Tender bites of broccoli are the star of this creamy, easy to make casserole. Topped with a crispy layer of cheese and bread crumbs, this hearty dish is comfort food at its best. Cheesy broccoli rice casserole is a classic side dish that’s great with a weeknight […]
Creamy and smooth with an almost velvet-like texture, this marinated or “pickled” cheese is a favorite appetizer found in most any local restaurant in the Czech Republic. Garlic, onion, herbs, and a some hot peppers give this treat an amazing depth of flavor. Served with some […]
Pepper, garlic, and spices are used to create an amazingly deep flavored chili sauce called harissa. Originating in Tunisia, this North Africa pepper sauce is also common in Libya, Algeria and Morocco. Used as an ingredient in goat or fish stew, harissa is also used in lablabi, a chickpea soup usually eaten for breakfast, and to flavor couscous. In addition the paste like pepper sauce makes an excellent rub for meats and eggplant. In regions like Tunisia that experience extreme temperatures and have little refrigeration, hot pepper paste is believed to act as a preservative for meat.
Layers of tender pulled pork, thinly sliced ham, Swiss cheese, and dill pickles are pressed between sweet Hawaiian jalapeno rolls to create an amazing sandwich, the Cuban Slider. This southern Florida treat also known as a Cubano, is packed full of flavor. Delicious and easy to make, this sandwich is sure to become a family favorite. Cuban sliders will also be a huge hit at your next game-day half-time buffet.
Utopenci (oo-tow-pen-see) is a traditional Czech appetizer we discovered this fall while vacationing in Central and Eastern Europe. These spicy pickled sausages also known as “drowned-men” are commonly found in pubs throughout the Czech Republic. Usually served with a slice of hearty dark rye and […]
This spicy green salsa is not your typical Salsa Verde usually made with tomatillos, but I find that their cousin the green tomato makes for an amazing flavorful and tangy sauce. Zesty and sweet, this salsa delivers a well-rounded balance of deep flavor and heat. […]
Pork spareribs, smoked sausage, and cured bacon are slowly cooked in a bed of sauerkraut to tender perfection. Choucroute garnie, a traditional specialty of the Alsace region of France, reflects its German heritage. Steaming platters of sauerkraut are piled high with a variety of hearty sausages, cured meats, and cooked potatoes. (more…)
Tender cuts of lamb are grilled to perfection then nestled on a bed of orzo and peas with feta cheese. Mint chimichurri adds a delightfully bright freshness with an interesting combination of flavors and transforms this dish in to an amazing dining experience. Easy to […]