About Chef Char

I have been cooking for the absolute love and fun of it for many years. I grew up in a farming community on Michigan’s west side where much of my food has always come from sources such as my dad’s enormous garden, the vast orchards of a few farmer friends, the depths of the waters of the Big Lake and even the humble woods of my back yard.

Featured Recipes

Cook Time: Approx. 35 min.
Ingredients Walnuts Garlic Fresh Basil Fresh Squeezed Lemon Olive Oil

Cook Time: Approx. 20 min.
Ingredients
Egg Bacon Tomato Cheese Pesto Sandwich Bun

Cook Time: Approx. 45 min.
Ingredients Spaghetti Noodles Chicken Breast Lemon Juice Fresh Tomato Garlic Pesto

Newest Recipes

Pesto

Pesto

Pesto Ingredients: 1 cup raw walnuts 3 tablespoons chopped garlic (about 9 cloves) 3 oz. fresh basil, large or woody stems removed 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Juice of one freshly squeezed lemon 1 1/2 cups extra virgin...

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Pesto Egg Sammie

Pesto Egg Sammie

Pesto Egg Sammie Ingredients: 1 egg, fried 2 pieces of bacon, cooked crispy 2 slices fresh tomato 1 slice cheese (white cheddar, colby or pepper jack) 1 Tablespoon pesto 1 thin sandwich bun Directions: After frying an egg, remove egg from pan and place the...

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Chicken Pesto Pasta

Chicken Pesto Pasta

Chicken Pesto Pasta Ingredients (Serves 4) 1 package spaghetti noodles, cooked 8 ounces cooked chicken breasts, (bones and skin removed) 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 Tablespoon olive oil 4 cups fresh tomatoes, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup pesto...

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Cherry Almond Granola

Cherry Almond Granola

Cherry Almond Granola Ingredients 3 cups rolled oats 1 cup slivered almonds (substitute with rice krispy cereal if no nuts can be used) 3/4 cup shredded sweet coconut 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1/4 cup...

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In the Community

Pies

Each pie is filled with locally available fruits that were harvested at the peak of freshness.  Pie dough from scratch, made with butter and a hint of pure vanilla, is rolled by hand for each pie as it is prepared for baking.  All pies are made with love and locally sourced ingredients, giving you the true farm to table experience.  Chef Char ensures the freshest pies available, so please check the website often for available flavors.

Upcoming Classes

Kid's Cooking: Harry Potter Party with Chef Char

April 04

Magic Food Recipes and Fun Potions for Muskegon Muggles. Dress up as your favorite Harry Potter character and come learn all the culinary secrets to Butter Beer (nonalcholic), Hogwarts Magic Envelope Pockets (baked meat and vegetable pies) and Polyjuice Potion (fruit and vegetable juice smoothies). We will be making own own food magic in the kitchen.

Ages 7+

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Kids Cooking: Bread Bowls and Loaded Potato Soup with Chef Char Morse

APril 09

Learn the basics to homemade stocks and broths as the foundation to several soup possibilities. We will be making hearty bread bowls to go along with loaded potato soup made in class.

Kids 7+

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Baking for Kids: Mini Cheesecakes With Chef Char

April 11

It is so much fun to make different variations of cheesecake just by switching out the crust or filling ingredients. Recipes for three different cheesecake crusts, fillings and toppings will be available in this class. Go home with tiny cheesecakes in the following flavors: pumpkin marble with ginger snap crust, triple chocolate with Oreo bottom, and New York style with graham cracker crust and fruit topping.

Ages 7+

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