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Russian Beef Stroganov with Italian Tagliatelle – Instant Pot Recipe

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Russian beef Stroganov with Italian Tagliatelle is an Instant Pot Recipe I created using basic ingredients from my refrigerator and pantry. This dish is everything you want a down-home comfort food meal to taste like.  And best of all, it’s a hardy meal that feeds 4-6 people and is ready in just over an hour.  To me, that’s the perfect …

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London Broil Wrapped Asparagus

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Like a favorite outfit or a pair of shoes you like to wear all summer long, London broil wrapped asparagus is that favorite recipe I have made repeatedly. I absolutely love the flexibility of this dish. It is both elegant and casual, making it the perfect choice for any occasion. This is a great make-ahead dish that can be prepared …

German Spareribs and Sauerkraut

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German Sauerkraut and Spareribs is a recipe I grew up eating at my mother’s kitchen table. Slowly boiled pork spare ribs simmered in water and sauerkraut is an easy to make classic dish served in many German homes both in the United States and in Europe. Serve it with boiled potatoes tossed in melted butter, salt and pepper, corn, and a …

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Simple Mini Pancake Stacks

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Sunday brunch is my favorite meal of the week, especially if it’s a beautiful buffet filled with delicious food. The pleasure of indulging in a relaxing breakfast that does not involve me in the kitchen cooking, or even better, cleaning up, is the way I like to spend my day of rest. But then there are those holidays like Easter, …

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Creamy Cajun Pasta with Shrimp and Andouille Sausage

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I visited Montego Bay, Jamaica, with a few of my girlfriends. We stayed at the breathtaking Secrets Resort St. James, which had eight incredible restaurants to choose from during our stay. The only problem is our stay was just four nights and five days, hardly enough time to sink our teeth into the massive selection of delectable foods available at …

Melt in Your Mouth Lemon Butter Chicken

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Manny’s Steakhouse in Minneapolis is famous for serving steaks so tender you can cut them with a spoon. That’s tender! I recently took a trip to Florida to visit my friends Laurie for a three-day recipe writing get away. During my stay, Laurie taught me to make a lemon and garlic roasted chicken so tender, just like one of Manny’s …

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Authentic Italian Arugula Salad Recipe with Artichokes and Prosciutto

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This fall we hosted an exchange student, Ignacia, from Chile. I admit I was unfamiliar with this South American country. Aside from Chilean Seabass, I was unfamiliar with traditional Chilean cuisine but excited to learn more. In Chile, they make a salad similar to an Artichoke Carpaccio.  The Italians prepare this traditional dish with thin slices of raw beef topped …

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Crème Fraîche Scrambled Eggs

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Ah, France. A place I have yet to visit, but it holds a special spot on my bucket list of beautiful destinations to see. This charming and eclectic country boasts of an important and fascinating historical past as much as it does the present day. We know the French culture for many things including their romantic language, age-old architectural wonders, …

Old Fashioned Hot Buttered Rums

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In my opinion, there is nothing more charming than an old family tradition passed down through generations and continually celebrated by the old and the young. In my family, the Soldo family, that tradition would be Old Fashioned Hot Buttered Rum at Christmas time. One sip of this sweet creamy brew and newcomers are asking for the recipe before they …