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Simple Cuban Black Beans & Rice in a Rice Cooker

Simple Cuban Black Beans & Rice in a Rice Cooker by John Spottiswood

I've loved cuban black beans and rice ever since I lived in Weehawken, New Jersey and ate at the Unica Cafe. This recipe takes some short cuts and uses a rice cooker, but I still think the results are delicious. Try this under any caribbean grilled meat, fish or stew and you won't be disappointed!

5 votes
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Chili Sauce

Chili Sauce by Salad Foodie

Chili sauce is one answer to that bumper tomato harvest. The perky piquant sauce can compliment many classic recipes like meatballs, meatloaf, cutlets, chops, tenders, eggs, potatoes, etc. This recipe is from Ball Blue Book of Canning (2010) and is what I’d deem a standard chili sauce for a wide variety of family uses. It is not…

4 votes
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Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes by Mary Joseph

10 votes
61964 views
Cumin Rice

Cumin Rice by Joyce Leung

This rice is a delicious mix of cumin and cinnamon. It provides a nice, slightly sweet flavor, that is a perfect complement to any middle eastern dish. The only dishes I would avoid serving this with are sweet dishes with dates, figs, etc. I served it with my Braised Lamb with Beans. It was great!

7 votes
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Bavarian Semmelknoedel/Bread Dumplings

Bavarian Semmelknoedel/Bread Dumplings by Foodiewife

This is a very traditional bread dumpling that is served in restaurants in Austria and Bavaria. This is a perfect dumpling to serve with a stew that has rich sauce. Please see my recipe for Austrian Goulash, which is also a delicious beef stew with a rich paprika tomato sauce. This is so comforting! This pairs well with pork, too.…

2 votes
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Japanese Spinach Salad, Ohitashi

Japanese Spinach Salad, Ohitashi by John Spottiswood

This is a delicious way to consume large quantities of one of the healthiest foods on the planet...spinach! I came to love this when I lived in Japan from 1991-1992, and make it frequently now because it is so easy, healthful and delicious. Serve this with any Asian dish, or any meat and potatoes. It's not particularly spicy, but…

2 votes
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Green Beans, New Potatoes and Bacon

Green Beans, New Potatoes and Bacon by Salad Foodie

A delicious side to serve with meat, or as a main luncheon dish with salad. Honestly I could almost eat a whole plateful of this! It is so simple but so tasty. First run-through I followed the recipe exactly from Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook by Harvest House Publishers 2010. Having made it several times since I made only minor…

3 votes
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Homemade Marinara

Homemade Marinara by Robyn Savoie

This is a great marinara recipe made from garden fresh tomatoes. Since I don't have those year around I adapted a recipe found with home preserved tomatoes. This is fast, flavorful and my go to tomato sauce for pasta and mozzarella sticks.

1 vote
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Plum Pineapple Jam

Plum Pineapple Jam by Salad Foodie

I devised this recipe when I wanted a variation of plum jam and thought why not use canned crushed pineapple? The result was beautiful jewel-tone jam with a pleasing fruit combo of flavors and textures. No added commercial pectin here, so if the thought of standing and stirring, oh about a half hour, scares you away, go with the…

2 votes
8406 views
Easy Persian Rice in a Rice Cooker

Easy Persian Rice in a Rice Cooker by John Spottiswood

Admittedly, this doesn't capture the crunch outside of the normal method of making persian rice. But if you are just looking for a fluffy and buttery rice to serve with a stew or tagine, this works wonderfully and is super easy.

3 votes
10212 views
Spinach Basil Orzo

Spinach Basil Orzo by Mary Joseph

Can you believe I *just* discovered Orzo about 2 months ago? I'm officially a huge fan and this is one of the many recipes I've come up with using a pasta that is in my top 3 faves.

3 votes
12963 views
St. Patrick's Day Irish Champ

St. Patrick's Day Irish Champ by John Spottiswood

This is a traditional Northern Irish dish of mashed potatoes with milk and sliced green onions. I thought it was a delicious under our St. Patrick's Day Salmon and Leeks recipe. The leeks and green onions really went well together. That said, the green onion flavor is quite strong so I would caution against serving this with…

4 votes
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Linguine with Fresh Tomatoes

Linguine with Fresh Tomatoes by Robyn Savoie

Since we can have great tomatoes year around, we can always enjoy their fresh flavor this way. Remember: Never store your fresh tomatoes in the refrigerator, the cold ruins their taste and texture. Keep them right on the counter so they'll be sweeter and juicier.

2 votes
5067 views
Spatzle

Spatzle by CHEF ASHRAF ABD ALEEM ELKHARBOTLY

Spatzle

2 votes
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Parsley Potatoes

Parsley Potatoes by Robyn Savoie

These fork-tender and flavorful potatoes make an easy yet elegant accompaniment to any main entree

3 votes
8038 views