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She ate / He ate: Hits and misses at the Stillwater Grill

Braving a sit-down restaurant in Okemos with the kiddos.

She Ate: Hits and misses at the Stillwater Grill

Although it has been open for many years, I have only been to Stillwater Grill a handful of times. My two recent experiences there can be summed up as inconsistent.   A few weeks ago, a …
Flash in the pan

Chile Verde with purslane

By ARI LEVAUX  Pity the misfit tomatillo, aka the Mexican husk tomato. Most cooks don’t know what to do with that swaddled orb that looks like a paper lantern and tastes like some …
The Dish

Good Truckin’ Diner: Next level waffle

 Good Truckin’ Diner is known for creative twists on classic American diner food, plus tacos.   They offer an array of interesting options like jackfruit, spicy maple syrup, …
Capital News Service

Michigan’s connection to Queen Elizabeth II: Lamprey pie

An odd tradition – sea lamprey pie – linking the Great Lakes to Great Britain’s Royals and is expected to continue with the crowning of King Charles III. Lampreys …
the Dish

Good mood Cuban food

After an afternoon of hiking around looking for mushrooms and swimming at Hawk Island, the appetite demands something hearty and well-rounded. Post-exertion ravenousness speaks to how much context …
Flash In The Pan

The Pickle Project (or how to please the Advice Goddess)

By ARI LEVAUX It began with my friend Amy Alkon gushing about Dietz & Watson brand kosher dill pickles, which she calls “the crowning glory of picklehood.” Alkon is an …
FOOD: FEATURES FROM ELSEWHERE
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Warm Up Fall with Filling Family Meals
  (Family Features) Cooler fall months call for comforting, hearty meals that taste just as delicious as they look. Filling …
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A Flatbread for the Family
(Family Features) When dining outside with your loved ones, there are few things better than a tasty dish the whole family can enjoy. …
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Turn to Tradition for Tex-Mex Taste
(Family Features) The next time your loved ones crave a comforting dish that’s warming from the inside-out, turn to an all-time …
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Simple Family Meals Fit for Fall
(Family Features) Maintaining a healthy eating plan can be challenging year-round, and busier fall schedules can make those goals even …
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A Good-for-You Salad Loaded with Grapes
(Family Features) Your next snack or office lunch can get a boost of flavor from this Smashed Cucumber and Grape Salad, perfect for …
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A Homemade Crunchy Mushroom Wrap to Save Your Grocery Budget
(Family Features) If the prices of your favorite ingredients have you dreading the next trip to the grocery store, finding ways …
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A Family Favorite in Just 5 Minutes
(Culinary.net) Running short on time from a busy schedule shouldn’t mean skipping out on your favorite desserts. In fact, it …
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Warm Up Winter with Sweet Dessert Videos
(Family Features) When cold winds blow this winter, warm up in the kitchen with sweet, delicious desserts. Warm up with Winter Recipe …
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Fall for Comforting, Grape-Inspired Recipes
(Family Features) As days get shorter and cooler weather sets in, the cravings for hearty, comforting meals often follow. Traditional …
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Stretch Your Grocery Budget with a Savory Solution
(Family Features) In today’s world, grocery shopping can seem more like a burden than an opportunity to gather supplies for …
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Expert Offers Tips to Boost Your Immunity

(NewsUSA) - The ongoing pandemic has highlighted the importance of keeping your immune system strong and healthy, according to Leonard A. Farber, MD, a healthcare executive and expert in …

How the perfect cookie pairing can elevate everyday moments

(BPT) - What do you think of when you imagine the perfect pair: Peanut butter and jelly? Wine and cheese? Cereal and milk? Face it, certain things are better when they're matched with just the right …

A Savory Solution to Stretch Your Grocery Budget

(Family Features) Consider the benefits of mushrooms, which provide a delicious option to enhance flavor in favorite recipes while extending portions in an affordable way.

A Fast, Flavorful Solution for Simplifying Family Meals

(Family Features) These Sheet Pan Hawaiian Veal Meatballs are a perfect example of a quick yet delicious meal . With veal as a key ingredient that cooks fast and easy, it's ideal for weeknights and meal prepping ahead of busy weeks.

Savor Summer’s End with Chilean Lemons

(NewsUSA) - Summer may be winding down, but it’s not over. Even as vacations end and school begins, summer weather and outdoor entertaining and activities linger into October in many places. …

Show That You Care Even When You Can’t Be There

(NewsUSA) - Why not send a homestyle crumb cake? You can’t always be with friends and family in times of joy or sorrow, but sending special treats for comfort, support, or celebration is an …

Registered dietitian shares best in back-to-school meals, snacks, and swaps [Video]

(BPT) - Back-to-school season means hectic mornings, busy weeknights, and activity-packed weekends. So here to help us fuel our kids from …

Tackling climate change means leveraging beef’s benefits

(BPT) - Beef is valued for its flavor and nutrition in cuisines worldwide. However, recently you may have heard that eating beef is bad for the environment, so you're unsure if you should limit …

Peanuts Deliver Good Food Fast

(NAPSI)—Life today often seems to be in overdrive, leading many Americans to make snack and meal decisions quickly without really thinking about the nutritional makeup of what they’re …

Give Traditional Recipes A Better-For-You Twist

(NAPSI)—Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States—about 655,000 Americans die from heart disease each year, …

Controlling Seasonal Diseases In Cattle

(NAPSI)—Here’s something cattle ranchers know: Each season brings with it different health challenges for their livestock, from respiratory diseases to eye and foot infections, to enteric and …

(Family Features) You can bring barbecue flavors home and cook like a pitmaster with dishes recreated from the series and developed by "Hardcore Carnivore" cookbook author Jess Pryles, including Smoked Chuck Beef Ribs, Grilled Jalapeno Cheddar Meatballs and Szechuan Skirt Steak with Crispy Rice.

(Family Features) An easy hack for your next game day meal can be a recipe you prepare at home, such as these Korean-inspired Sweet and Spicy Bratwurst Subs. Sweet Heat Foil Packets provide another no-mess, single-serve solution.
(Family Features) Consider these tips to help boost your children's immunity and boost vitamin C at home with Broccoli Tater Tots and Frozen Creamsicle Yogurt Bites.
(Family Features) These Jalapeno Bacon and Salsa Biscuit Bites are perfect for serving during the pregame festivities to power up your fellow diehards or as a halftime snack to recharge for a second half surge.

(Family Features) To kick off the day right, try these Thick Cut Bacon, Ham and Pimento Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches. For a midday pick-me-up, Asian Cajun Po' Boys offer a mouthwatering kick. 

(Family Features) Savor the timeless taste of pasta with this Penne Alla Vodka, a classic dish high on flavor and low on hassle. When it's time to settle down for the night, end the day on a high note with the sweetness of Strawberry Shortcake.
(Family Features) This Popcorn Party Pizza swaps out the classic pizza crust for popcorn - infused with gooey melted marshmallows and topped with childhood favorites.
(Family Features) Setting the stage for success in the classroom starts with reliable morning routines the whole family can depend on. This school year, add better-for-you breakfast recipes like Orange Oatmeal or an Orangeberry Smoothie to the menu.

(Family Features) Kickoff your menu with an app like these Jalapeno Bacon and Salsa Biscuit Bites that meld together traditional tailgate tastes. Then put a Tex-Mex twist on a traditional favorite with this Enchilada Lasagna, perfect for feeding a crowd of hungry fans.

(Family Features) These Creamy Chicken Risotto and Chile Verde recipes are perfect in a pinch to satisfy hunger without requiring complicated prep or cooking steps. Just heat rice and add ingredients like cheese and seasonings for flavorful meals you can cook in mere minutes.
(Family Features) This Greek Chicken Fried Rice transforms a traditional side dish into a filling meal for four in less than 30 minutes. Plus, it requires just one wok or skillet, leaving hardly any cleanup on those busy weeknights.
(Family Features) For a kid-friendly way to put veggies on the table, look no further than familiar favorites like Pickled Beet Tacos. If dinner plans call for a low-stress side dish or lighter meal, serve up Italian Pasta and Bean Salad that requires just 15 minutes of prep and a handful of flavorful ingredients. 
(Family Features) Pan Seared Salmon with Cucumbers and Creme Fraiche offers a reprieve from the heat by putting your stovetop to work. When you're ready to head outside and fire up the grill, Cedar Plank Salmon with Miso Soy Glaze combines light, flaky salmon with a sweet homemade sauce.

(NAPSI)—Autonomous robots are becoming a familiar sight for grocery shoppers as they roam store aisles scanning shelves for missing, mispriced or misplaced products. Along the way, they collect and …

(NAPSI)—Springtime in California brings a plethora of vibrant, local ingredients, including fresh California avocados, for home and professional chefs alike to elevate their seasonal dishes. This …
(NAPSI)—Trying to incorporate more healthy foods into your cooking repertoire? Think California Sweetpotatoes. Nutritious and delicious, California Sweetpotatoes are filled with plenty of vitamins …
(NAPSI)—Everyone needs delicious recipes with heaping servings of veggies. Whether you’re thinking about overall health or trying to lose a few pounds, maintaining a balanced diet throughout the …

(BPT) - As a parent, watching your child reach milestone moments — such as exploring new foods — is exciting yet sometimes anxiety-inducing. Introducing solid foods should be an adventure …

(BPT) - As the leaves begin to change color and the temperatures get a little cooler, it can be challenging to stay on track with your nutritional goals. Cooler months often come with less outdoor …
(BPT) - Our ecosystem consists of many important elements, from plants to insects and animals to water sources. One of the crucial components of our food ecosystem are the honey bees, as they are …
(BPT) - Women have shaped — and made — history through resilience. Stacy’s® Pita Chips, a woman-founded brand dedicated to helping women rise, believes that we must celebrate women’s strength in the face of adversity and recognize the triumphs of those who came before us.
(BPT) - The idea — and reality — of choosing organic has come a long way since the movement’s early days in the U.S. Decades on, a dizzying array of organic products line grocery …

(Family Features) Nutritious and full of antioxidants, sweetpotatoes are a perfect option for summer recipes as they're easy to grill in a recipe like Sweetpotato Wedge & Purple Cabbage Salad with Poppyseed Dressing.

(Family Features) Satisfying lunch and dinner ideas can give loved ones the fuel they need while delicious desserts provide motivation for growing minds to get homework finished before enjoying a treat.
(Family Features) Light bites and summer just seem to go hand-in-hand, especially when the temperature outside means turning on the oven is out of the question. Fresh Express Caesar salad kits, can be a perfect solution when you want to kick back and relax.
(Family Features) Take busy schedules on with a menu of delicious recipes that require 30 minutes or less. These simple yet flavorful ideas call for limited instructions, less equipment and shorter ingredients.

(BPT) - Heart health is an important issue for everyone but is a particular concern for the Hispanic community. According to the American Heart Association, 52% of Hispanic men and 43% of Hispanic women nationwide have a form of heart disease, which can often lead to death.

(BPT) - Are you looking to revamp your habits and focus on your wellness? You don't have to follow a strict program or completely change your schedule to have a balanced lifestyle that benefits your physical, mental and emotional health.
(BPT) - By JoAnne Foody, M.D., FACC, FAHA, Chief Medical Officer at EsperionThis fall, we recognize National Cholesterol Education Month — a time to reflect upon the importance of heart health …
(BPT) - Whether you have kids in grade school, high school or heading off to college, you know how much you can spend on everything from clothes and school supplies to lunch items and dorm …
(BPT) - You’ve probably experienced this — you're making rice for dinner, but when you cook it on the stovetop it comes out hard and undercooked, dry and burnt or overcooked and mushy …

(BPT) - With the school year in full swing, it can be challenging for families to find time away from their busy schedules and spend quality time together. One easy way to make sure there is quality …

(BPT) - It’s that time again — kids are heading back to school, and you’ve got a million things to do. Near the top of the list is shopping and planning for healthy, easy-to-fix …
(BPT) - Are you on the lookout for fresh new drinks to enjoy while taking advantage of some of the last long evenings of summer and early fall? As part of this year’s search for the next …

(BPT) - You know eating fruits and vegetables is good for you, but you don't always eat as many as you should. And you're not alone.September is National Fruits & Veggies Month – a …

(BPT) - The start of a new school year can be incredibly exciting for children and parents alike, and it can also be a busy season. Whether you have multiple kids going back to school this fall or …
(BPT) - With kids heading back to the classroom, it means the start of new schedules and routines. After a relaxing summer, it may also mean added stress for parents who must now think about prepping …
(BPT) - Do you make vacation plans around well-known restaurants and tasty regional favorites? If so, you’ll want to explore the amazing array of culinary delights in Myrtle Beach, South …
(BPT) - Attention iced tea lovers — summer is here, and so are the sweetest recipes to sip on this season.When it comes to tea, Americans are obsessed. Aside from bottled water, tea is the …
COVID-19 changed how we eat out—here are the trends that are here to stay
Monkey Business Images // Shutterstock Restaurants had to make major adjustments when dining rooms all over the world had to shut …
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One-third of food produced in the US goes to waste—here's how that impacts the environment
Polarpx // Shutterstock There are 900 million acres of farmland in the United States, broken into more than 2 million farms. This …
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10 meals you can prep ahead to last the whole week
Brent Hofacker // Shutterstock Planning and preparing meals for the week ahead is a food trend that's grown in popularity for its …
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How 4 common milk alternatives compare in nutrition
Canva With over 20% growth in sales and $2.5 billion spent in 2020, it is clear that plant-based milks are soaring in popularity. …
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10 plant-based, kid-friendly snacks for back-to-school season
Thistle You may have set a goal this school year to provide your kids with healthier snacks in their lunchboxes, or already stocked …
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Former football star reveals his top 5 tailgating recipes and tips
(BPT) - It’s time for football and that means one thing — tailgating season. As a quarterback, Tony Romo knew all of the …
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8 tips to encourage creativity in your tween
(BPT) - The tween years can be incredibly tough to navigate. Between trying to figure out their passions, building friendships and …
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How to create lasting family bonds through cooking: 4 tips to try
(BPT) - A cultural shift in 2022 has led to more multigenerational living across the United States and it is now becoming increasingly …
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Lance & Little League Announce the 2022 Coaches of the Year: Joy Magnabousco & Antonio Colon
(BPT) - Lance, the beloved snack brand that has been fueling America with its sandwich crackers for more than 100 years, and Little …
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Celebrate National Lemonade Day with Tasty Treats
(BPT) - Aug. 20 is National Lemonade Day, and with temperatures reaching record highs, it’s the perfect time to indulge in a …
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