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"Wrapped children" (Dominican Traditional Dish)

"Wrapped children" (Dominican Traditional Dish) by Arturo Féliz-Camilo

Traditional Dominican dish. First of all, let me clarify this dish has nothing to do with child abuse!! It’s just a funny name this dish acquired who knows why! What I do know is that children love it! This is a typical recipe of my family and traditional of the Dominican Republic. My mother created a tradition of cooking our…

2 votes
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Killer Shrimp

Killer Shrimp by John Spottiswood

Nancy and I loved eating at this hole in the wall restaurant in Marina Del Ray called Killer Shrimp. It was in a strip mall and didn't have much character, but their "killer" shrimp drew a loyal crowd. I recently heard that it had closed, so I've tried to recreate it with help from a few others who have tried. I think what most the…

9 votes
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Sicilian Eggplant & Ricotta Pasta

Sicilian Eggplant & Ricotta Pasta by John Spottiswood

This is yet another wonderful Italian recipe that I've adapted from Marcella Hazan's classic "Essentials of Italian Cooking". This one is good enough that my wife put a little smily face in the upper corner of the recipe and wrote "It's a keeper!". I think you'll feel the same way. We served this for friends with a wonderful citrus…

12 votes
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Simple Pasta with Garlic & Olive Oil

Simple Pasta with Garlic & Olive Oil by John Spottiswood

This is a classic recipe that is so simple to make but always delicious. You can serve this as a side dish to any grilled meat or vegetable entree. It can also stand on it's own or be paired with a salad for a light lunch or dinner. It's a great, easy recipe to add to your list of staples. Using a good olive oil is key here. I…

12 votes
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Top SF Chronicle Recipe: Pasta with Broccoli and Spicy Sausage

Top SF Chronicle Recipe: Pasta with Broccoli and Spicy Sausage by John Spottiswood

Our good friend Linda Hansen saved this top recipe from the SF Chronicle in 2004 and it has become one of her and our favorites. It was created at the Last Supper Club restaurant in San Francisco. We've adapted the pasta, broccoli, and sausage…

10 votes
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Cuban Pork

Cuban Pork by John Spottiswood

I adapted this recipe from a very popular cuban pork recipe on Allrecipes. I used boneless country style ribs instead of pork roast, because they were on sale and easier! I also boiled instead of roasting, because I find it makes the pork even more tender. I was very happy with the results. Incredibly flavorful and wonderful over…

3 votes
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Moroccan Lamb, Dates & Honey Tagine

Moroccan Lamb, Dates & Honey Tagine by John Spottiswood

This dish has a luscious mix of honey, cinnamon, lamb, dates and almonds. It is rich without being too heavy. It tastes fantastic with red wine. Old world food that will make you feel like a wealthy Sultan!

5 votes
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AUSHAK - AFGHAN RAVIOLI

AUSHAK - AFGHAN RAVIOLI by Linda Tay Esposito

I first tasted Aushak at the Salang Pass restaurant in Fremont, a city where a lot of Afghan immigrants have settled. Aushak is proof that Marco Polo made his way through that part of the world (I mean through the Hindu Kush, not Fremont!) enroute back from China. Aushak is traditionally made with beef - it's the Afghan version of…

3 votes
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Creamy Broccoli, Chicken and Pasta

Creamy Broccoli, Chicken and Pasta by Salad Foodie

Here’s a variation of an earlier recipe using zucchini and ham I posted (see Useful Links below the recipe), only this time I tried a different meat and veggie, and tweaked the flavors a bit. It’s still low calorie and low fat and a nice casual family dinner. As a saucy one dish meal it’s a comfort food unto its own yet one far less…

3 votes
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Jollof Rice (a Nigerian party pillaf)

Jollof Rice (a Nigerian party pillaf) by Kike Nkana

This is basically rice in red capsicum (or bell pepper) and tomato sauce. Lots of onions, thyme and curry. Cooked right, it's simply delicious!

2 votes
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Asian Seafood and Noodle Soup

Asian Seafood and Noodle Soup by John Spottiswood

We had this dish at a seaside restaurant in Campbell River, BC called Quay West. It was beautiful and delicious. The broth reminded me of the tasty soba dishes I had when I lived in Japan. So I made a version of this while in San Luis Obispo. The sauce is tremendous and I'm sure you'll really enjoy it. It will provide some nice…

2 votes
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Homemade Amish Pot Pie Squares (noodles)

Homemade Amish Pot Pie Squares (noodles) by Denise Sherin

Everytime I'm in Lancaster,PA I look forward to Bott Boi (chicken Pot Pie). Its not pot pie in a pie shell its a creamy chicken stew. It's a wonderful comfort food. My Grandmom's best friend Irene showed me how to make these noodles for pot pie, it simple and delicious. I make Bott Boi for my family often and I usually make…

2 votes
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Mee Siam Kuah/Gravy (Vegetarian)

Mee Siam Kuah/Gravy (Vegetarian) by Navaneetham Krishnan

spicy, salty and tangy and a simplified version.

1 vote
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Port Wine / Balsamic Reduction Sauce

Port Wine / Balsamic Reduction Sauce by rborcherdt

This sauce was modeled after the amazing balsamic steak recipe from Acqua al Due in Florence, Italy. For any of you that have eaten there, you know how divine that dish truly is. This sauce is almost a mirror recreation of that recipe. It is meant to be drizzled over your favorite steak that you just pulled off the grill (a medium…

1 vote
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Terrific Ground Beef Stroganoff

Terrific Ground Beef Stroganoff by Pamela Orbin

Learn to make a flavorful, creamy ground beef stroganoff.

4 votes
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