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February 03

Fruity Ice Cubes for Punch

These colorful ice cubes will cheer up any garden party and are a great addition to punch or flavored waters. You will need: 2 mini cup cake tins 1 can peaches 1 bunch fresh mint 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds 3 cups distilled water** tap or bottled water is ok, distilled just freezes clearer   Cut […]

December 20

Easy, 20-minute baked mozzarella sticks

These delicious, no-guilt snacks take 20 minutes to make from start to yummy finish. And without the frying, you can have these more often! serves 2 Ingredients: 4 mozzarella sticks 12 wonton wrappers 2 Tbs. Olive oil 1/4 cup marinara sauce water to seal wonton wrappers basil to garnish Directions Preheat oven to 350 Cut […]

February 14

Creamy Lime Tart

Serves 10-12 Ingredients: Crust: ½ box graham crackers ½ c butter   Filling: 6 egg yolks ½ cup sugar ¾ cup lime juice 2 tsp. grated lime rind 1 Tbs. gelatin ½ cup cream, whipped   Garnish: Rind of 4 limes, julienne ½ cup sugar   Preparation: Preheat oven to 350° Place graham crackers in […]

January 31

Panettone Bread Pudding

(serves 8-10) Panettone is a traditional Italian fruit cake served at Christmas, and Christmas is usually the time when panettone is most fresh.  So what do you do when you got too much panettone and it’s turning stale?  Bread pudding, YUM!  I got this recipe from the Bauli website, but tweaked it, because the recipe […]

January 06

Beef Tripe Milanese Style, Trippa alla Milanese

Beef Tripe Milanese Style, Trippa alla Milanese (serves 4)  A note on beef tripe: Beef tripe alla Milanese is one of my favorite dishes ever.  My grandmother made this dish on special occasions, and I never eat it outside of my house or a family member’s house.  This is because improperly cleaned or prepared tripe […]

Carne Desmechada, Colombian Ropa Vieja With Egg

  (serves 4) Ingredients: 1 Flank Steak (about 1 lb.) 1 medium yellow or white onion, small dice 1 medium yellow or white onion, cut in 4 1 carrot, peeled and cut into 2-3 pieces 2 medium tomatoes, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tbs. Olive or vegetable oil 1 Tbs. tomato paste 1 tsp. […]

December 10

The Family Trillos Colombian Christmas Turkey, Stuffed with Rice, Fruit, & Nuts

The best stuffing on earth! This is a recipe from my dear friends and second family, the Trillos.  It invariably becomes everyone’s favorite stuffing after they try it. Ingredients 1 medium turkey -to marinate & baste: 4 stalks of celery 1 large onion, grated 1 Tbs. cumin 2 cans of beer Salt & Pepper to […]

Northern Italian Pork or Veal Stew with Peas and Potatoes

Pork or Veal Stew (serves 4-6) Ingredients: 1 lb. veal or pork loin, cut in 1″ cubes 2 oz. all purpose flour 1/2 cup white wine 2 Tbs. olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 1 Tbs. tomato paste 2 carrots, cubed 4 medium potatoes, cut in 1″ cubes 1 can […]

preserved lemons November 11

Moroccan Chicken Tajine with Chickpeas and Preserved Lemons

Moroccan Chicken Tajine with Chickpeas and Preserved Lemons (Serves 4-6) Ingredients: 4 chicken thighs, with bone & skin 4 chicken breasts, with bone and skin 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp. cumin, ground 1 tsp. ginger, ground ½ tsp. sweet paprika ½ Tbs. salt ½ tsp. black pepper, freshly ground 1 can chickpeas 1 large […]

November 07

John’s Take on Thai X-ing’s Spicy Pumpkin Curry

John’s Take on Thai X-ing’s Spicy Pumpkin Curry (Serves 4-6) Thai X-ing is our favorite Thai restaurant in DC, and one of our favorite dishes is their pumpkin curry.  Here is my husband John’s take on it. Ingredients: 1 small pumpkin (1 lb.) 1 chili pepper or Thai chili* 1 cup coconut milk 4-5 Kaffir […]