups favorite granola 2 chocolate bars 60 to 70 % cacao Place almond butter in…

Crab salad with green goddess dressing

I used to order green goddess dressing back in the 60’s and 70’s. I was speaking to my friends at the farmers market, and no one over 40 had ever heard of it. So I decided to make my own. I started with some ideas off the internet and then like I always do went…