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Zhizhig Galnash (Chechen Beef and Dumplings)

Zhizhig galnash is a a traditional Chechen dish of tender beef, vegetables, hand made dumplings and a garlic sauce made from the cooking broth, potatoes and garlic. I had never heard of this dish or had it before, but my husband sent me a link to it. A lot of new recipes I try come…

Linguine with Green Olives, Broccolini and Bread Crumbs

Pasta dishes make great weeknight meals because they usually don’t take much prep and are quick to cook. I am huge green olive (and any olive) fan, but I have noticed people either love green olives, or hate them. If you hate green, you can always sub kalamata or other mixed olives or leave them…

Chinese Roast Pork with Vegetables

This recipe comes from the wonderful Woks of Life. I pretty much love any recipe from that site. Roast pork with Chinese vegetables combines the amazingly flavorful Char Siu pork with tons of veggies for a delicious and complete meal. I typically sous vide my char siu when I’m making BBQ pork buns, but I…

Italian Grinders

My grandma used to watch my cousins and I lot in the summers when I was a kid, and she often made us grinders for lunch and I love them! This recipe is apparently a viral tik tok recipe, although I saw it on pinterest. The pictures looked delicious so I gave it a try…

Soft and Chewy Hoagie Rolls

This recipe for soft, chewy hoagie rolls originally comes from The Kitchen Whisperer. If you follow me, you know I have my favorite sandwich roll recipe, but since I was going to make grinders, I decided to try this new recipe. I love making bread and I’m always up for trying new recipes. This is…

Strawberry Rhubarb Sour

This strawberry rhubarb sour is a cocktail I made up to make use of the rhubarb gin and bit of regular gin we had left in our liquor supply. It has a tasty sweet and tart flavor with a hint of ginger. Strawberry rhubarb is one of our favorite pie flavors, and it seemed like…

Lemon Chicken

Lemon chicken is a Chinese takeout favorite, and this recipe is basically my friend’s amazing sweet and sour chicken, but with lemon sauce instead of sweet and sour sauce. In this recipe the chicken is fried in a crispy breading made from cornstarch, but you could also used pan seared chicken breast instead if you…

Roasted Broccoli Salad

This recipe is adapted from Pinch of Yum, which I love. Roasted broccoli salad is a different way to get some broccoli in your diet and the salami/bacon, garlic, shallot, lemon and parmesan make it way more delicious than the boring steamed broccoli I often make my family eat. 🙂 I made a few changes…

Roasted Vegetable Soup

I have been making this roasted vegetable soup for over 15 years and I never get tired of it. It only has a few ingredients, but roasting the vegetables at high heat caramelizes them and gives the soup a deep, rich vegetable flavor that is absolutely delicious. To make the soup you just need 6…

Bacon and Blue Grilled Cheese

I’m always up for any variant of grilled cheese, and I made some sourdough this weekend so decided to try this bacon and blue grilled cheese. This sandwich has both white cheddar and blue cheese, which sounded amazing to me. The recipe I based this on suggested pepper bacon for these, and that sounds great,…

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