Category Archives: Meal by Mike

In Honor of National Pasta Day

After what has seemed like an extraordinarily busy 3/4 of a year, I have begun cooking on a more regular basis. I have been able to read some of the books that I got for my birthday way back in … Continue reading

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Pasta with Peas and Prosciutto

Tonight I am essentially living the bachelor life. My wife is chaperoning a Girl Scout sleep-over with my older daughter and my younger daughter fell asleep early at the end of a busy week. Since I didn’t need to cook … Continue reading

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Homemade Baked Macaroni and Cheese

In my house, pasta is a true staple. My two daughters would each be willing to eat it at almost every meal. One way they are unwilling eat it is with powdered cheese and out of a box. This is … Continue reading

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Comfort Food

Well, it finally happened. The cold that has gone through my house caught me. I felt its effects in the middle of last week and thought I had it beat. Then I overdid it a bit yesterday and was out … Continue reading

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Strawberry Shortcake

To me, there is one thing that always signals that Summer has begun…Michigan-grown strawberries. It is possible to get strawberries year-round these days, but I have yet to find an out of season berry that has more than a fraction … Continue reading

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Return from Unplanned Hiatus

Hello, World! I feel like it has been so long since I last posted anything here, that I almost forgot that this blog existed anymore. I find it rather ironic that what has kept me from writing in such a … Continue reading

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Pan Sauteed Duck Breast with Balsamic Vinegar Reduction

For supper on Christmas Day, I like to cook something that is slightly out of the ordinary. This year I opted for duck breast. When cooked in a skillet over high heat on the stove top, you can get a … Continue reading

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