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 […]

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 […]

Baked Turkey Meatballs

Baked Turkey Meatballs

This recipe has become one of my go-to recipes for a quick and healthy weeknight meal. I actually came up with the first iteration of these for the Cooking with Kids series we did. Turkey meatballs are super flexible and can be used on top of spaghetti, added to a vegetable or bean soup, served […]

Picadillo Recipe

Picadillo Recipe

  Picadillo is a catch-all term for basically a Mexican meat hash. Everyone has their own favorite version, just like everyone also has their own “best” version of spaghetti sauce, meatloaf, and cat tacos, amiright?! My preferred picadillo recipe includes potatoes, peas, raisins and green olives. It’s a sweet and savory combination that I love […]

Vegetable Beef Stew

Vegetable Beef Stew

Beef stew is one of the most comforting and rich foods I can think of to have on a cold night. Put it all together in a pot and let it simmer for a couple of hours and you have one of the finest room perfumes known to man, as well. My mom always added […]

Ground Turkey Recipes

ground turkey recipes

Ground turkey is great for a change from ground beef. Though it was everyone’s diet darling through the 90s, I’m not personally convinced it’s any more healthful for you than lean beef. Still, I appreciate it on its own merit. But be aware of the labels. Just because it says “ground turkey” doesn’t necessarily mean it’s […]