Category: Recipes

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Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya

Most attribute the French heritage of the Louisiana bayou people to coining the name for this dish. The enslaved Africans living in of the area used the word “ya” for rice and the Cajun...

Chicken Paprikash

At the heart of Budapest is the very popular and beautifully restored Great Hall Market. Besides the vegetable, meat, and fish stalls you’ll find the finest Hungarian specialties. One such specialty is paprika which...

Festive Frittata

While traditional Italian frittata is skillet fried similar to an omelette, this version is baked in a shallow casserole dish. Since this recipe includes bread, baking allows time for the liquid to be absorbed....

Hearty Minestrone

The first time I read an Italian-only menu, I noticed a category called minestre where various soups were listed. Later, I learned that Italian cuisine has zuppa, originating as a meager peasant’s ration of...

Venice Canal and Gondolier

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

You are right if you thought this dish was going to be spicy, or at least it should. Fra Diavolo is Italian for “Brother Devil”, and this zesty sauce goes well with pasta and...

Bellagio on Lake Como, Italy

Mushroom & Spinach Risotto

Leave it to the Italians to take something simple like rice to the next level. This northern Italian specialty is so versatile and oh so delicious. By adding a few extra ingredients to the...

Fettuccine Alfredo with Crab

Fettuccine Alfredo with Lobster

Forget about buying that expensive grocery store Alfredo sauce that’s filled with all kinds of fillers, modified ingredients and preservatives. Making it from scratch makes much more sense. In fact, there really isn’t anything...

Chicken Kiev

You would assume that Chicken Kiev was typical Ukrainian food and this was the dish that put the Ukrainian capital on the culinary map. However, it is also claimed by Russians, as being invented...

Ranchero Eggs

Ranchero Eggs

Hueveos Rancheros, as they are known in Spanish, is a perfect brunch dish for Mexican food lovers.  You can either use small tortillas or Charras Tostadas as shown here.  This dish provides a great...