Michigan’s Best Local Eats: Family recipe guides Nick’s Original House of Pancakes’ from-scratch meals

ANN ARBOR, MI — Nick Panos takes pride in his “from-scratch kitchen.”

“We crack our own eggs,” said Panos, owner of Nick’s Original House of Pancakes in Ann Arbor. “We make our own batter.”

The batter recipe, a close-kept secret, was created by his aunt, also a local restaurant owner.

Nick’s Original House of Pancakes, 3030 Lohr Circle, celebrates its 13th anniversary in December, Panos said. The restaurant focuses on breakfast food, serving up omelets, biscuits and gravy and, of course, pancakes.

“Obviously, pancakes are the highlight,” Panos said.

Panos serves the classics — including chocolate chip, banana and strawberry

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Vegetarian Meals That Bring Home the Best of the Market

This time of year, my diet turns almost completely plant-based.

I suppose it’s only natural: Height-of-season summer produce is seductive, with tantalizing shapes and colors, and the kind of sweetness that comes from being freshly picked. This is the magic moment when melons, berries, stone fruit, peppers, tomatoes, corn, beans and squashes collide.

This menu celebrates that moment. It’s not difficult to execute, but it makes great use of a market basket that is full to the brim.

For an extremely simple yet spectacularly refreshing salad, grab a melon, a cucumber and a handful of cherry tomatoes. With truly ripe

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Whip Up A Romantic Dinner Date At Your Home With These 7 Delicious Meals

Ever since the pandemic has struck us down, we all have been stuck in our homes. Our daily activities of exploring new places, going out to restaurants, having food from street vendors and going on dates with our partners have come to a stall. While we miss those times of getting all excited and ready for a date, we sit at our homes and wonder about the good old times. But even if it’s advisable not to eat from outside, we can always set a romantic and fancy date with our partners at home! All you need to do is

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Three vegetarian meals perfect for summer

This time of year, my diet turns almost completely plant-based.

I suppose it’s only natural: height-of-season summer produce is seductive, with tantalising shapes and colours, and the kind of sweetness that comes from being freshly picked. This is the magic moment when melons, berries, stone fruit, peppers, tomatoes, corn, beans and squashes collide.

This menu celebrates that moment. It’s not difficult to execute, but it makes great use of a market basket that is full to the brim.

For an extremely simple yet spectacularly refreshing salad, grab a melon, a cucumber and a handful of cherry tomatoes. With truly

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6 No-Cook Vegetarian Meals Perfect for Hot Summer Days

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ICYMI, it’s f***ing hot outside. And not to go full-on One Tree Hill levels of dramatic, but having to use my oven or stovetop when the heat is already sweltering

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New Connecticut food delivery service offers healthy meals from local chefs

Keto cheesecake from Manchester. Cold-pressed juices from Mystic. Vegan pasta from New Haven. Kombucha from Danbury. All delivered to your home in one order. 

That’s the concept behind My Local Chefs, a new culinary startup by Vanessa Sena, which launched July 5. Sena’s platform brings together Connecticut chefs, bakers and producers who create fresh and healthy foods, and delivers products to customers around the state on a twice-weekly basis.

“I wanted to do something that was an Amazon-type feel, but for people who wanted healthy food,” she said. “I started inviting myself to all these Facebook groups, and I was

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