Tag Archives: Mike Mech
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 […]

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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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Bungalow Bread Or…The Blizzard of 1967 Survival Bread

The blizzard of 1967 hit Chicago and the surrounding area on January 26th with a record setting 23 inches of snow followed by high winds and drifting.  To this day, it remains the worst winter storm in Chicago history. My small Mayberry-esque suburb of Blue Island, Illinois was in its path and, for a boy of […]

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The Bungalow Chef’s Apple Strudel

How can anyone resist Apple Strudel fresh from the oven? The crisp and flaky crust wrapped around fresh apples and raisins, and the warm aroma of cinnamon and butter…are amazing. As a child, I was taught the technique of stretching the dough over a kitchen table but today, I use fillo dough. I love Organic […]

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Beef Bourguignon and Potato Soufflé … A Romantic Valentine’s Day Duo Indeed!

Beef Bourguignon is an easy, classic and delicious meal for special occasions like Valentine’s Day. I suggest you make this a day ahead then reheat it so the flavors come to their full bloom. When I a kid I wasn’t particularly interested in sports as I lacked two important physical components…speed and coordination. (If you’re imagining […]

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Gingerbread Folks

Who doesn’t love the spicy peppery flavor of Gingerbread?  From cookies and cakes, to bread and lebkuchen, I’m completely addicted…especially around the holiday season. And nothing accompanies gingerbread better than a glass of cold milk. Gingerbread Folks (politically correct) have been a staple in the bungalow for years. In addition to serving them to friends […]

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Cinnamon Candied Apples

As a child, going to the carnival or county fair was always a treat. While most kids went for the thrill of carny rides like Tilt-A-Whirl, Enterprise, Ferris Wheel, or Bumper Boats, I went for the interesting foods at these seasonal events. Here in the Midwest you would always find Cinnamon Candied Apples at the […]

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The Bungalow Chef’s Coconut Cake AKA The Mourner’s Cake

This Coconut Cake recipe was passed down from Minnie Bauch, a dear family friend of my Great Grandmother, Rose Schade. Minnie was a creative entrepreneurial soul and supplemented her retirement income by baking cakes for funeral homes. When a love one passed away, the local funeral homes would offer a choice of an Angel Coconut […]

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