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

Beef Bean and Cheese Burrito Recipe

Chef Char’s Beef Bean and Cheese Burrito Recipe Burrito Filling Ingredients 5 pounds lean ground beef 3 (15 oz. each) cans refried beans 1 jar (16 oz.) chunky salsa 1/2 cup dried cumin 1/3 cup granulated garlic 1/3 cup chili powder 1/3 cup oregano 2 Tablespoons onion...

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Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chef Char’s Turkey Noodle Soup Noodle Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup semolina flour 3 eggs 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Pinch salt Fresh or dried herbs (optional) ¼- ½ cup ice water (start with ¼ cup and add more water as needed) Noodle Directions:...

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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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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.

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