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Poppy Seed Dressing

Poppy Seed Dressing

This poppy seed dressing is an absolute favorite of everyone I make it for, and I hope it will be for you too! I love making homemade dressings and sauces. I probably haven’t bought something pre-made from the store (unless I’m travelling) in at least…

Apple Watermelon Salad

Apple Watermelon Salad

This isn’t your ordinary fruit salad, but it technically still is a fruit salad. Summertime means delicious fruit salads and potlucks with friends. This salad is the perfect mix of refreshing and delicious perfect for your next recipe. Only using three ingredients plus the dressing,…

Sardine Pâté

Sardine Pâté

After writing my article PÂTÉ: THE REASON FOR IT AT YOUR NEXT PARTY I started making even more than I had before. I guess it is partly because they are so easy and there are so many variations. I’m a firm believer in cooking being…

Food Plating And Its Importance

Food Plating And Its Importance

When most people think of food they think of the ingredients, or the taste. Maybe if it is vegetarian or gluten free should they have restrictions. However what seems to be quite unremembered is how the food looks. Fancy looking food was thought to be…

Lemon Garlic Seared Salmon

Lemon Garlic Seared Salmon

I usually flip-flop between cooking salmon in the oven and cooking it on the stove. It usually depends on the recipe I have chosen. If I am trying to go for a glaze, always the oven. However, if I am going for a punch of…

Paprika Chicken

Paprika Chicken

I first started cooking heavily with paprika after my first trip to Budapest. The city is famous for their paprika and have dozens if not hundreds of variations and spice mixes involving it. This Paprika Chicken is a product of my trip to the Central…

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

These are not just the best Peanut Butter M&M cookies I’ve ever had, they’re also the best peanut butter cookies, and m&m cookies individually. Combined you get that great peanut buttery flavor without being dried out like a normal peanut butter cookie, and you have…

Salo Toast

Salo Toast

If you’ve never had Salo before, it is definitely something you should give a shot. The definition of what it is may put some people off, but trust me it is delicious. Salo is just cured pork fat (lard), and can be eaten smoked, marinated,…

Broken Glass Jello

Broken Glass Jello

The 1950’s was the heyday for desserts (and entrees, salads, hors d’ouevres…pretty much everything) mixed with Jello and set into a mold. This broken glass jello recipe however, is still a dessert classic in Eastern Europe where I live. To be honest, I’m not actually…

Green Goddess Shrimp Tacos

Green Goddess Shrimp Tacos

I’ve been on a bit of a kick using my Green Goddess dressing since I’d hate to see it go to waste, so I figured why not make a Baja California style street taco and use this dressing instead of the usual crema. These green…