Roasted Pepper and Chard Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

I love quiche, frittata, egg-bakes, what-evers as a way to use up fridge items and make an all things consider quick healthy meal. They also make great hearty brunch dishes and weekday leftovers. this version uses sweet potato slices for a ‘crust’, inspired by one of those DIY videos that scroll through your news feed. […]

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Spiced Pear Maple Bread Pudding Recipe

I am not a typically bread pudding fan, however, I love french toast and also creating food that uses up items from my ‘well-stock’ larder. I freeze baguettes to use soups, make bread crumbs (and now bread pudding). I make up up big batches of  french toast to serve (breakfast for dinner club!) and freeze […]

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Reach & Read: Adventures in the Slavic Kitchen: A Book of Essays with Recipes by Igor Klekh

I really enjoy ‘food lit’ or books about food, chefs, and stories with food woven in. This book falls right into that category. Igor Klekh’s poignant, humorous, and authentic (at least to this reader) voice is translated by Slava Yastremksi and Michael Naydan into an entertaining read about Slavic food. This book is more about […]

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Broken Heart Glass Candy Recipe

This simple candy recipe is usually found around the Christmas Holiday, but why not use it year round for last minute treat requests. It is simple, pretty quick and not a ton of clean up albeit maybe not the safest to make with the little due to super hot and sticky part (except the breaking/whacking […]

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Best Irish Soda Bread: Beer Me the Recipe!

I made my first loaves of Irish soda beer bread in college in the tiny dorm kitchen of the hallowed Knowles Hall (Go Griz!), Pretty sure it was with a can a PBR too. To this day I still enjoy fresh warm beer bread but now I love it even more (and so does the reluctant […]

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Mama Truong’s Fish Sauce: Nước mắm recipe

Nước mắm (fish sauce) or more officially Nước mắm pha (mixed fish sauce or fish sauce ‘vinegarette’), although never really referred to as such, is THE cornerstone dipping sauce to Vietnamese cuisine. This simple yet complex sauce is the marker by which I judge Vietnamese restaurants and cooks (yes, I am also silently judging you if you […]

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