Chorizo and Potato Tortilla Pizza

This recipe is a variation on my quick and easy Skillet Tortilla Pizza, but with a Mexican twist. Chorizo and potato makes an excellent filling for tacos or tortas, so why not on a pizza? This combination is soooo tasty and these are super fast to make. Chorizo is best when you cook it downContinue reading “Chorizo and Potato Tortilla Pizza”


Borek is a family of pastries or pies found in the Balkans, Middle East and Central Asia. The pastry is made of a thin flaky dough such as filo with a variety of fillings, such as meat, cheese, spinach, or potatoes. In this instance it is filled with ground spiced lamb in tomato sauce with onion garlic, cumin, coriander, Aleppo pepper, allspice, cinnamon andContinue reading “Borek”

Crispy Bean, Cheese and Potato Mini Tacos with Mexican Ranch

These crispy mini tacos are stuffed with refried beans, cheese and potatoes, pan fried and then served with a delicious homemade Mexican ranch dip. I loved these for a meatless dinner that didn’t take all that much time to make. I used cooked, cubed potatoes in them for more texture, but you can also useContinue reading “Crispy Bean, Cheese and Potato Mini Tacos with Mexican Ranch”

Scallion Pancake Challah Bread

I was really intrigued when I saw a recipe similar to this on online. Scallion pancakes are often a staple in dim sum restaurants and they are one of my favorites. I’ve made them at home a few times too. They are layers of dough with scallion filling that are rolled out into circles andContinue reading “Scallion Pancake Challah Bread”

Potato, Bacon and Gruyere Galette

Galettes are so much fun to make. They have crust similar to pie, but since they are free form it is a lot less effort. You still get the wonderful buttery, flaky crust, but in a more rustic form. I have a couple other galette recipes on here you can also try. Spinach and ArtichokeContinue reading “Potato, Bacon and Gruyere Galette”

Spanish Style Tortilla

I have been making this easy cheater Spanish style tortilla for years since I first saw the recipe on Serious Eats. I say cheater because it uses a little trick to save time and effort that I love. Instead of thinly slicing potatoes for the dish, it uses salt and vinegar potato chips! I knowContinue reading “Spanish Style Tortilla”

Bindaetteok (Korean Mung Bean Pancakes)

Korean mung bean pancakes (or bindaetteok), are savory pan fried cakes made from ground dried mung beans and a variety of tasty fillings. My favorite is pork/kimchi. This recipe is a combo of my mother-in-law’s recipe and the recipe in the Korean Kitchen cookbook. These are really healthy for you as mung beans have aContinue reading “Bindaetteok (Korean Mung Bean Pancakes)”

Pickled Eggs

I started making pickled eggs back when we first started keeping chickens, about 10 years ago. I am always looking for ways to use my wonderful chicken eggs and pickling them was fun and easy. Traditionally pickled eggs often use a bit of beet to give the bright pink color, and I sometimes do that,Continue reading “Pickled Eggs”

Garlic Balsamic Olive Oil Dip

As mentioned in my Chicken Balsamico post, I have some amazing balsamic and garlic oil that my mom sent from Michigan and my kids had been asking to have it with some homemade bread, so I made some fresh baguettes and this garlic balsamic olive oil dip to have with a charcuterie board. This dipContinue reading “Garlic Balsamic Olive Oil Dip”