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Grilled Bbq: How to Make Tasty Recipes with Dad

What dad doesn’t like to spend summer weekends in the yard cooking up some grilled BBQ foods. I compiled some of my families favorites here. I will start with my husband’s own recipe for his spice mixture which he puts on almost everything. (It’s a guy thing.) Seasoning for Grilled BBQ Foods Ingredients salt 1 […]

Appetizer Ideas Around the World: How to Make Them

These world appetizer ideas evolved from the platters we created while watching Rick Steves Monday Night Travel. After several weeks of creating European appetizers we wanted to branch out and find world appetizer ideas from other parts of the globe. Although some of these still carry over from our European endeavors, most are from Asia […]

Best Burgers Recipe Flavors: How to Make Tasty Burgers and Hot Dog Toppings

We have compiled our favorite best burgers recipe list for you to help plan your next BBQ bash. In addition to the best burgers recipe choices we have included several hot dog toppings from around the U.S. as well as some grilled side dishes. Best Burgers Recipe Choices When making burgers you can either shape […]

Nonna’s Menu: how to cook great Italian food

Nonna is the Italian word for grandmother, and everyone has their favorites from Nonna’s menu. As a child I remember going to Aunt Mary and Uncle John’s and taking home a doggie bag of delicious almond flavored cookies and eating delicious pignolata, tiny dough balls dripping with honey. Then as I was older we would […]

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

Whether you are actually visiting Mexico City or looking for a quick weeknight dinner, Mexican street food is a tasty choice. In addition to being quick, 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 my […]

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 […]