Posts tagged: Spring

Greek Chicken Wraps

Greek Chicken Pita Wraps Recipe // @nicoledula

I made these Greek Chicken Wraps for Collaboreat and now I have the recipe here for you. I’m so pleased with how they turned out and then Melissa made them and sent me the sweetest Instagram message to say her family loved them. How lovely is that? Here’s the story behind this recipe and why it’s a big part of my first memories of Detroit. To someone who isn’t from metro Detroit, Greek Chicken Wraps might seem like a strange meal to associate with the area. Detroit’s diverse melting pot of cultures and love of greasy spoons has filled the area with diners featuring menus with… Continue reading

Chocolate Olive Oil Loaf Cake with Coconut Milk

Chocolate Olive Oil Loaf Cake with Coconut Milk // @nicoledula

I’m back from 4 days in Louisville, KY and 2 days in Nashville, TN! There was cotton candy, modern art, sorghum, Mint Juleps, antique shops, beer, paletas, peaches, hot chicken, smoked ham and bourbon. So much smoked ham and bourbon. Did you follow along on Instagram? I did a bunch of research on where to go and more importantly, what to eat and everything just seemed to fall into place perfectly. I’ll tell you more about that soon, but first, chocolate loaf cake! I made this loaf cake, hoping for something big in chocolate flavor, moist from extra virgin olive… Continue reading

Ramp Spaghetti Carbonara with Poached Eggs

Spaghetti Carbonara with Ramps + Poached Eggs Recipe // @nicoledula

Last November, after meeting our new niece in the hospital, we went out for dinner at Mani Osteria in Ann Arbor. We toasted to little Molly and ended up having one of the best meals of our lives. All of the dishes were memorable, but the carbonara pasta with a poached egg on top blew my mind. Traditionally, carbonara involves cooking pasta and bacon and then mixing the hot pasta with raw beaten egg and cheese and allowing that mixture to coat the pasta in a creamy sauce that cooks from the heat of the pasta. Mani Osteria’s twist of adding… Continue reading

Homemade Sweet and Savory Pierogi

Homemade Pierogi Recipe with Take a Megabite // @nicoledula

You guys know Megan, right? I assume you do because she’s the super fun gal behind the food blog, Take a Megabite. We go on lady dates from time to time, always getting a brunch appetizer. In addition to being fun to eat with, she’s also incredibly talented, kind, funny and a really good friend. I’m very lucky to live near her! We wanted to collaborate on something special and we came up with homemade pierogi. We dared to dream our dreams and came up with our own savory and sweet fillings. Between the two of us, you have 4 pierogi… Continue reading

Vegan Raw Strawberry Crumble

Vegan Raw Strawberry Crumble Recipe // www.dulanotes.com @nicoledula

How was your weekend? I hope it was good! For the past few Easters, we’ve had dinner at a friend’s house. I plan the menu with our hostess, Nancy, digging through my Pinterest saves for recipes we can make. This year we decided on Mom’s deviled eggs (the guys go crazy for them), Cookie+Kate’s green goddess hummus, Bacon-wrapped pork loin, beet salad with whipped goat cheese + maple walnuts, green beans sprinkled with summer savory, spaetzle and chocolate cake with espresso + bourbon buttercream and crumbled chocolate cookies (!!!) We split the menu up and I spent the better part… Continue reading

Spiced Maple Stout Quick Bread

Spiced Maple Stout Quick Bread Recipe // www.dulanotes.com @nicoledula

I’m pretty sure all you need to know is that I sent one of these loaves to work with Marc and it was gone in a flash. Marc deserves a chunk of the credit, though, because he shared his “technique” for putting out my baked goods at work and getting people to partake. First of all, he tells me Mondays and Friday are good days to share because the company doesn’t offer any snacks on those days. He also sets out plates and napkins and attaches a sticky note to tell everyone what the treat is. This time he even… Continue reading

Strawberries and Yogurt Brulee

Strawberries and Yogurt Brulee Recipe // Dula Notes

Cindy just had a beautiful baby boy (yay, Cindy!) and while she’s taking care of that precious little guy, she’s asked some blogger friends to guest post. Today on her beautiful blog, Hungry Girl Por Vida, I’m sharing this easy, 4-ingredient recipe for Strawberries and yogurt brûlée! It’s like creme brûlée, but the healthy version! Head over to Hungry Girl Por Vida for the recipe.

Strawberry Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Pie with Chevron Crust

Strawberry Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Pie Recipe // Dula Notes

This pie was a little miracle that happened while we were visiting the west side of Michigan recently. My sister-in-law and I made plans to walk to the farmers market and do a little browsing and buying without anything particular in mind. The Holland farmers market has a great selection of produce and flowers, so it doesn’t even make sense to have much of a plan. The peonies were clearly the star of the market and Bethany chose a bouquet of deep fuchsia peonies to take home. Aren’t these succulents great? They were planted in cement containers and I just… Continue reading

Chocolate and Lemon-Pistachio Semifreddo

Chocolate and Lemon-Pistachio Semifreddo // Dula Notes

The long Memorial Day weekend was just what we needed. Our barbecue was a success  and it was really nice to have my parents stay with us for the weekend. Mom and I made cream puffs! Dad and I went on a 12 mile bike ride after eating cream puffs for breakfast! The weather was sunny,  breezy and just gorgeous. I also have a Memorial Day tip for you. If you live in a state that has bottle returns, do not return your bottles the day after Memorial Day. I thought I’d stop in at the grocery store and get… Continue reading

Potato Salad With Ramps

Ramp Potato Salad Recipe // http://www.dulanotes.com/

It turns out that it’s ramp week here on Dula Notes. I want to share these recipes with you while you can still get your hands on them. And this recipe happens to be great for Memorial Day. On Sunday we’re having our annual Mother’s Day/Memorial Day barbecue where my parents, Marc’s parents and our brothers and sisters come over. I love it. I look forward to it every year and it’s a blast. Right now I’m writing down what I’m making and when. My lists have lists and I’m getting a bit stressed, but I’ve asked Mom to teach… Continue reading