Polish beet soup

Polish Beet Soup-Botwinka

Polish beet soup, or Botwinka, is a tasty and nutritious dish that’s traditionally made in the spring or early summer, using young beets and their greens. The combination of beets, beet greens, broth, and other veggies creates a unique and delicious flavor. Let’s not forget the added protein from the hard-boiled egg that turns it into a filling and satisfying meal.

emeril's pumpkin cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

This recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake by Emeril Lagasse came to me by chance. I was immediately drawn to it in one of my feeds for its simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps. I knew right away that I could bake this cheesecake with ease and decided to give it a try.
The result exceeded my expectations. This is by far one of the best tasting cheesecakes I have ever made.

Swiss Chard and potato curry

Swiss Chard and Potato Curry

This Swiss Chard and Potato Curry is a must-try for anyone who wants to incorporate this often-neglected veggie into their meals. By using the whole bunch of chard, including the stalks, the recipe minimizes food waste and adds a unique texture and flavor to the dish. And with chickpeas providing protein and fiber, this curry is hearty and filling. The earthy flavor of the Swiss chard creates a comforting and nourishing meal – perfect for any day of the week!

shortbread cake with blueberries

Shortbread Cake with Blueberries and Pudding Foam

The Shortbread Cake with Blueberries and Pudding Foam is light and delicate. You can probably guess that I am not talking about calories, but rather the texture and feel of this dessert.  My favorite time to bake it is in the summer when blueberries, raspberries, and peaches are in-season.

Tai Mango Curry Chicken1

Thai Mango Chicken Curry

The Thai Mango Chicken Curry dish came out of my love for mangoes. They are accessible, relatively inexpensive, and available throughout the year. In season from May to late August, they provide a super fresh, enjoyable flavor. The taste is always great and the benefits of eating them are significant as they contain vitamins C, …

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Beet Salad with Onions

I love beets and this beet salad with onions is one of my favorite side salads. Served cold, it will complement any meat dish. The beets can be baked unpeeled the day before. Assembly is quick and simple. The onions add crunch and a bit of spice. For people who do not favor the intense …

No bake cream cake2

No Bake Cream Cake

This no-bake cream cake is light and elegant. It is very flavorful and delectable and is my most favorite go to no bake dessert. This cake is perfect for summer entertaining or any holiday or potluck celebration. It is very simple to make and does not require any cooking experience.  There are only seven ingredients in this dessert, and five of them are different flavors of Jell-O. The flavors/colors of Jell-O can be coordinated with the type of holiday that is celebrated.  Preparation is short, but several hours of wait time are required for the Jell-Os to get firm and to make the cream cake stable.

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Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore is one of the simplest and most delicious Italian dishes. The name means “hunter’s stew”.  This is Italian comfort food at its best. I like to make this recipe with a combination of boneless chicken thighs and breast meat in a 1:1 ratio, all cut into bite-sized bits and seared quickly in olive oil. The reason for using different parts of the chicken is that thighs provide softer texture and extra fat, and breast meat is firm and often favored by people. The mixture of two is truly perfect in a stew.

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