Mango and Pineapple Batidos

Kyle and I were talking the other day about a guy he works with who owns a popular restaurant in Ann Arbor, and how Kyle had the opportunity to sample some of food.  He piqued my interest so I Googled their site and took a peak at the menu.  The photos of their food looked incredible, the reviews were rave… and the menu made me want to hop on a plane and order one of everything.   On the drink menu they listed an assortment of fruit batidos.  Batidos are Latin American fruit milkshakes.   One particular drink on the menu caught my eye –  the mango and pineapple batidos.  Two of my favorite fruits!

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ginger molasses muffinsThe original RECIPE for these Ginger Molasses Muffins came from a torn page that I have saved from a Nov 2007 copy of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. Only they called them Ginger Pear Muffins.  I slightly adapted the recipe by adding peaches (since it’s summer and I had a few ripe peaches needing to be put to good use) and I added a walnut crumble topping in lieu of the chocolate that was called for in the original recipe.  The original recipe also calls for a light, mild molasses – but I only had  unsulfered blackstrap molasses which gave these muffins a richer, deeper flavor and color.   View full post »

peach and plum galette I slightly adapted the recipe for this incredible Peach and Plum Galette from CHEESE CURD IN PARADISE.    I recently joined a great little recipe swap foodie group called the SECRET RECIPE CLUB and this is my first post of sharing a fellow blogger’s recipe. View full post »

Chicken Wraps

These tasty Chicken Wraps are loaded with goodness and they’re super simple to make.  The chicken is marinated in a little lime juice for just a short while, then grilled (either on your barbecue or a good stove-top grill) to perfection. View full post »

  • August 8, 2014 - 6:51 pm

    Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) - Love this recipe! So fresh and Summery … and really like the idea to cut them into smaller chunks for an appetizer. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

roasted tomato salsa

It’s hard to find a good store-bought salsa.  Whole Foods Market has one that’s not bad, but most store-bought salsas have too much vinegar or they’re too thick and clumpy.  I found the recipe for this Roasted Tomato Salsa in the recent issue of Better Homes and Gardens Weeknight Mexican special interest magazine.  It’s a keeper! View full post »

Oatmeal Pancakes

This Oatmeal Pancake recipe is one of my favorites.  Not just because they’re simple to pull together, and not just because  I always have all of the ingredients on hand….but because they are really awesome pancakes!!   The fact that they’re simple to make and that I always have the ingredients on hand just means I make them more often! View full post »