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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

Minty Cucumber Salad -

A refreshing summer salad that can be part of your meze platter!

Cooking Tip

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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Top Dogs!

Some traditions you just don't mess with, and a Chicago dog is one of them. The Windy City boasts more hot dog stands than fast-food franchises, so this might be its most popular and venerated food. All-beef frankfurters (steamed or simmered in water) are "dragged through the garden," meaning they're piled with a bunch of veggie condiments. Ketchup is not included. No way, nohow. Ask for it and a street vendor will laugh you right off Michigan Avenue. This isn't a recipe to tweak or upgrade.

Try rocking these Chicago Dogs at home for your next casual buffet. Top each with a spicy sport pepper (pinch-hit with a peperoncino if you can't find this regional favorite), and don't forget the celery salt. It's all about the celery salt. So set out the fixings and teach your guests about this Chi-town ritual.

Chicago Dog

"You know most of the food that Americans hold so dear - things like hamburgers and hot dogs - were road food, but even before they were road food, they were peasant food."
~ Alton Brown

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A Small World!

SIMPLE, SAVORY BITES WITH AN INTERNATIONAL SPIN RULE THE COCKTAIL HOUR!

Mediterranean cultures have an enduring tradition of gathering at the end of the day for drinks and nibbles. These early-evening sessions are known to extend long past sundown, propelled by light cocktails and shared plates that keep the conversation lively and the atmosphere convivial.

Meze Platter

This summer, embrace Europe's most relaxed form of entertaining, in which small dishes are assembled beforehand - so the cook can sit back and unwind too. Lazy days and warm nights lend themselves beautifully to these easy recipes, which take advantage of what's available and treat it with the lightest of hands.

So what will it be? Italy, France, Greece or Spain? Choose a destination, and invite friends to join you on a gastronomic journey; they should be home by morning :) The Eastern Mediterranean tradition of meze inspired these Meatballs with Ouzo and Mint, called keftedes in Greek, they're flavored with mint and garnished with a shower of fresh lemon zest.

"To invite a person into your house is to take charge of his happiness for as long as he is under your roof."
~ Brillat-Savarin