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Mexican Chipotle Mushrooms

Mexican Chipotle Mushrooms

Mexican Chipotle Mushrooms is a wonderful recipe that I like a lot and make quite often. It is a very different, refreshing side dish that goes well with any type of meat. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, these mushrooms would go well on pasta or rice. You can also make great tacos. To make the recipe you need only few ingredients. I like to  use chipotle in a can but if you don't have that, we will discuss it in…

Baked Zucchini Tomato And Mozzarella Casserole

Baked Zucchini Tomato and Mozzarella Casserole

You got zucchini from the Farmers Market and don't know what to do with it? This recipe is for you. I love zucchini and this is such a summer item that needs to be cooked while still in season. The recipe is very simple and can be made in no time. You just need some fresh tomatoes, garlic(yum!), few slices of mozzarella and a little bit of cheddar cheese to sprinkle over. Bake and eat! Quite simple, if you ask…

Stuffed Peppers (Ardei Umpluti)

Stuffed Peppers (Ardei Umpluti)

Stuffed peppers are a favorite meal in many parts of the world. They are easy to make and delicious. Perfect for lunch, or for a great family dinner, stuffed peppers can be served by themselves or right next to mashed potatoes or other vegetables. The recipe that I am going to share with you today is coming from Romania and it is a recipe I grew up with. I know there are many recipes out there and everyone uses different…

Mititei- Romanian Grilled Sausages Recipe

Mititei- Romanian Grilled Sausages Recipe

When in the mood for partying and the weather is fine, Romanians go out for picnics. One of their favorite food out there is "Mititei". Mititei are small skinless sausages made with ground beef, lamb or pork meat, garlic and other spices. The sausages are grilled on charcoal hot grill and served with mustard, fresh bread, French fries and cold beer.  It is a meat dish encountered only in Romanian cuisine. This picture was taken at a summer festival in…

Romanian Meatballs (Chiftele)

Romanian Meatballs (Chiftele)

This recipe of meatballs or Chiftele   is a traditional Romanian one. The "Chiftele" are basically meat patties made with ground pork or mixed with ground beef and then deep fried. The mixture has also bread crumbs, spices, garlic and eggs. In some regions of Romania, a shredded potato is also added. Neither my grandmother or my mother added potato to the meat, so my recipe today is the basic one, the one I personally grew up with. The slightly flat shape…

Pork Chops With Roasted Vegetables

Pork Chops With Roasted Vegetables

This recipe is great for the middle of the week when you have to come up with a fast dinner for your family. You don't need a lot of ingredients, it is easy to make, healthy and also very delicious. Serve it with a green salad and you are here for a feast. Leftovers are great too. Preheat the over to 475F. Yes, I know, it is super hot, but you want dinner fast, right? So, stay with me! In…

Classic Chuck Roast With Vegetables

Classic Chuck Roast with Vegetables

It is still cold in Minnesota even if Spring is coming, so last night I decided to make this classic recipe of chuck roast with organic vegetables in the slow cooker. Living in the Midwest and with the harsh, long winters we have, the Slow Cooker or the CrockPot is a great tool to put warm, hearty food on the table for busy families. This is a recipe that I am sure a lot of people know about, but everyone…

Baked Cheesy German Spaetzle Pasta With Caramelized Onion

Baked Cheesy German Spaetzle Pasta with Caramelized Onion

I was running out of ideas for cooking one day and digging through my pantry I found a bag of German Spaetzle Pasta, an egg pasta that is a traditional staple for many German households.  I do not cook a lot with egg pasta, so I had no idea what to do with it. I know Germans combine Spaetzel pasta with caramelized onions and cheese, so I thought that I could try to make a version of baked mac and cheese, but with Spaetzle…

Traditional Hungarian Goulash

Traditional Hungarian Goulash

This traditional Hungarian goulash is a beef stew cooked with lots of onions, Hungarian paprika, tomatoes and sweet peppers. Very popular in Hungary but also in other parts of Eastern Europe, this stew can be served with bread, pasta, like spaetzle, boiled or roasted potatoes and pickles. It is a very hearty dish that works best for chilly days. It feeds a crowd, it is nutritious and very easy to make. It is a very comforting meal, perfect for your…

Andouille Sausages With Peas Potatoes And Leeks

Andouille Sausages with Peas Potatoes and Leeks

This is a beautiful recipe for a quick dinner in the family. Sausages, potatoes, peas and leaks are the base for this delicious dish. I used Andouille sausages which gave the dish a "spicy attitude", but you can use any kind of sausage you like, mild Italian sausage for example. A little bit of white wine will give the dish an elegant finish. A great recipe for a quick dinner or a simple meal at the end of the week!…

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