Welcome to  Chef Frank's recipes. I provide everyday family recipes and  meal planning for 2 to 200 people. Wonderful recipes for families and institutions with scratch entree choices of chicken, seafood, pork, beef and ethnic entrees too. Fresh garden salads and vegetables that don't come from a bag. Special occasion recipes for entertaining during Holidays and  family events like weddings or graduations. Of course we have all the side dishes and special links  for (to go withs) in our recipes for easy meal planning. Wonderful desserts featuring Traverse city cherries and Michigan apples, to Buchan's Blueberries. Herb and spice charts will educate you on their uses, and place of origin. I also have a section for you to send me your recipes and I'll put it in the "recipes from friends" section of our site. Enjoy our recipes and I am always ready to answer any questions you have about food or food services. Thank you, Chef Frank.

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Fresh Fruit Display for Large Groups
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Delicious Meatloaf
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Special Occasion Recipes
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Slow Roasted Cornish Game Hen

Chef Frank's Cherry Honey products can be found in the Traverse City areas finest Farm Markets, and specialty shops that are truly top notch! To experience Chef Frank's,  explore the unique to antique gift shop, and order baked goods from our custom bakery, from our menu or yours, commercial or family orders. We are located at 5818 U.S.31 S. in Grawn Mi. between Rico's Cafe and Pantry Shelf. "Chef Frank's" is posted to our building. Call 231-383-5553. Thank You! Chef Frank.

Cherry Gifts from Traverse City, All Local, All Delicious!

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 Chef Frank's Seasoning
 
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Try these wonderful recipes all including Chef Frank's Seasoning. You can also use Chef Frank's Seasoning in your own recipes as well ( just by replacing your current seasoning salt). Try it on salads, hot vegetables, Chicken, roasts, pork, soups, etc. A must have for the back yard barbeque.

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Chef Frank's Cherry Honey

Chef Frank's Cherry Honey. Pure local honey with local tart cherry juice,
12Oz. Bears $7.00
 
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Spring is here already and it's time for comfort food! Try some of these family favorites.

Prime Rib Roast Recipe is Ideal for Holidays and Special Events. Prime Rib Roast with Au Jus launches any Holiday Meal with all your favorite Side Dishes.

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Prime Rib Roast
15-19 lb rib roast
1/4 c garlic, fresh chopped
1 tbsp Chef Frank's Seasoning
2 c water

Place rib roast in large roasting pan, bone down, add water and seasonings. Cover and place in oven at 275* and roast for 5 hours then check with thermometer. When it reads 140*, it's rare, 150* is med. rare, and 160* is medium. Remove from oven, debone, and slice to appropriate sizes. Serve with Au Jus.

Note: Wonderful Christmas entree. Serve with
Twice Baked Potatoes, scalloped corn and salad. Any side dish will work .

To Debone: When roast is done cut along sides of rib bones and lift individual ribs from roast. Then trim along top of rib just under the flat bone and lift off. Then slice to desired thickness.

Au Jus

4 c water
4 tsp beef base ( paste or boullion)
1 c red wine
1/2 onion (remove before serving)
1 tsp garlic, chopped
1/4 tsp white pepper

In sauce pan place water, beef base, garlic, white pepper, and wine. Simmer for at least an hour. May simmer for hours and adding small amounts of water from evaporation.

Note: Best when made from drippings from your roasts. Just pour into sauce pan and add seasonings and wine, simmer and serve.


Great for
French Dips or Prime Rib.

Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe ia a Standard for the Holidays. Twice Baked Potatoes with Sour Cream, Chives, and Cheddar Cheese is Delicious.

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Twice Baked Potatoes     serves 10
5 russet baking potatoes(large)
3 oz butter
1/2 c sour cream
1 c shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
paprika

Bake potatoes at 375* for one hour. Remove from oven and let cool only long enough to cut in half. Scoop potato out of skin and place in mixing bowl. Mash well then add sour cream, cheese, butter and seasoning. Mash well. Scoop spoonfuls of mashed potatoes into skins and place on cookie sheet or baking dish. Sprinkle paprika on top. Bake at 375* for 20 minutes or until lightly browned on top.


Note:
Goes well with pork ribs, ham, or roast beef, chicken or pork. Great for holidays

Chef Frank Alert: Avoid GMO foods to maintain your health. These foods are mostly GMO (genetically Modified Organisms): soy, corn, zucchini, Canola, sugar beets. If you eat soy, use organic. when you eat sugar, make sure it's from cane, not beets. There are measures taken by several food retailers to demand GMO labeling. We have the right to know what is in our food!

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Quick and easy recipes for everyday family meals or large groups from 2 to 200.

Quick and Easy Recipes Holidays and Everyday

Everyday recipes for busy families. Have fun with summer cookouts and Barbecues. Spring and summer fun are here and ready for your supper table.

Go to the left navigation bar for all our recipes.

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Rico's cafe in Grawn, Mi. has awesome homemade food, and you may find Chef Frank and several other talented chefs, creating favorite breakfast, lunch, and dinners daily . Check out Rico's site for weekly and daily specials.

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To make our Blueberry Pie Recipe, the Best Way is to get your fresh blueberries from Buchans Blueberry Hill on Old Mission Peninsula, Traverse City, Michigan. Or go to www.buchansblueberryhill.com

Chef Frank has hundreds of wonderful recipes to cook for your family and friends. We also have many recipes for large groups from 50 to 200 and larger for church functions, weddings, graduations and any party, event, or special occasion.

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Fresh Fruit Tray for Large Groups

Save The Bees

Chef Frank Alert: Please know the importance of the role our honey bees. They polinate our plants for fruits and vegetables. In our northern Michigan area honey bees produce the best honey in the world from star thistle (spotted knap weed). Some groups are trying to eradicate this weed because it's not a native species, by introducing a foreign beetle to eat the star thistle. "What?",  another foreign species? (What's wrong with this logic?) What will happen when the thistle is destroyed and the bugs need to find another food source? What then will happen. I know we will no longer have the best honey in the world and may end up like China's lower province where the farmers have to climb their pear trees to polinate them with tiny feather brushes in order to get their life sustaining crop of pears. Due to a lack of responsible pesticide regulations, they have poisoned their environment which killed all the bees and their habitat.
We want a healthy honey bee environment with responsible pesticide controls, which include communication to bee keepers of application schedules, as most farmers in our area do. By working responsibly together, we can "SAVE OUR BEES"!!

Chef Frank Alert! Please look at ingredients of your foods. Did you know that rapeseed has only been used widely for lubricating industrial machinery.  A large food company decided to geneticly modify this seed and use it for food before any testing for safety. It come out of canada under the name Canola (which stands for Canada Oil). Now it's in most major brands of peanut butter. Please get on your search engines or from this site and search for "rapeseed" and you'll get an education. Thanks and stay healthy.

Check our daughter-in-law's blog from Homeschool Life, Its Awesome and educational

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Here's a tip from Chef Frank:

 Having a hard time getting the onion smell off your hands? Try running your hands in cool water for a few seconds, then grasp the neck of the faucet and slide you hands quickly back and forth on the chrome causing some friction. Rinse and Voila! No smell.

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If you have any questions on a recipes, just e-mail cheffrank@quick-e-recipes.com

Thank you for visiting our recipe site. I want to invite all who have questions on any recipe or food question to e-mail me at cheffrank@quick-e-recipes.com and I will personally get back to you as quickly as possible to make your cooking experience more enjoyable and successful. Thank you, Chef Frank.

Design your meals with versatility by following internal links to other recipes on our site, like Honey Barbeque Country Ribs or Honey Baked Ham,  Make Homemade Honey Barbeque Sauce. Homemade Teriyaki Chicken, or my French Coq Au Vin. In the Summer, our Beef Brochettes, or  London Broil are a Fun way to Spend the Day Outside Grilling with Family and Friends. Entrees all have links to vegetables like Scalloped Corn, and salads like our Garden Vegetable Salad. There's a Tools & Terms Section if you get stuck with any method on a recipe. A Cool and Handy Herbs & Spice Chart to assist you on their uses. Our Homemade Banana Bread is Foolproof. Our Dessert Section has Peanut Butter  and Holiday Cookies the Kids will Love. Speaking of Kids, There are Recipes for them too, with Adult Supervision. You can go to "Contact Us" on the Navigation Bar on the left of the Page if you have any questions on any part of our Site. For Example; Foods like Shrimp Stir Fry Require a 450* temperature to properly be called a "stir fry".  I Welcome You to Ask us  Questions on Any Part of our Recipes and I Promise to put my 40 years of Experience to Your Benefit. Thank You, Chef Frank.

Thank you for Visiting Quick-e-Recipes, the site that offers support and help in preparing  Quick Scratch Recipes to Make Holiday Entree Preperations Easy and Fun. Quick Easy Recipe Links for Easy Meal Planning. Easy Entree Recipes for Chicken, Beef, Pork, and Seafoods. So when Planning your next Holiday or Event Entrees, Refer to our Site for all your Needs.

Wonderful Holiday meals for family and friends. Quick everyday recipes, or ethnic meals from appetizers and scratch entrees to easy Michigan apple desserts.