Indonesian Satay with Peanut Sauce

Satay (or Sate) originated in East Java, Indonesia. It is well known throughout Indonesia and can be purchased from a traveling satay vendor or restaurants and is also a common staple during traditional celebrations. It is popular in many other countries in Southeast Asia, as well as Suriname and the[Read more]

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German Apple Pancakes

photo credit: Paulo Mottola Many years ago, a dear friend gave me this recipe for German Apple Pancakes at my wedding shower. She advised me that it was her “go-to” recipe for bringing friends a meal or a hostess gift, because it is so versatile and it even freezes well[Read more]

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Golden-Topped Pear and Ginger Compote

Making up, and trying out new recipes is something I find easy and fun to do. It’s play that ends up with something delicious at the end. Not a bad game. Following a large gift of pears from ‘la jardin de Mère’, I decided to create a compote to use[Read more]

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Recipe: Irish Colcannon

Today I am sharing an Irish recipe for Colcannon. This recipe has rich, historical traditions and is an old Irish favorite. Although it is eaten any time of the year, it is traditionally made for Halloween or St. Patrick’s Day. When made for Halloween, there are often hidden treasures in[Read more]

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Quick and Easy Semi-Homemade Harvest Salad

I have a confession. Although I love to cook and experiment with recipes, I admittedly don’t have much time to do that during the week and have tons of fall-back options. Meal prepping and semi-homemade meals (that don’t make me feel like I am completely slacking on dinner) are my best friend[Read more]

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Hummus + Veggie Flatbread Pizza

Confession: I have a soft spot for pizza. I’m not even picky about toppings – if a pizza is sitting in front of me, I’ll eat it. It is probably the one food I have to deprive myself of frequently, otherwise I’d eat it morning, noon, and night. So in an effort[Read more]

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