Tag Archives: Comfort food

Bungalow Chef’s Chicken Pot Pie

What’s more comforting than chicken pot pie? I grew up on the frozen variety from the local grocery store. Typically, it was served when my folks were going out of town or when I was under the weather. Either way it always lifted my spirits.   Chicken pot pie was always a holiday tradition in the Mech […]

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Bungalow Chef’s Roasted Corn and Avocado Salsa Mini Bites

Late summer bounty from the garden is always a delight to use and to share with friends and family. This quick appetizer, or small bite, is on trend and beautiful with south of the border flavors. My cool and refreshing Roasted Corn and Avocado Salsa Mini Bites are the perfect addition for that first party of […]

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Bungalow Chef’s Apple Butter

It’s apple season and one of the best ways to preserve the taste of apples is with Bungalow Chef’s Apple Butter. Somewhere between a jelly and jam, apple butter has an ultra-smooth, rich consistency. It’s perfect as a sweet topping for toast or English muffins in the morning.   One of the great autumn traditions of my […]

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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. […]

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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.) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Maple Syrup Pecan Pralines

Pecan Pralines

As a youngster, I was blessed to go on food related travel adventures with my family. One trip, that instilled an array of memories, was to the Brown Country, Indiana Maple Syrup Festival where we visited a farm that processed maple syrup. The amazing aroma from the sugar shack was something I will never forget…sweet with an amber smoldering […]

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Maple Bourbon Tipsy Peach Crumble

Bungalow Chef’s Maple Bourbon Tipsy Peach Crumble

Late summer means fresh peaches in the Midwest and I love to drive the historic Red Arrow Highway in Harbor County, Michigan to purchase them from the local farmers’ groves. Red Haven peaches are the most popular peaches in the area and they’re the one all others are judged against. So, it’s no surprise that […]

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Home made onion chip dip

The Bungalow Chef’s Cool and Refreshing Onion Dip

My hand made Onion Dip is a welcome addition to any late summer pool or patio party. Mine is so easy to make and filled with fresh sweet onion flavor, that once you try it, you’ll never consider purchasing that dry boxed powder mix again. As a child, our milkman delivered super-sized cans of potato […]

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