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Shakshuka

Shakshuka

Shakshuka. Originally from Tunisia, this dish is now especially popular in Israel. In fact, the first time I had ever even had this dish was at Dr. Shakshuka on my first trip to Israel about 7 years ago. I’ve been making it for breakfast now…

Peppadew (Piquante) Peppers with Feta

Peppadew (Piquante) Peppers with Feta

Here’s a less common Hors d’Ouevre that is slowly getting more and more popular: Cheese Stuffed Peppadew Peppers. These peppers were first cultivated in the mid nineties in South Africa, and are now available worldwide. Usually you can find them in your local grocery’s Deli…

Peppercorn Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna

Peppercorn Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna

Seared Ahi (Tuna) is one of those dishes that became wildly popular in the early 2000’s and for good reason. It tastes delicious, it is easy to make, and it looks beautiful when presented. This dish takes less than 5 minutes from start to finish…

Lemon Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Lemon Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

A lemon cake is one of those timeless desserts that stands the test of time. It is more impressive than a standard yellow box cake, yet it is not all that much more difficult. At it’s base, it is just a standard cake, although with…

Golden Watermelon and Feta Salad

Golden Watermelon and Feta Salad

If you haven’t had a golden watermelon before, this salad is the perfect opportunity to try one. Not as common as red watermelon, the golden variety is firmer, sweeter, and overall better in my opinion. I find that in this salad in particular, the sweet…

Osso Buco

Osso Buco

Osso Buco is one of the greatest date night meals in existence. It can be prepared hours ahead of time, it looks beautiful, and it is extremely rich and satisfying. I pair mine with a base of Polenta using this classic recipe and blend up…

Perfect Polenta Recipe

Perfect Polenta Recipe

For some reason people think Polenta is an intimidating dish. The truth is, it’s probably one of the most simple dishes to make. It’s like making rice, but with one more step. All Polenta is, is coarsely ground cornmeal. The stuff you’d use to make…

Mandatory Kitchen Accessories: Top 5

Mandatory Kitchen Accessories: Top 5

If you follow the ideology of Alton Brown, you are probably already not a fan of “The Unitasker.” These kitchy little gadgets are meant to simplify the kitchen process for one simple task, like chopping a single piece of fruit, or making one funny shape…

Esquites (Mexican Corn Cups Street Food)

Esquites (Mexican Corn Cups Street Food)

Esquites are a popular Mexican street food snack which consist of grilled corn kernels mixed in a spiced tangy mayonnaise and cheese. Usually served in paper cups for a few pesos on the streets of Mexico, Esquites can definitely fit the party atmosphere. They can…

Parisian Fizz

Parisian Fizz

Champagne cocktails were wildly popular in the 1920’s and have recently been making quite the comeback. Parisian Fizz is part of the “fizz” family of cocktails, mainly those involving champagne.In truth, I feel good champagne is put to waste in cocktail form, so there is…