Austrian Goulash

Austrian Goulash by Foodiewife

This recipe was taught to me by my Bavarian Mutti. I have, since, tried to measure and journal how to make this wonderful stew. This stew is made with beef chuck, a combination of hot and mild paprika (I use quality imported paprika) with a touch of caraway seeds. Served over spaetzle, buttered noodles or with tradition Semmel…

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Traditional Beef Stew

Traditional Beef Stew by Chef Chuck

Traditional Beef Stew has been around for many years. Less desirable pieces of meat like the butt, pieces from the leg, and shoulder are most commonly used when making stews. These fibrous cuts of meat require longer cooking times with a variable amount of liquid- a cooking technique called braising. Braising uses moist and dry heat.…

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Carciofi alla romana (Roman-style Artichokes)

Carciofi alla romana (Roman-style Artichokes) by Frank Fariello

Dear readers: I am back from my travels, at my blogging post just in time for the first day of Spring. Artichokes are back in season! And is there any vegetable more typical of Roman cooking, perhaps of all Italian cuisine, than the artichoke? What better way to get back to work, then, than this dish, one of the most typically Roman…

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Sausage, Potatoes and Onions

Sausage, Potatoes and Onions by B Innes

Quick Easy and delicious

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Steak Pizzaiola

Steak Pizzaiola by B Innes

Steak Pizzaiola is another of those generic recipes that vary greatly in ingredients with no real definitive recipe as a base. Originally it was a recipe for cheaper cuts of meat to be braised in a tomato base sauce. "Pizzailoa" translates to Pizza style, with most of the recipes having tomatoes and peppers and then any number of…

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Verza e salsiccia (Cabbage and Sausage)

Verza e salsiccia (Cabbage and Sausage) by Frank Fariello

Not sure about you, but the weather here has crossed the line from pleasantly crisp to downright cold at night. That's as good an excuse as any for some good, stick to the ribs eating. It may sound eastern European, but Italians, too, like their cabbage, especially in colder weather, and like to combine it with pork. The typical…

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Pork and Shrimp Pot Stickers

Pork and Shrimp Pot Stickers by A.L. Wiebe

This is my version of a really delicious fried dumpling. I have found many recipes for pot stickers over the years, and it seems that no two are alike. I have made adaptations according to what I have on hand and what I like. Also, I use my handy dandy dumpling folder-upper-thingy that I have pictured here. It cost me 50 cents at a…

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Braised Beef Short Ribs with Ginger and Star anise

Braised Beef Short Ribs with Ginger and Star anise by Farrell May Podgorsek

Beef short ribs slowly braised in a soy, sherry, star anise liquid. The ribs are meltingly tender and delicious. I served the ribs with Israeli couscous to absorb the tasty sauce and sauteed greens. The ribs are best when made a day or two before you plan to serve them. Modified from a recipe by Leslie Revsin

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Italian Chicken .

Italian Chicken . by treder27

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Clams with Bulgur

Clams with Bulgur by David Chiddo

Great summer clam dish, easy and tasty

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Cavolfiore alla napoletana

Cavolfiore alla napoletana by Frank Fariello

Here's another quick and easy vegetable side dish or light supper: "Neapolitan style" cauliflower, known in Naples itself as cavolfiore con passi e pinoli. A recipe for this dish is contained in the classic tome, La cucina napoletana by J.C. Franscesconi (recipe 527 on page 534).

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Catfish «en meurette»

Catfish «en meurette» by Frank Fariello

The term «en meurette» refers to a dish that has been braised in a particularly delicious red wine sauce from the Burgundy region of France. Probably the best known of these dishes is oeufs en meurette, made from poached eggs. But even tastier, in my opinion, is fish made this way. The firm-fleshed monkfish (lotte in French) lends…

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An easy to prepare dish. Always a hit at parties.

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Braised Chicken Sausage with Red Bell and Peppadew Peppers

Braised Chicken Sausage with Red Bell and Peppadew Peppers by Colleen Mcconnell

I tried to make this version of sausage and peppers a little healthy by using chicken sausage (Whole Foods spicy Italian chicken sausage is my go-to). As I was walking through the grocery store, I was trying to think of something to make this dish a little more special and flavorful. That’s how the peppadew peppers ended up in my…

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Avocado Pie

Avocado Pie by Melanie Pais

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