Feed Your Appetite

Potato Pancakes

Serves: 4-6Cooking Time: 30 minutes – 1 hour Organize your ingredients. Combine the eggs (2), grated onion (1/2 cup), and flour (2 Tbsp) in a large mixing bowl. Season generously with salt and pepper. Grate the potatoes on the large holes of a box grater or in a food processor fitted with the shredding blade.  […]

Crispy Fried Chicken

All across America, fortunes have been made serving fried chicken. There isn’t a part of the country that doesn’t have a favorite recipe and ole Colonel Sanders did a good job of creating an everyman’s version that has made the homemade version almost nonexistent anymore! This recipe is the most basic – a mess of chicken, lots of salt and pepper, and plenty of grease – but I will offer you another that is a bit less “fried”, (see note at bottom). Since it can be enjoyed at room temperature, fried chicken is a great make-ahead dish for any gathering.

Chicken Gumbo

Gumbo is a great party dish, which, fortunately, only gets better when cooked ahead of time and reheated.
If you don’t have time to make dirty rice, plain steamed long grain rice works very nicely as a side dish.

Grilled Tofu with Soba Noodles and Miso Vinaigrette

Serves: 4Cooking Time: 30 minutes Organize your ingredients. Place the tofu on a thick layer of paper towel.  Cover it with another thick layer of paper towel and then place a heavy object, such as a cast iron frying pan, on top.  This will press the excess liquid from the tofu. When the paper towel […]

Soba Noodles

Serves: 4Cooking Time: 30 minutes Organize your ingredients. Combine the soba noodles with the bell pepper, edamame, and chives.  Add about 3/4 cup of the vinaigrette, tossing to coat well. Place the noodles on a serving dish. Cook’s Tips:  You could use almost any type of noodle or pasta for this dish.  This dish pairs […]

Miso Vinaigrette

Makes about 2 cups of vinaigretteCooking Time: 10 minutes Organize your ingredients. Combine the miso with the vinegar, mirin, tamari, ginger juice, orange zest, and pepper in a blender and process to blend completely. With the motor running, slowly pour in the canola and sesame oils, processing until emulsified. Taste, and if necessary, adjust seasoning […]

Sliders

Makes 12 SlidersCooking Time: 25 minutes Organize your ingredients. Divide the meat into 12 balls of equal size.  Place a ball of cheese down into the center and push the side up to completely cover the cheese.  Working with one at a time and using the palm of your hand, lightly press each ball down, […]

Chicken Paprikas

Chicken Paprikas (Csirke Paprikas in Hungarian) is probably the most well-known of the many, many Eastern European stews. It is quite simple to make but it does require a healthy dose of fine quality Hungarian paprika, both for its distinct flavor and beautiful color.

Shrimp and Couscous Salad

Don’t be locked in by the vegetables used. You can create your own salad by substituting your favorite vegetables for the corn and pepper. Keep the onion, though.

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