Recipes Seen Here

Hi, my name is Mike and I’m a food-blog addict. I read a lot of them…really, a lot. I also subscribe to a baker’s dozen food-centric magazines. I frequently post blog updates of my hits and misses in attempting these culinary adventures. This page serves as a quick spot to be linked directly to most of the recipes featured on my blog. After all, you should visit these other sites too.  You will be amazed at the creative and wonderful recipes out there on the interwebs just waiting to be savored. Judging from this index, I clearly have a thing for sweets.

Appetizers & Dips

Feta Salsa : Smitten Kitchen

Sweet Spiced Nuts : Food Network Web Site

Asparagus Gruyere Tart : Everyday Food

Goat Cheese and Pesto Dip : made by mike original

Stuffed Jalapenos : Everyday Food

Jarlsberg Spread : Everyday Food

Sweet & Spicy Almonds : Everyday Food

Slow-Cooker Bacon Jam : Everyday Food

Homemade Dill Pickles : Martha Stewart Living

Smoked Gouda & Pecan Mini Cheese Balls : Martha Stewart


Boozy Arnie : Everyday Food

Michele’s Famous Beerita : made by mike original (courtesy of Michele)

Soups & Salads & Sammies

White Chicken Chili : One Ordinary Day

Chili 3000 : Penzeys Spices

Italian Wedding Soup : Ina Garten

BLT Salad with Buttermilk Dressing : Everyday Food

Spinach Salad with Salmon : Everyday Food

Italian Grilled Cheese with Pesto : made by mike original

Lighter Beef Chili : Everyday Food

Mike’s Ultimate Chicken Salad : made by mike original


Turkey Lasagna : Ina Garten

Pasta with Goat Cheese & Roasted Asparagus : Everyday Food

Baked Ziti : Everyday Food

Tomato & Olive Penne : Everyday Food

Vegetable Lasagna : Everyday Food

Pasta with Pesto, Potatoes & Green Beans : Everyday Food

Sausage & Mushroom Pasta Gratin : Gourmet Live

Orecchiette with Sausage & Roasted Peppers : Everyday Food

Chicken, Edamame and Noodle Stir-Fry : Everyday Food

Creamy Fettuccine with Asparagus : Everyday Food

Pasta Salad with Roasted Broccoli : Everyday Food

Main Dishes

Lemon Chicken with Croutons : Ina Garten

Beef Braised with Red Wine : Everyday Food

Pizza Two Ways : Everyday Food

Chicken Tenders Parmesan : Everyday Food

Turkey Meatloaf with Feta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes : Giada De Laurentiis

Spiced Chickpea and Zucchini Saute : Everyday Food

Strata with Sausage & Sun-dried Tomatoes : Everyday Food

Empanadas : Everyday Food

Mini Deep-Dish Pizzas : Everyday Food

Southwestern Skillet Pie : Everyday Food

Pizza Frittata : Everyday Food

Pomegranate-Glazed Chicken : Everyday Food

Ham and Potato Bake : Everyday Food

Penna Frittata with Basil and Ricotta : Martha Stewart

Lighter Sesame Chicken : Everyday Food

Maple Planked Pork Chops with Rosemary & Lemon : Williams-Sonoma

Crustless Broccoli-Cheddar Quiches : Everyday Food

Side Dishes

Fried Smashed Potatoes with Lemon : Giada De Laurentiis

Oven-Baked Risotto : Everyday Food

Roasted Corn with Chili Lime Butter : Tyler Florence

Cranberry Velvet : Jane Snow

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Seasoned Salt : Martha Stewart


Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits : Ina Garten

Garlic Bread : Everyday Food

Blue Cheese Scallion Drop Biscuits : Smitten Kitchen

Greg’s Wonderful Weekend Waffles : Adapted from

Cakes, Pies & Desserts

Triple-Citrus Cupcakes : Martha Stewart

Pumpkin Cream Pie : Everyday Food

Aunt Helen’s Coffee Cake : Francie’s Aunt Helen

Lemon Cake : Ina Garten

Lemon Cheesecake Squares : Everyday Food

Lemon Cornmeal Cake with Lemon Glaze : Bon Appetit

Banana Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins : Baked

Pecan Cake with Rum Frosting : Real Simple

Chocolate Chip Muffins : Dinner and Dessert

Cinnamon Coffee Cake : Everyday Food

Lemon Ricotta Tart : Everyday Food

Peach Buckle : Everyday Food

Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins : Everyday Food

Ricotta Orange Pound Cake : Giada De Laurentiis

Chocolate Mousse Tart with Hazelnuts : Everyday Food

Mini Ginger-Almond Cheesecakes : Everyday Food

Frozen Honey Cream : Everyday Food

Sweet Cherry Granita : Everyday Food

Crisp Wontons with Strawberries & Yogurt : Everyday Food

Peach, Blueberry & Almond Crisp : made by mike original

Orange Vanilla Bean Cupcakes : Annie’s Eats

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes : Annie’s Eats

Cookies & Candies

Chewy Granola Bars : Smitten Kitchen

Maple-Nut Granola : Everyday Food

Goat Butter & Honey Caramels : Martha Stewart

Cinnamon-Chocolate Fudge : Giada De Laurentiis

Red Velvet Cake Balls : Bakerella

Chocolate-Glazed Pumpkin Cookies : Everyday Food

S’mores Icebox Candy Bars : Joy the Baker

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies : Joy the Baker

Banana Split Brownies : Martha Stewart

Chocolate Caramel Crackers : Smitten Kitchen

Butterscotch Cashew Blondies : Martha Stewart

Rocky Ledge Bars : Martha Stewart

Toffee Pretzel Bark : Brown Eyed Baker

Butterscotch Bark : Everyday Food

Cappuccino Brownies : Everyday Food

Skillet-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies : Martha Stewart Living

Snickerdoodle Blondies : Beantown Baker

Mexican Hot-Chocolate Cookies : Everyday Food

Mint-Chocolate Brownies : Everyday Food

Dad’s Ginger Cookies : made by mike original

Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookie : Martha Stewart

Candy Corn Sugar Cookies : Everyday Food

Crispy Chocolate-Marshmallow Treats : Everyday Food

Carrot-Cake Cookies : Everyday Food

White Chocolate Snowflakes : Food52

Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies : One Ordinary Day

Dark Chocolate and Pretzel Crispy Treat : made by mike original

Chewy Chocolate Chunk-Cherry Cookies : Martha Stewart

Snickerdoodle Krispie Treats : made by mike original

Chocolate Cherry Clusters : Everyday Food

Cherry Pecan Meringues : Everyday Food

Cappuccino & White Chocolate Chip Cookies : Joy the Baker

Strawberry White Chocolate Blondies : Adapted from Food Network Magazine

Oatmeal Cream Pies : made by mike original

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies : Martha Stewart Cookies

Vanilla Sugar Palmiers with Chocolate Drizzle : Everyday Food

Orange-Vanilla Meringue Swirls : Martha Stewart Living

Glazed Citrus Doodles : Everyday Food

Almond Sugar Cookies with Almond Frosting : Food Network Magazine

Cherry, Almond & White Chocolate Blondies: made by mike original

Cherry Striped Icebox Cookies : Martha Stewart

Olive Oil & Maple Granola : Orangette

Cinnamon Caramel Swirl Bars : Martha Stewart Cookies App

Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies : Crisco

Chocolate Caramels with Sea Salt : Food Network Magazine

Butterscotch Blondie Bars : Bon Appetit

Peanut Butter Cinnamon Cookies : Martha Stewart Cookies App

18 Comments Add yours

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  2. Linda says:

    Hi, Mike. I live in Bath! I came across your site when looking fo rthe pistachio-apricot granola recipe (so I didn’t have to type it from the magazine LOL) So happy to read your review. I see you try a lot of the recipes I have tried and, if you would like, will send you comments on the recipes I tried that you might like. So glad to have found you! Take care.

    1. michael says:

      Linda, I’d love that. Thanks for checking out my blog. Have you made it out to the new Earth Fare store in Fairlawn yet?

  3. Linda says:

    Mike! I was just there last night (Saturday the 14th). OMG it was wall to wall people, but I tell ya, everyone was so happy in the pouring down rain. Everyone, and I mean everyone, who works there is incredibly nice, helpful, and happy (which as you know is amazing for here Lol). The prepared foods are excellent. I got some salads: asparagus/parmesan, chicken salad, broccoli salad – all amazingly good. Very expensive – very, very expensive. Good to stop by if you are in a hurry and nothing to eat at home. Their breads are very good. I got a french baguette to go with the salads. The chicken cesaer wrap wax excellent according to my daughter. It is worth the experience just to stop by and see what they have. Bring the MasterCard! I am reading through your blog again. I’m loving it. I’ll send you some recipes I’ve tried that I think you and Greg will like. Enjoy your day. Let me know what you think of earthfare.

  4. Linda says:

    P.S. I check on this website everyday: It is by a wonderful woman whose name is Elise. She and her parents cook every day and the recipes are fantastic. I haven’t made one yet that wasn’t outstanding. Hope you try some. I’ll send you our favorites.

  5. Kendra says:

    Nice pesto-in-the-making picture!

    1. michael says:

      Thanks Kendra.

  6. nefermiw says:

    What a nice blog you have here, and some mouth-watering recipes – I have to try some of those. I was wondering… is the degrees in the recipes Fahrenheit or Celsius? (I’m guessing Fahrenheit since you are using cups too.)

    1. michael says:

      Thanks for the comment and compliment! Yes, all temperatures are in Fahrenheit.

  7. neonandshy says:

    Well, I know where to look for baking inspiration from now on. Great blog!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Dan!

  8. Hi Mike! Thanks so much for following my blog! I just recently started out, and I’ve got a long way to go so I appreciate the support! After browsing through some of your recipes, there are several I’d like to try!

    1. Agreed! Your blog is great! Hope to spend more time looking at it soon!


  9. Sam says:

    I love your blog! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. 🙂

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