In Central African cooking, groundnuts (peanuts) are often used in soups and stews. The peanuts are ground into peanut butter and incorporated into the sauce for flavor and thickening.
The asparagus and pesto give this creamy lasagna recipe delicious flavor.
An authentic New York City hot dog is made with an all-beef frank and topped with mustard and an onion-tomato sauce.
Felix told Willa in The Truth According to Us that Roast Beef Lafontaine Style was a “famous Bavarian dish made out of old Frenchmen.” But, when her dish arrived, Willa discovered it was actually “beef rolled up with mushrooms on top.”
The blackening cooking technique was developed by New Orleans Chef Paul Prudhomme. The shrimp is drenched in butter, and dredged in the blackening spices. It is then seared in very hot cast iron skillet for a couple of minutes.
This Brie Baguette Pizza is made with roasted garlic and tomatoes, fresh herbs and Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese.
This wonderful chicken recipe combines the sweet taste of maple syrup with a lemony twist.
A savory Greek dish with a nice and delicious crust. The meat will need to marinate a day before preparation. This meat pie can be prepared with pork or lamb or a combination of both.
Chicken Carbonara made with a cream sauce and panetta, an Italian bacon. A perfect main dish for an Italian-themed menu.
Chicken Cordon Bleu is a breaded chicken breast cutlet stuffed with ham and Swiss or Gruyere cheese.
Any recipe with the word “Parmesan” in it is sure to please and this recipe is no exception. The chicken breasts have a slightly crispy coating and the cheese topping adds a creamy texture – a delicious combination. (By the way, did you know Chicken Parmesan originated in the U.S.?)
Chicken Périgourdine is a rich and flavorful dish prepared with mushrooms and Hollandaise sauce. It is prepared and cooked in a large cast iron skillet, topped with Hollandaise sauce, then placed under the broiler to brown. Garnish this dish with your favorite fresh herbs and serve with a fresh salad and french bread.
These chicken salad croissants make for a filling appetizer or snack.
Pine trees, and therefore, pine nuts, are abundant in the southwest of France, so I went in search of an authentic Les Landes recipe with pine nuts. I found a good one, but had to adapt the recipe just a bit for the impossible to find ingredients in my rural community. My family gave this dish an A+!
Kebobs grilled over an open flame with fresh vegetables is always a hit, but try it with this Afghan style marinade of yogurt, cilantro, and garlic. Delicious over beef, as well.
These circus dogs are garnished with ketchup, mustard, and a variety of relishes.
This recipe for clams would be excellent for a beach party. Be sure to have some crusty bread on hand to soak up the sauce.
Delicious, creamy individual chicken pot pies. A perfect meal for those crisp autumn evenings. Make the pies extra special by cutting fun-shaped pie vents with small aspic/jelly cutters.
This chicken salad was inspired by Oletta’s recipe, which was made with whipped cream. Delicious!
Cucumber sandwiches were commonly served during afternoon tea time – a sliced baguette is topped with flavored cream cheese, a cucumber slice and a sprig of dill.
Egg salad on pumpernickel is one of my favorite snacks. Use low fat mayonnaise to make it a little healthier.
Eggplant Parmesan (or Melanzane alla Parmigiano to the Italians) is a delightfully understated dish.
This is the best beef stew I have ever tasted. Serve this dish with buttered egg noodles and sour dough bread to sop up all that wonderful gravy.
When I told my family I was baking a pork pie for my Great Expectations book post, their collective reply was “yuck!” But this pork pie, from Oprah.com: A Date with Dickens is so good! The weather was chilly so I served this pork pie straight from the oven and it was wonderful!