From the monthly archives:

April 2010

Barbecue Beans

Barbecue Beans

April 25, 2010

Living in Michigan, we are used to short summers and we work hard to make the most out of them.  Summertime cookouts are one way to do this and we have several each year.  As a result, I am constantly looking for easy side dishes that can be served at our barbecues.  Since I spend a [...]

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Baked Kibbeh

Baked Kibbeh

April 18, 2010

Kibbeh is a general term for an Arabic dish made from bulgur and ground meat. Kibbeh or kibbe can be prepared using a variety of methods including raw, fried, boiled or baked. Many of you may be familiar with the fried versions as they are quite popular at many of the specialty grocers and delis. [...]

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Taboulleh

Taboulleh

April 11, 2010

Taboulleh is a dish that we make frequently in my house and it is another one of the recipes that I inherited from my father-in-law. Taboulleh is a Lebanese salad with bulgur, parsley, tomatoes, onion and mint. The ingredients are chopped and combined and then lemon juice and olive oil are used to [...]

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Macaroni Salad

Deli Macaroni Salad

April 3, 2010

In my opinion, macaroni salad is part of the mayonnaise side salad trinity along with coleslaw and potato salad.   I cannot recall a deli, diner or family picnic that did not have one (or all) of these salads available.  My version is lightened with yogurt and includes a hint of mustard. The green pepper and [...]

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