These muffins are so flavorful! Enjoy them with your favorite stew, soup, or bowl of beans.
My daughter Amy and I can nearly wipe out the entire batch of these Korean steamed buns in one sitting. They are so delicious, and although a tiny bit time consuming, they are not at all difficult to prepare. Experiment with different seasonings, vegetables and meats until you find your own favorite combination. These stuffed and steamed buns can be served as an appetizer or main dish.
The ramen noodle originated in China, but with the 1958 invention of the “instant” ramen noodle by Momofuku Ando, Taiwanese-Japanese founder and chairman of Nissan Foods, its popularity skyrocketed worldwide. In fact, the instant ramen noodle was voted the greatest Japanese invention of the 20th century by popular poll! One last tidbit …. South Koreans consume the greatest amount of instant ramen noodles per capita per year!
This Korean beef stir fry recipe is delicious and quick and easy to prepare. The beef is cut into very thin strips, seared over high heat with bean sprouts and spinach, and seasoned with garlic, jalapeno, ginger, cilantro, and toasted sesame seeds.
In Mayflower, succotash was described as a soupy mishmash of corn, beans and whatever fish and meat were available. It was also said that pork was a delicacy that the Native Americans found almost impossible to resist so I included ham in this succotash recipe.
Johnnycakes, a staple of the Native American diet, are made from cornmeal that is mixed with salt and hot water or milk. Another name for them is journey cakes because they could be carried in saddlebags on long trips.
This pumpkin pie cake uses cake mix in the crust as well as the topping. The crust is lighter than a typical pumpkin pie, but all the flavor and then some is there. This would be the perfect dessert to top off a Thanksgiving meal.
Here is a basic recipe for cake balls. Cake balls are so fun to make and the variety of flavors are endless.
These mini sausages wrapped in crescent rolls are super simple and super delicious.
Doggie dip is made with Velvetta®, Rotel®, and Hormel® Chili. I’m not sure why it’s called doggie dip, but I do know it’s always a big hit when I serve it to my human family and friends. It is yummy served with baked dog bone-shaped tortilla chips.
This is a hearty German-style shepherd pie recipe made with smoked bratwurst sausage, potatoes, carrots and cheese. German beer is added to make this shepherd pie extra savory. The simple crust is made with puff pastry available in the freezer section of your local grocery store.
Puppy Chow is a no-bake sweet treat made with Rice Chex® cereal, peanut butter, and chocolate. This treat is great for a party and the kids love it too!
I love light and airy meringue cookies. This is a fun and yummy recipe to prepare for your Halloween or dog theme party.
Toffee pudding is a steamed cake with a toffee sauce. This amazing Scottish Toffee Pudding is made with dates and ginger.
In The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley, Carrie, the main character is served a roast of beef with carrots and roasted potatoes. I found a recipe for Stovies, which is described as a classic Scottish dish which makes use of leftovers (meat, fat, vegetables) to create an entirely new dish. For this recipe I used leftover pot roast and added carrots to make it more like the meal Carrie was served. I also increased the amount of meat significantly because it was what I had leftover, and the amount seemed to be just right.
My mother and I made this recipe often when I was a kid. She didn’t have The Waldorf=Astoria Cookbook, but found this recipe in a little 1960’s paperback cookbook. Don’t be turned off by the inclusion of beets. I guarantee you can’t taste them. This chocolate cake is rich and moist and a lovely deep brown/red color.
New York City’s ’21’ Club is the city’s oldest restaurant in operation on 21 West 52nd Street since late New Year’s Eve 1929. Several of the ’21’ Club’s renown recipes date back the eatery’s earliest days.
I picked up these delicious peanut butter cookies at a bake sale yesterday. They start out like your typical peanut butter cookie, moist and nutty, with just a hint of curious spice but then finish with a heated kick that lingers for some time afterwards. I was so impressed, I had to hunt down the baker to get the recipe. .Luckily each baked item was tagged so it didn’t take long to find Anna over at Cookie Madness. She was kind enough to let me share the recipe with you.
This traditional cornbread recipe produces a delicious, buttery golden cornbread with a bit of sweetness. Corn meal was a staple for Native Americans across the great wilderness. The early colonials were introduced to cornmeal and learned to incorporate it into their European style cooking and baking.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali talks about the smells of home which includes tea laced with cardamom and cloves. This tea recipe is also spiced with cinnamon and black pepper.
I am not sure of the exact name of the traditional somali pancake as I have seen it spelled many ways: anjara, anjero and lahooh. In Infidel, it was called angello and rolled with butter and sugar. The original recipe makes 4 pancakes but I made them thinner by using less batter per pancake so I could roll them easier.
The Dutch produce an impressive array of cheeses, including Edam, Gouda and the seasonal Meadowkraas. Add some pears, nuts, crackers, rye bread and you have a meal! Wash it all down with a Dutch beer such as Amstel or Heineken.
This British cake is traditionally made with yellow and pink sponge cake arranged in a checkerboard pattern and covered with marzipan. In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Christopher does not like the color yellow, so I used food coloring to make the sponge cakes pink and green.
I wanted to make this cake semi-homemade so I used packaged cake and marzipan in a tube. While sponge cake is similar to angel food cake, sponge cake is made with whole egg and the angel food cake is made with egg whites only.
Don’t be alarmed by the color of this dish. It is traditionally yellow but Christopher, the main character in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time loves Indian food, especially Aloo Gobi Saag, but he does not like yellow so his father puts red food coloring in the dish. Aloo means potato, gobi means cauliflower, and saag means spinach or mustard leaf. Serve with grilled Naan (he also doesn’t like brown, so food coloring will need to be used for this as well).
Have you ever wondered about hasty pudding? Of course, most of us have heard of Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Club, but what is hasty pudding and what does is have to do with Harvard? The answer to the first question is that hasty pudding is actually derived from traditional English recipes. Early colonials learned to adapt their food preparation to available ingredients, one of which was the Native American’s cornmeal. Hasty pudding is one of those such early American foods.