Dill Pickles

  Year two of making my own dill pickles and entering them in the Downtown Akron Partnership Pickle Contest. Last year, I won second place in the dill pickle category. This year, I’m going for the gold, or is it the green? I’m sticking with the adapted recipe from Martha Stewart that I used last…

Beef Bourguignon

Today marks Julia Child’s 100th birthday. To celebrate, I’ve gone back in my archives to February 2010 to reintroduce you to the Everyday Food magazine version of her classic Beef Bourguignon. I’ve wanted to make this since seeing Julie & Julia. A pretty easy version was recently featured on the PBS series Everyday Food and…

Crisp Wontons with Strawberries and Yogurt

A visit back in time to July of last year for a simple and elegant dessert. Saturday night we were invited by our friend Jim to enjoy an evening of classical music provided by the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra at the beautiful Blossom Music Center. Unlike every other concert at Blossom, for the Orchestra you are…

Strawberry Freezer Jam – Way Back Wednesday

It seems as though there might be some sort of Strawberry theme this week. Earlier in the week, I told you all about Roasted Strawberry Lemonade. Today, we go way back to last August, when I learned the fun skill of making freezer jam. It changed my life forever. Ok, that might be a bit…

Peach Buckle – Way Back Wednesday

A peachy delight from way back in September 2010. Rustic and elegant. That’s how I’d describe this incredible Peach Buckle from issue #14 of Everyday Food Magazine. First, it’s almost the perfect time of year to be using the sensationally seasonal peach. I have to say, this recipe made for a divinely moist cake. And the…

Bacon Jam – Way Back Wednesday

And now, for something a little different. This week’s Way Back Wednesday features my most popular post from back in November 2010, Slow-Cooker Bacon Jam: I have an important introduction to make. That, up there in the photo, is slow-cooker bacon jam. Intrigued? I was. You see, I love all things bacon. Well except for…

Frozen Honey Cream – Way Back Wednesday

So the temps in our little corner of Ohio have been over 90 degrees the past several days. I don’t know about you, but those kind of temps get me thinking ice cream. Today, I reintroduce you to Frozen Honey Cream. And do you want to know the best part of this recipe.  You don’t…

Oatmeal Cream Pies – Way Back Wednesday

Welcome to another edition of Way Back Wednesday. This week, featuring my very own Oatmeal Cream Pies from last October. These received raves at a party that I brought them to. Enjoy. The original post: Confession time. I’ve had crushes on girls. I’ll let that sink in a moment. In fact, my first crush was…

Cappuccino Brownies – Way Back Wednesday

Welcome to the first Way Back Wednesday at Made by Mike. A new weekly feature where I spotlight a recipe and post from some time ago. I realized that I get new readers every day. Readers that may have missed all the fun we had way-back-when. To kick off the series I reintroduce you to…