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Eastern European Main Course Recipes

Schnitzel (Veal, Pork or Chicken)

Thin, tenderized meat cutlets are dredged in flour, egg and bread crumbs then pan fried. When I was in Vienna, I just could not get enough of the famous Wiener schnitzel. Its name derives from the German word for Vienna, Wien. Something or someone from Vienna, is called, Wiener, while schnitzel means cutlet and the…

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American Chinese Main Course Recipes

Chinese Garlic Ribs

Slow roasted baby back ribs with the classic Chinese restaurant-style sweet garlic sauce.

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Canadian Recipes Soup

French Canadian Pea Soup

What has been handed down from the first settlers of a land called New France, traditional soupe aux pois and the commercially popular Habitant Pea Soup, is today considered comfort food in most of Canada. This hearty soup dates back to a time when French Canadian settlers made do with basic supplies brought in by ship from…

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Irish Recipes Side Dish

Scalloped Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese

There is surely no vegetable as versatile as the humble spud.  In Ireland, where you’ll find Tayto Park, a theme park devoted to them and even a national potato day celebrating them, you’ll find potatoes in 97% of households.  So for a nation whose diet includes potatoes regularly, creative cooks have come up with lots…

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French Main Course Recipes

Chicken Cordon Bleu

The term “cordon bleu” or blue ribbon (in English) is synonymous with a top merit in French cuisine. There is also a prestigious international school, Le Cordon Bleu, whose alumni include some of the world’s top chefs. I was recently at a banquet and was served Chicken Cordon Bleu. We were served a processed, frozen, deep…

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American Dessert Recipes

Apple Cobbler with Almond Topping

This recipe is nice and fruity with just the right amount of pastry. Use your favorite baking apples, but I use the gala variety since they are what I usually prefer as a raw, eating apple. I like to top it with almonds but you could try pecans or walnuts too.

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Eastern European Recipes Side Dish

Sweet and Sour Cabbage

Cabbage has long been a staple of the Eastern European diet as it is well suited to grow in cooler, harsher climates, is packed with nutrients and preserves easily. The following recipe makes an ideal side dish for Schnitzel.

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Appetizers Mexican Recipes Vegetarian

Guacamole – Traditional Mexican

This popular Mexican appetizer of avocado, onion, lime, cilantro and jalapeno whips up in minutes.  It’s always a hit with vegetarians and the health conscious too. While usually served with tortillas or corn chips, try it as a dip for bite size sweet peppers, celery and cucumbers. When buying avocados, make sure they are ripe…

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Appetizers Canadian Featured Recipe Recipes Vegetarian

Dill & Garlic Pickles

In mid-summer, grab some baby cukes and fresh dill weed from the farmer’s market and you’ll have pickles throughout the winter.