Skip to content

Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Nov 13 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Blueberry Sauce

Sometimes the simplest things taste best – this wonderful sauce is made with blueberries, sugar and lemon juice. When Michigan blueberry season was coming to a close, we bought a big 10-pound box! This is a great way to use fresh blueberries, although you could use frozen if needed. Put this sauce on top of ice cream, pound cake, pancakes, waffles, or cheesecake, and it makes the ordinary into something special! It also freezes well, so make a big batch!

Oct 23 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Black Bean Burger Sliders

Instead of the usual beef or turkey burgers, we changed it up with these spicy vegetarian black bean burgers. These were made slider size, but could easily be made as a standard size burger patty. Really tasty and different!

Oct 12 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Buttermilk Pound Cake

This old recipe for a buttermilk pound cake produces a moist, dense cake that is delicious on its own and goes well with fruit or ice cream. It keeps for a long time in an air-tight container and also freezes well. The cake can be flavored many different ways – lemon, almond, poppy seed, vanilla, etc. and glazed, frosted, or dusted with powdered sugar.

Oct 2 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Corn Fritters

Here is another wonderful way to use fresh sweet corn and make a great side! Light and fluffy, these fritters put the corn flavor forward!

Sep 18 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Pistachio Pudding Cake

Here is a cake that is moist, flavorful and easy to make! It starts with a box of cake mix and had a subtle pistachio flavor and a light creamy frosting. Make it in a tube pan or 9×13, it’s sure to please!!

Sep 7 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Roasted Tomato Pie

With crops of flavorful summer tomatoes coming in, here is a wonderful way to use them as a main course dish.

We roast the tomatoes first to bring out their sweetness and evaporate some of the juices, then layer them with

sauteed onions and fresh herbs in a pastry crust. A topping of mayonnaise and grated cheeses makes a tasty top crust!

Aug 28 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Blueberry Breakfast Cake

This is an easy, moist cake that is wonderful for breakfast or anytime. A great way to enjoy the fresh blueberries coming to market this time of year! We also take a closer look at the Sunbeam Mixmaster 12C that we used to make this cake.

Aug 8 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Watermelon Salad

This is a wonderful summer salad that is easy to make and a great way to enjoy the season’s sweet watermelon! It includes feta cheese, fresh basil and chives, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Make ahead and it goes great with grilling!

Aug 1 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Salisbury Steak

Here is a classic ground beef dish that we ate when we were kids but have forgotten how good it can be!!

An easy dish – perfect to make in an electric skillet on in one pan on the stove top – that renders a flavorful

beef patty with onions and gravy.

 

Jul 25 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Veggie Cheese Quiche

Making a quiche – a savory custard pie – does not have to be complicated. A buttery, flaky crust, holds the moist

and creamy filling filled with sauteed mushrooms and onions and a dose of cheddar cheese. Serve warm or at

room temp – perfect for breakfast, brunch or serve with a salad for a lunch.