Amber Chicken

This recipe does well whether it’s using chicken or butterflied turkey breasts. Either one is amazing. It’s a very warm, autumnal taste. Amber Chicken Ingredients 4 boneless butterflied chicken breasts 1/2 cup coarse mustard 1/3 cup real maple syrup 1 tablespoon cornstarch (or 1 tsp arrowroot starch) Directions Coat slow cooker with olive oil to […]

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Beef Paprikash

Another simple, comforting Hungarian dish that I like to throw on when I want the entire house to smell amazing. Beef Paprikash Instructions 2 teaspoons olive oil 2 pounds beef rump roast, cut into 1″ pieces 2 onions, halved and sliced 1 teaspoon fine sea salt 4 cloves garlic, finely diced 2 red or green […]

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Americanized Plov

For years I called this Plov. I know that it isn’t traditional. You can go from village to village in Hungary and have 8- different variations. However, a fellow blogger was very rude and informed me that any Hungarian worth their salt would spit in it because it wasn’t plov. Apparently my plov caused much […]

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Veggie Fried Rice

Fried rice is one of my basic comfort foods. As a child, Sunday morning breakfast regularly consisted of either fried rice mixed into scrambled eggs. Now it’s become a comfort food that brings comfortable memories of some of my father’s more tender moments. Veggie Fried Rice Ingredients 2 cups basmati white rice, cooked & cooled […]

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Chai Tea Concentrate

For the nights that you don’t have the time to brew up a fresh pot of chai tea.. Chai Tea Concentrate Ingredients 5 c water 3″ fresh ginger, sliced into coins 2 cinnamon sticks 3 star anise 1 tbsp black or pink peppercorns 60 cardamom pods 20 whole cloves 1 orange peel 1 tsp whole […]

Dijon Brined Baked Chicken

This recipe was sent to me by a friend, but she didn’t remember the website that she pulled it from. If you know where it’s from, please send me a link. This was amazing chicken! Dijon Brined Baked Chicken Ingredients 3 1/2 to 4 lb whole chicken 1/2 c coarse sea salt 8 garlic cloves, […]

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Bacon Clam Chowder

I remember going to visit my stepmom once and she made a beautiful New England clam chowder for me, knowing that it had been one of my favorite childhood foods. This is a gluten-free version close to what she had made me. Bacon Clam Chowder Ingredients 16 slices gf bacon 1 large sweet onion, minced […]

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Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice Clone

There are days where I could go to Chiptole and order their rice and eat it plain. Then there are days where I’m too poor to go out (or I don’t want to put on real pants) and I need to eat at home. So her is a recipe very much like the famed pricy […]

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Steak & Cheese Tartiflette

Traditionally a tartiflette is kind of like a French potato au gratin dish with the only meat being lardon. I’ve taken the dish and done a twist on it to elevate the meal from a side dish to a main course casserole. I’ve tried variations on the meat including pork and hamburger, but the steak […]

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Pineapple Whipped Dreams

I like Disney Dole Whips just fine, but I’m too impatient to actually freeze it and roll it the way that it’s supposed to. While monkeying around with a maybe Dole Whip, I came up with the following recipe. The taste is pleasantly reminiscent of a jell-o mold that my grandmother used to make. This […]

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