Chicken Enchiladas

When I bake a chicken one of the things I like do do with the leftovers is make chicken enchiladas. These are such a hit that sometimes I just bake a chicken to get the meat for them. That is what I decided to do this weekend because I had a bunch of jalapenos from …

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Moussaka and Pastitio

It seems appropriate since yesterday I covered the concept of a roux and white sauce to post recipes today that builds on those concepts. Moussaka and Pastitio and two classic Greek is dishes both which use a bechamel sauce. A bechamel sauce is a white sauce to which eggs are added. Ack you say eggs …

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Stuffed Cabbage

This spring I got cabbage twice in my CSA box. One cabbage was the size of a basketball. I like cabbage a lot but it can be a challenge to use it. I made a nice batch of coleslaw, boiled dinner, and then steamed some with potatoes, onions and kielbasa. All these meals were super …

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Making a homemade Indian feast

Sunday is my favorite day to cook because it is the day I have the most time to spend on things. Because of this I typically make something special on Sunday. This Sunday I decided I wanted to make a couple of Indian dishes. This week’s CSA box had mustard greens and spinach and my …

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Shepherd’s Pie

This Sunday was St. Patrick’s Day and I wanted to make a Irish or British pub style meal. In the past, I’ve almost always made corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day. However, I made this a couple weeks ago and I wasn’t ready to have it again so soon. Other alternatives were bangers …

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Tom Kha

For the last two week pretty much everyone in my house has had headcolds. Being stuffed up is super uncomfortable. One way to cope is to consume spicy hot food. My husband and I like Thai food and a month ago we had a new soup at our favorite Thai restaurant. Tom Kha is very …

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Chile Verde

So it is cold and rainy here today so I decided I really wanted to make something warm and tasty in the slow cooker. Normally I only make slow cooker recipes on the weekend when we have dinner guest because most of the ones I have make an enormous amount of food. But I really …

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Keftedes (aka Greek meatballs)

One of my favorite things we used to have growing up was Greek meatballs. Most of people know these as Keftedes. What makes them unique is the fact they are made with ground lamb and dried spearmint. My mom and grandmother would always fry them but I wanted a slightly healthier version. So I converted …

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