Tag Archives: Michael Mech

Bungalow Chef’s Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey

The holidays are right around the corner and my favorite, Thanksgiving, starts off the season. The aroma of a turkey baking in the oven always makes me feel happy and cozy! It also brings back memories of my childhood when there were four generations of cooks in my mother’s kitchen working together to feed the […]

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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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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 […]

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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’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 […]

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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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