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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Recipe: Let Espresso & Date Smoothie or Java Green Smoothie be your sworn BFF | Health

Is it just us or do smoothies really reset our body back to factory settings? Smoothies are a gift from heaven that come in different flavours and if you too feel the same, we have good news for you!

To kickstart a long weekend, we dug up two smoothie recipes that are similar to the chilly treats at cafes but with a healthy twist and will give you energy for the day ahead. If smoothies are your go-to drinks, try these recipes of Espresso & Date Smoothie or Java Green Smoothie and let them be your sworn BFFs.

1. Espresso

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Try Guys ‘No Recipe Road Trip’ Picked Up to Series at Food Network

Discovery’s Food Network is hungry for more on-the-road cooking improv escapades from the Try Guys, the YouTube viral-video comedy troupe.

The cabler picked up “No Recipe Road Trip With the Try Guys” to series, with an additional five-episode order. Food Network previously had announced a deal with the Try Guys for a one-off special of the same name; the special will now air as part of Season 1 so there will now be six episodes total. No premiere date has been set for the hour-long “No Recipe Road Trip” series, which likely will be available on both Food Network and

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Vanilla Latte Coffee Granita Recipe (Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan)

Perk up with this vanilla latte coffee granita. It’s a simple recipe that was submitted by J J Parchman as a Sweet entry in our Snackable Recipe Contest several years ago. J J said, “This granita is so very light and fresh! It is delightful in summer but, once you taste it you will make it all year round. It’s the perfect end to a heavy meal or light snack. The coconut milk adds a depth of flavor and texture that makes this dessert so satisfying.”

Vanilla Latte Coffee Granita Recipe - Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Fee, Allergy-Friendly, and so refreshing!

This Coffee Granita is a Like a Frozen Vegan Vanilla Latte

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What Is Turmeric Coffee? Health Benefits and Recipe

Turmeric coffee and golden milk lattes have surged in popularity over the past few years — and for good reason. These beverages are warm, comforting, colorful, flavorful, and loaded with healthy nutrients and antioxidants.

Turmeric coffee is incredibly simple, as the only extra ingredient is turmeric, a vibrant yellow spice that is widely used in Indian cooking and traditional medicine. It contains a compound called curcumin, which is anti-inflammatory and may possess pain-relieving properties (1).

Golden milk lattes are another drink made with turmeric. They may also contain other spices, such as ginger, black pepper, or cinnamon, and

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Nigel Slater’s recipe for courgettes with tahini | Food

Even the largest of late-summer courgettes can make good eating when floured, seasoned and fried until crisp.

Put 4 tbsp of light tahini in a mixing bowl. Peel and crush 1 small clove of garlic to a paste, then add it to the bowl with 50ml water, 250ml of thick yoghurt and the juice of 1 lemon, stirring well.

Chop 2 tbsp of parsley leaves and add to the dressing. Roll up 8 mint leaves and shred them finely with a sharp knife. Stir them into the dressing and taste for salt. Use a small whisk if you wish

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