Dave & Mary

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Recipe: Harvest Sautéed Green Beans

A serving of Harvest Sautéed Green Beans served with deer venison tenderloin medallions.

This is one of our go-to side dishes that seems to go with just about everything. It’s particularly good with meats, and game meats seem to suggest it. At that point it also goes very well with the wild rices and […]

Recipe for “Gillie’s Coney Island Chili Dogs”, a Flint Style Coney Sauce

After we’d discussed the conclusions of this test of Gillie’s recipe, Monica Kass Rogers updated her “Gillie’s Coney Island Chili Dogs” recipe with a small-batch version that she likes. It’s definitely worth trying.

Most online recipes and recipes in-print are about as far from Abbott’s original sauce as they can possibly get. They involve […]

Twelve Food-Related Statements That Need To Be Banned

Adam at age 15 with some camp cooking equipment from the 1950s. People in the U.S. today would likely be extremely squeamish about eating food prepared with these.

When it comes to food, I don’t really like “top-ten” or “top-one-hundred” or any other kind of similar lists. Those lists are very dependant on the […]

Recipe: Coarse Liverwurst & Muenster Omelet

Having suffered my first sinus bleed in three years last weekend (a rather bad episode I might add, with about three pints of blood loss), I found myself once again in need of the wonderful healing properties of the Coarse Liverwurst from Kilgus Meats in Toledo. Mary picked up four pounds of the stuff […]

Recipe: Chicken Potato Tomato Curry

In looking at this family’s obsession with the cuisine of India, I find I’ve really been focusing more on learning how it all goes together in the correct ratios than in really experimenting with techniques. My one post from a month or so ago included a recipe for a curry that was really a […]

Michigan Whitefish and a Cuban Burger

Above, fresh Lake Michigan whitefish on display in the case at Carlson’s Fishery in Leland, Michigan, in August 2012, only about 30 feet from where the fishing boat that brought it in would have offloaded. At left, Mary stands on the steps leading down into the historic 1850s-era fishing village where the Carlson’s […]

Recipe: Authentic Molcajete/Mortar Guacamole

One of the favorite flavors of my life for the past 30 years or so has been that green paste they call guacamole. Back in 1984 Frisch’s Big Boy out of Cincinnati started shipping #10 cans of guacamole to the restaurants in Ohio so the topping/dip could be used in a few new dishes […]

An Unintentional Break

A more recent pic of the Ground Bologna Sandwich Spread, an image that’s also a little more appetizing than the other one. Someone’s said all that’s missing in this photo is topping the ground bologna with a fried egg. I’m thinking that’s good thinking.

I know. It’s been three months. Three entire months since […]

Recipe: Sharron Lee’s Classic Dark Christmas Fruitcake … with Pork Fat

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Scott Lee is an old friend of mine. Not that he’s actually old … he’s as middle-aged as I am, and slightly older by a few months. But Scott’s been around most of my life. We met in art class in 6th grade, spent time studying […]

Updated Recipe: Kentucky Sweet Corn Pudding

Recently it seems the standard Green Bean Casserole is falling out of favor with a lot of families for holiday meals. There have been considerably more hits on this particular recipe in these latter months of 2010 than in years past, along with more hits on a similar post on a commercial sweet corn […]