Archive by Author

Petite Lemon Curd Tarts in Mini Fillo Cups

Lemon Curd is one of my favorite go-to desserts! Recipes for this English heritage delight date back to the 1800’s where it was a much different consistency that what we know today. It wasn’t until much later it that it was served with scones or as a spread on pancakes or waffles with fresh blueberries. […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Grilled Peaches with Burton’s Maplewood Farm Maple Syrup

I love fresh peaches and grilling only intensifies their flavor and sweetness. They take me back to the carefree days of childhood summers in Michigan where my family vacationed on a small rowboat lake named Lake Van Auken in Van Buren County. (It was our “On Golden Pond” spot in the heart of peach country.) […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Bungalow Chef’s Summer Berry Upside Down Cake

My childhood summers are relived with this great summer berry snack cake. Family trips to Michigan’s berry belt, roadside farm stands and “u-pick” farms on “The Red Arrow Highway” are some of my sweetest summer memories. A blend of berries gives this cake a balance of tart and sweet. Served with whipped cream or ice cream it […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
Rhubarb Custard Pies

Bungalow Chef’s Rhubarb Custard Pie

With summer right around the corner, one of the first garden and kitchen food memories I have is the rhubarb plant. Otherwise known as the “PIE PLANT”, this gem is always more than plentiful in Midwest gardens. Rhubarb, due to its tartness, traditionally pairs well with strawberries in a jam, jelly or pie, which is […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Bungalow Chef’s Chicken Liver Paté

A classic retro appetizer for sure! Rich in flavor and super easy to prepare. Great to serve with sliced and toasted baguettes, cocktail rye or upscale crackers. Serve ramekins filled with finely diced red onion, chopped hardboiled eggs, chopped dill pickles, cornichons, capers, or diced cucumbers for garnish. Bungalow Chef’s Chicken Liver Paté About 8 servings as an […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Bungalow Chef Roast Chicken

Truly one of my favorite simple meals is a great roast chicken. So easy, flavorful, and everyone thinks you slaved for hours. I believe if you asked every Chef what their favorite home cooked meal is, a roast chicken would be the hands down winner. The leftovers are amazing for chicken salad or soup, and the […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Bungalow Chef’s Baked Apples with White Wine

Do you remember baked apples as a child? I do. My Mother would bake them as a “sensible” dessert in the fall and winter months. And they were always served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Well here is my adult version! The aroma reminds me of a fresh baked apple pie, with all […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
How to make chocolate truffles

Bungalow Chef’s Chocolate Cognac Truffles

It seems that I just finished Christmas Chocolate production for “House of Fine Chocolates” and now I’m working full steam ahead for Valentine’s Day! They say chocolate is for lovers and in the day of the Aztecs, chocolate was thought to be an aphrodisiac. (That made it quite popular because it was linked to romance!)   […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Heart Cookies

The pairing of peanut butter and chocolate has been one of America’s favorite flavor combinations for years. And my Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies are a special Valentine’s Day treat you can share with those that you love…or make just for yourself? I’ve always cherished the classic Peanut Butter cookie. Did you know the first commercial […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →
Potato Soufflé

Bungalow Chef’s Rosemary Potato Soufflé

If you keep up with my Recipe Revival blog you know that Thanksgiving dinner is my favorite meal of the year. Full of culinary traditions and flavorful memories, we all step out of our weekday routine and create the ultimate family feast on this special Thursday in November. Whether you’re a turkey aficionado, dressing devotee […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →