Author Archives: Liza M.

About Liza M.

foodie, francophile, Ann Arborite, teacher, bookworm and self-professed latte-lover--come cook with me!

Pan Seared Fish with Green Gazpacho Sauce

If, like me, you’ve spent the lazy days of summer being just a tad overindulgent, perhaps you’ve had one too many lobster rolls, say three in one week, and you’ve been strutting around with reckless abandon thinking all that weed … Continue reading

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Salad Pizza

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. And what I mean by that non-sequitur is when your father hands you a bag of greens from his organic garden, make salad pizza. The lemon thing just sounds a little more charming. … Continue reading

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Sautéed Chicken with Morels and Rice Crémeux

  This picture is weird because I’ve been Instagramming a lot lately (find me at lizainannarbor) and playing with apps.  Sorry for any confusion. Moving on… This little ‘ole French recipe is 100% Off. The. Hook.  And I mean that in … Continue reading

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Green Chile Breakfast Casserole

Should you find yourself in Santa Fe anytime soon, and please do, you and yours will not be at all disappointed to feast on the simple and hearty fare called Green Chile Breakfast Casserole.  Of course, you would have to have … Continue reading

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Chicken and Mushrooms with a Dijon-Mascarpone Sauce

Chicken Dijon is one of the dishes I’ve been making since I first started cooking over 20 years ago when I moved, on a whim, to Colorado with a high school friend. My previous forays into the culinary had yielded … Continue reading

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Coffee-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Bourbon Pomegranate Glaze, Cheesy Grits and Chard-Brussels Sprouts Hash

Although this is not an Irish meal, this is a gratuitous St. Patrick’s Day Irish picture. Tonight, Shepherd’s Pie is happening, fittingly, but last night, this happened. It would be remiss of me to keep it a secret. I did, … Continue reading

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Happy Mardi Gras

Fat Tuesday is a big day in Michigan schools. Laissez commencer the Michigan Merit Exam! Er, not quite what you were expecting? I’ll be cooped up for five hours proctoring this big old test with a room full of juniors. … Continue reading

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Kale Salad with Apples, White Cheddar and Candied Bacon

Dare I post another kale salad? I mean, seriously, this is now the third incarnation of this cruciferous salad and neither of my other two were very popular if I’m judging by the comments (which I am).  And I’ve got … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Pasta with Caramelized Onions and Kale

If last week’s Daube Provençal was a comforting and multi-stepped (but totally worth it) labor of love, let this week’s post serve as its complete, though no less delicious, antithesis. It’s vegetarian, so counteracts any meat-eating guilt (I am my … Continue reading

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Daube Provençal a.k.a South of France Beef Stew

How’s that for a comeback? I’ve been gone from this blogging world for well over two months now (eek!), but I figured this comforting deliciousness is as good a reason as any to return. I may have lost my readers, … Continue reading

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