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Homemade Apple Pie!

Our famous homemade, hand sliced Apple Pie is only $8.99. Order by phone - 586.469.2525 or just stop in and grab one! Great with vanilla ice cream!

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Recipe of the Week

Oil Roasted Summer Vegetables -

With harvest season here and summer still hanging on, this recipe for roasted summer vegetables is a perfect side dish to anything on the grill. Feel free to mix and match with the vegetables of your choosing!

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3 Salad Tips -

• Fresh Ingredients Matter: With a dish that's so completely dependent on one or two ingredients (lettuce or greens), the kind of lettuce you're buying matters a great deal. While the packaged lettuces are convenient, they're often frozen and transported to your local grocery store, so they'll never taste as fresh and delicious as a local bunch of lettuce. Take a little extra time with the washing and chopping — it'll pay off in flavor.

• Break out the Mandoline: I always hate recommending that readers buy a new piece of kitchen equipment, but if you don't yet have a mandoline, they work wonders for making an inspired, delicious salad. Mandolines allow you to very thinly slice vegetables like carrots and radishes, adding visual interest to your salads and allowing you to add many different vegetables without weighing down the greens. If you don't have a mandoline, you can certainly thinly slice these vegetables on your own — it just takes more time and patience, obviously.

• Experiment with Unexpected Ingredients: It's easy to reach for chopped mushrooms, sliced tomatoes or olives for your everyday salad. Maybe you like to scatter in a few sunflower seeds, soft cheeses, or croutons. But what about toasted hazelnuts? Gogi berries? Perserved lemon and capers? How about adding in cooked whole grains like couscous or quinoa for more of a complete meal? Starting to push the envelope on which ingredients belong in a salad can be quite liberating, will help you use up leftovers in the refrigerator, and will likely lead to new favorite salads.


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Country Fare!

Autumn's chills bring sweater weather and robust appetites. There is no better time to savor hearty country foods and good jug wines. Crusty homemade breads and rich soups that capture the earthy flavors of the harvest are perfect accompaniments to fall foliage jaunts. These meals are complete with the added crunch of an apple or pear, a slab of farmhouse Cheddar, and a bottle of country wine. Inhale the autumn splendors with one last picnic set on a cozy blanket amids milkweed pods and showers of maple leaves, beside crimson-hued bogs and moors, or along grassy cattail-bound ponds.


Autumn cravings - A picnic in an apple orchard... a tailgate picnic where everyone forgets about the football game... beach plums, Damson plums, Seckel pears and lady apples... roast chicken... Indian summer... sweet potatoes... not closing the summer cottage... warm apple pie... visiting the apple cider mill... Beaujolais Nouveau... street fairs...

Rich orange rutabagas - one of our favorite turnips - blend beautifully with beef stock, carrots, and Hungarian paprika. Autumn Celebration Soup is highlighted with a dollop of sour cream and enlivened in texture by dark crispy bacon and caraway seeds.

"Even if a farmer intends to loaf, he gets up in time to get an early start."
~ Edgar Watson Howe

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Pot Pie ~ Comfort Food!

All of us grew up with pot pies - homemade if we were lucky, otherwise store-bought. Either way, we all remember breaking through that flaky, buttery crust to get at the steaming, creamy chicken or beef or vegetables inside. Pot pies are, in fact, the ultimate comfort food, conjuring up images of Mom in the kitchen and a milk-and-cookies kind of world.

Chicken Pot Pie

Pot pies, like us, have grown up. Developing a sophistication and a range of tastes and styles. But at the same time, they remain just as comforting, soothing, and satisfying as the ones we remember with so much affection. The overall favorite has to be the chicken pot pie. Poultry is so versatile because it adapts well to lots of different cooking techniques and seasonings.

Poultry pies are great vehicles to recycle leftovers. A few cups of leftover chicken or turkey combined with vegetables and sauce, crusted with potatoes, pasta or biscuits, can make a weeknight dinner into a special occasion. Boneless cuts of chicken or turkey make the best choices for pot pies. If you are buying a rotisserie chicken one night, turn the leftovers into a pot pie the next. The flavor will be completely different from the previous meal.

Gumbo is one of those dishes that takes its flavor form the cook's whim. This Chicken Gumbo Pie with Buttermilk Crust can be made ahead, and the buttermilk biscuit crust will become one of your favorites. Cooking a roux is not difficult, but don't try doing it when you are going to be distracted, as you will need to stir it constantly.

"Almost every person has something secret he likes to eat."
~ M.F.K. Fisher