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Cheese and Meat Board: How to create amazing displays

We started watching Rick Steve’s Monday Night Travel a few months ago. Of course, Rick pairs his food and drink with the country he is traveling to for each show. Recently we switched to watching the show on Tuesday after it is recorded so we can eat dinner during it. As a result, we are […]

Street Tacos Recipes: How to Make These Easy Meals

Of course, tacos can be fun and easy to make for a quick weeknight meal. Why do you think Mexican street food is so popular? In addition, tacos can be a healthy dinner. They are versatile and can be made out of fish, beef, veggies, eggs, pretty much anything. Therefore I have compiled some of […]

What is Picadillo, and How to Make This Tasty Dish

So what is Picadillo anyway? Long ago native Mexicans used wild boar, turkey, dove, quail, and pheasant in their cooking, but it was the Spanish that introduced cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs. How we think of traditional Mexican cooking is really a combination of techniques used by both native inhabitants and the Spanish. Here you […]

Easter Dinner Traditions in Greece: and How to Cook Great Food

My husband and I love Greek food and culture which leads me to write about Easter dinner traditions in Greece. Although we haven’t made it to Greece yet, we did learn some Greek in preparation for our trip to Tarpon Springs, a Greek American village, a few years back. Today I will discuss the Easter […]

How to Make Traditional Irish Recipes with a Modern Twist

Since travel is limited I am writing several posts this month on Irish food, drinks, and tales in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. I have updated these traditional Irish recipes to make them healthier, easier to cook, and using more easily accessible ingredients. Not so Traditional Irish Recipe for Cockles & Mussels This traditional Irish […]

How to Make Valentine Day Recipes for Two

Saint Valentine Day conjures up images of romantic dinners for two by candlelight with Barry White playing in the background to set the mood. Whatever images come to your mind here are some Valentine Day recipes. In addition to Valentine Day recipes for dinner, I have also included romantic breakfast ideas. And what is more […]

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French Food Recipes: How to Create a Fabulous Meal at Home

If you can’t travel to France, then bring France to your home by cooking romantic French cuisine. Try these French food recipes starting with an appetizer of tapenade, an olive spread. Then cook up some Pan Fried Fish with white asparagus. Of course, serve it with some white wine. Then set the mood with some […]

How to make Homemade Indian Food

I may not ever get to travel to India in my lifetime, but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the exotic spices by making homemade Indian food. Consequently, today I will be making Spiced Mashed Eggplant, Salmon Curry, Coconut Rice, Coconut Sambal, and Chili Naan. Coconut Sambal, an Accompaniment for Homemade Indian Food Coconuts are […]