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How to Make Egg Rolls and Other Asian Appetizers

We recently bought a pasta maker and decided to try it out to make more than just Italian recipes. We love Asian appetizers so we figured why not use the pasta recipe for making egg rolls and potsticker dumplings. How to make egg rolls? It is basically like making a burrito but smaller. How to […]

Which is the Best Ceviche Recipe, Peruvian or Mexican?

To find the best ceviche recipe we tried several variations. We will be preparing it using recipes from two different countries and comparing them while learning about the cultures at the same time. What is Ceviche? Ceviche is a traditional way of curing fish chemically with fresh citrus juices instead of using heat. Serve it […]

Octoberfest: Plan your Exciting Festivities at home

There are great pubs and bars in cities around the world, but we all know Munich for Octoberfest. We missed the Octoberfest festivities last year so we decided to have our own American version of Octoberfest at home. This year I have added the history of Octoberfest as well as more recipes for an Octoberfest […]

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Florida Cuisine: How to Make Coconut Fish Nuggets

Initially, I posted a picture of these fish nuggets on my personal Facebook page and got a huge response. I wasn’t going to post the recipe until I realized that South Florida cuisine is a foreign food to most people. Further, I made up this recipe based on some local ingredients. This was originally based […]

Thai Cooking: How to Experience the Magic at Home

In this post we will be traveling to Thailand to enjoy the exotic tastes of Thai cooking. Going out to eat can get expensive, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy exotic cuisine. Therefore we are showing you how to embark on a Thai cooking adventure at home. My husband and I absolutely love Asian […]

Kung Pao Shrimp: How to Bring the Orient Home

When you can’t travel, you can create a travel experience at home. Kung Pao Shrimp tastes delicious and is easy to make. What is Kung Pao Shrimp? Kung Pao Shrimp is a spicy Chinese dish containing vegetables, shrimp, and nuts. Additionally, you can pair it with quick sesame noodles, and you have great Chinese food […]

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Fish Tacos and Margaritas: how to create your favorite restaurant at home

I originally wrote this last year before vaccines were available, and my husband and I did not want to go out to eat. With the latest strain of this virus, my husband and I don’t feel comfortable eating in public once again. Therefore, I decided to add some recipes to this post in addition to […]

Homemade Sauce for Pasta:Learn How to Make Your Favorites

After writing how to make homemade pasta I decided to follow it up with a post about making homemade sauce for pasta. Here are some of my family’s favorites. I am leaving out typical marinara sauce and traditional Bolognese as recipes for these homemade sauces for pasta are easy to find. I typically take canned […]

World Food & Appetizers: How to Travel the World One Bite at a Time

We had so much fun putting together our European Meat and Cheese Boards and previous World Appetizers that we decide to continue the platter theme with more world food. Even though these don’t match up with Rick Steves Monday Night Travel, they are fun platters to watch with other travel shows on Public Television. World […]

Homemade Pasta Recipes: How to Create Flavors of Italy at Home

I love cooking Italian food and trying new recipes, so I wanted to try making homemade pasta. However, unlike Lydia Bastianich from Lydia’s Italy, my previous attempts at pasta making did not turn out as planned. I always had a hard time getting the dough thin enough or cutting the pasta into even thicknesses. However, […]