Category Archives: Traditional

Healthier Pumpkin Soup – Fusion

This healthier version of pumpkin soup perfect for the autumn season From the original site: I use kabocha, it’s Japanese pumpkin. Kabocha has a sweeter taste more than other type of pumpkin. It’s high with potasium, vit B and C and as the source of complex carbohydrates which good for increasing energy. This pumpkin soup […]

Deviled eggs with shrimp, yellow mustard and basil.

This recipe is inspired by classic deviled eggs plus spiced up by the deviled eggs seen on Food network. It’s my combination of delicious deviled eggs that conquered the hearts of my family members. I would be happy to see what your favorite deviled eggs recipes are. Ingredients: 4 eggs 2 tablespoons mustard (yellow) ½ […]

Flavored Lentils (Daal)

This is for people with an appetite for non spicy yet flavored food. Vegetarian Recipe. The picture provided is copied from the internet, the cooked lentils look similar to the lentils in the picture. Special Instructions: Serves 6 to 8 people. Ingredients: 1 cup or 8 oz lentils 1 medium sized onion 1 heaped tablespoon […]

Mandu – Korean Dumpling

I loves this recipe because is a tasty way to enjoy tofu and mushrooms From the original site: My son & hubby loves this korean dumpling so much, so… I always makes a lot of it when there is time for making mandu. Moreover this is another way to enjoy tofu and shitake mushrooms in […]

Torta Maria Luisa – Maria Luisa Cake

This is a Latin twist on a traditional Victorian Sandwich cake, also called a Victorian Sponge Cake. The zesty orange marmalade filling makes the cake oh so elegant and perfect for any fancy occasion. Even non-cake lovers won’t be able to say no to this cake! From the original site:  Nobody knows for sure why […]

Leche Poleada with Empanada Dippers

This is my new twist on a traditional Salvadoran food, empanadas made out of plantains (empanadas de platano). In El Salvador, empanadas de platano are usually eaten coated with sugar. In this recipe I make a vanilla egg custard (leche poleada) that I use to both dip the empanadas into, as well as to fill […]

Classic Guacamole

Holy Guacamole! Whoever invented it…thank you! Guacamole is so great on tacos, burgers, sandwiches – and especially just by itself with tortilla chips. So here is a little post to share with you the way I make it! From the original site: Gently stir everything together without mashing. Adjust the flavors, salt, lime according to […]

Chicken Nuggets!

This is a delicious recipe for golden, juicy chicken nuggets that kids (and adults, too) love! Move over, McDonalds! From the original site: …drain them on paper towels, immediately sprinkling them with salt. You can keep them warm in a 200F oven while you fry the rest of the nuggets. Perfect chicken nuggets! They can […]

Spaghetti and Meatballs

It’s yummy spaghetti and meatballs with veggies built into the meatballs and tomato sauce. No fighting with the kids (or hubby) to eat their veggies! From the original site: How to make awesome spaghetti and meatballs with a hidden serving of vegetables. Our trick? Pack the meatballs with grated carrots and zucchini. Aside from being […]

Poulet Vol-au-Vent

The other evening Filippo and I dined at a marvelous new restaurant in downtown Sarasota, Brasserie Belge. The evening was marvelous from start to finish; starters were champagne and lobster croquettes, main was muscles for Filippo while I chose Vol-au-Vent and we finished with a shared Dame Blanche! I got to thinking ahead to dinner […]

Mom’s Chili for Spicy Seniors

Just because you’re 80 doesn’t mean you need to put up with bland food! This is a very flavorful chili recipe whether you are 8 or 80! My 3rd-grade son asked me to make it 2 nights in a row. From the original site: In went a few kinds of dried ground chiles, in […]

Vegetable Cutlet/ Patties

This good old cutlet recipe is not too technical to make and it also includes very simple ingredients which will be available in almost any Indian kitchen. These cutlets taste delicious just on it’s own, or served with ketchup. You can also enjoy these cutlets also as a burger with cheese melted on top. Special […]

Roasted Garlic Foccacia

Roasted Garlic Focaccia…It’s simple, is ready to bake in a couple of hours, and the olive oil lavished on top gives it a beautiful crust. Quoting the original site: A handsome splash of extra virgin olive oil, a couple of heads of roasted garlic in the dough, a sprinkling of fresh oregano, sea salt & […]

Potato Sausage Soup and Pumpkernickel Rye Twist Bread

Potato Sausage Soup a perfect, tummy warming, hearty soup served with freshly baked Pumpernickel Rye Twist Bread. Quoting the original site: We’ve had the most beautiful spring days for almost two weeks now and the days have been warm and full of bright sunshine. But the nights have been cold and then we had a […]

homemade corned beef and cabbage
Niki’s Homemade Corned Beef and Cabbage

Last year, Niki posted her entire process for making homemade corned beef – corning it herself rather than buying that pink stuff in the store.  So if you’re up for doing it for this St. Paddy’s day, it’s time to start thinking about it! Here are the three posts from last year, with all the […]

Chicken & Dumplings

The weather is cold and icky… so what better to make than grandma’s recipe for Chicken & Dumplings? Chica & Jo write: For as long as I can remember, my grandmother has been warming my family with her chicken and dumplings. It’s the perfect comfort food during the long, oh so long, really, really long, […]

Fête des Rois galette

Please welcome our newest contributor, Élise! The Fête des Rois galette is filled with almonds and tasty holiday flavors. This traditional pastry is served each year at my Papa’s Alliance Française in Aiken, South Carolina – where a surprising number of French and French Canadian transplants have made their homes. The tradition follows as such: […]

Black Eyed Peas for New Years Day (Hopping John)

I’m about to make my Black Eyed Peas for tomorrow, so I’m passing on my super easy recipe.  It only takes about an hour or so to cook, so you can pull it together on New Years Day morning, if you’re not too bleary eyed–or cook it today and just reheat tomorrow– I think it’s […]

Best Bread Pudding Ever

Wendy at Wisdom of the Moon claims this is the best bread pudding ever… And who are we to disagree–Although we’d like to point you to one of ours, too: Irish Car Bomb Bread Pudding from Niki! (Got one you think is just as good?  Leave a comment!) I do have to admit, this looks […]

Pizza Dough

We’re taking a couple of days off for the holidays, so we’re running a few old posts from when we first launched back in February! -ed For Christmas my Mom gave me a book called Kneadlesly Simple (by Nancy Baggett).  The following is her recipe for Neapolitan Pizza Dough.  It’s really good and really easy, […]

My Grandmother's recipe for sour cream pound cake
Nanny’s Sour Cream Poundcake

As a kid, one of my favorite Christmas traditions (well, besides Santa & presents, and all that!) was that we could eat whatever we wanted to for breakfast Christmas morning.  I would have a slice of my grandmother’s sour cream poundcake.  It’s perfect just as is, and needs no icing or adornments.  I haven’t made […]

Pepper Cornbread

This weekend we had a little gathering at our house–with the guys working outside and the girls making icecream, which ended up with everyone staying for dinner.  This cornbread was pronounced fabulous, so I’m here to share it with you–it’s wonderfully moist, not too sweet, & just a little cheesy. Cornbread is probably the easiest […]

turkey pot pie with cornbread crust
Turkey Pot Pie with Cornbread Crust

It may be a little late for Thanksgiving Leftover posts, but this one looked too tasty to pass up.  I’d never thought to pair a pot pie with a cornbread crust, how inspired!  And you don’t have to wait for leftovers… this is a great thing to do with a whole chicken when they are […]

how to make eggnog, step by step: finished eggnog
How to Make Eggnog

With the Holiday season approaching, I figured this was a good time to pull out my tutorial on making homemade eggnog. It’s really not that hard to do, and it’s so much better than just buying some of that dairy stuff.   It’s great to serve at a holiday party.  In case you’re hesitant, here’s a […]

Southwest Stuffing

Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious sends us her award winning (literally–she just won a contest with it!) recipe for Southwest Stuffing… Now as a Southern girl, I do cornbread dressing, not stuffing with my holiday meals, but I do confess that I do have a place in my heart for stuffing as well. Dorothy says: For me, […]