Pork Lettuce Wraps

Pork Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps are the ultimate summer fare — they are quick and easy to make, versatile, light and healthy. You can serve them hot or cold. You can add any vegetables you have on hand, and you can use ground turkey or chicken or even tofu in place of the pork in this recipe. The […]

Cumin Grilled Lamb Sirloin Chops

lamb sirloin chops

The American Lamb Board sent me some fresh lamb sirloin steaks to play with, which was fun as they are a nice tender cut that’s relatively new to butcher shops. I think lamb is an under-used meat in the US; people tend to go for beef instead. But lamb of today is perhaps much milder […]

Choripanes!

Choripanes!

Choripanes were invented in Argentina, but similar sandwiches are eaten in Uruguay, Brazil, and Chile. Choripán is a portmanteau of chorizo and pan – sausage and bread — but that’s not all there is to it. Chimichurri is what makes the sandwich famous.

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

I was fortunate to have a Swedish meatball recipe in the collection I inherited from my grandmother. I tried them out for the first time last Christmas as part of my Christmas Around the World series. I emailed with Sophie from Sweden to get the scoop on Swedish food and she gave this recipe the […]

Egg Roll Recipe

Egg Roll Recipe

From what I gathered on the internet, the egg rolls you find at Chinese restaurants are evolved from the more delicate spring rolls actually found in China. Spring rolls are so called because they are served in the spring time, and at Chinese New Year. Egg rolls are so called because the wrappers (or “skins”) […]

Tourtiére

Tourtiére

Part nine in my Christmas Around the World series! Christmas in Canada, focus on: TOURTIERE! Thank you to Sharron for sharing your recipe! Originally a tourtiére was a HUGE meat pie baked in the deep dish for which it is named. The tourtiéres I saw on the innernet were like Dutch ovens, 6 inches deep […]

Guatemalan Tamales – Tamales Guatemaltecos

Guatemalan Tamales – Tamales Guatemaltecos

Part two in my Christmas Around the World series! Christmas in Guatemala, focus on: TAMALES! Guatemalan tamales are quite different from the Mexican tamales you may be more familiar with. These tamales are wrapped in banana leaves for one thing, which imparts a grassy floral scent, and they are two or three times larger than […]

Leftover Turkey Recipes

Leftover Turkey Recipes

Picture this: it’s three days past Thanksgiving and you still have a ton of leftover turkey. Even worse, you only have a little turkey leftover — hardly enough to make a meal from . Do not fret! There are loads of leftover turkey recipes and here are some of them!   Chicken Turkey Pot Pie […]

Roast Duck

Roast Duck

Kyle Williams has been asking me for a duck recipe since at least early 2012 and it’s taken me until now to figure out how to do it. I’m sure I’m not alone in being a little intimidated by duck. Unless you hunt them yourself, or you live in England where the Christmas Duck still […]