It was one of those days I was in the mood for shrimp. But not just any shrimp dish. Something comforting and warm. If you know me you’re saying “Of course, that’s how she decides what she’s making”. I think it’s the result of lots of interactions with people from high school. High school always reminds me of delicious Italian food. Creamy Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo was the dish of choice. Continue reading “Creamy Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo”
Monday is May Day, another celebration of Spring. I know I’m really pushing this Spring thing. The idea of May Day is believed to have begun with the agricultural rituals of the Greeks and Romans. So in honor of May Day I’m making one of my favorite Greek dishes, Spanakopita or Greek spinach pie. Continue reading “Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)”
April 24th is Sechseläuten in Zurich and I thought with all of the beautiful Spring weather we’ve had we should partake in this Spring festival even though we’re not in Zurich. And you know me what better way to celebrate than with food and what better than a classic Swiss dish like Cheese Fondue. Continue reading “Easy Cheese Fondue”
Blintzes are a decadent sweet European dessert filled with a delicious sweet cheese mixture or fruit. It’s extremely rich and delicious and even though it’s decadent it isn’t hard to make. This cheese blintz with raspberry sauce is the perfect Easter dessert. Actually, it’s the perfect anytime dessert.
Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms is one of my favorite Italian dishes. This dish holds a special place in my heart because it reminds me of some of the best times in high school. The end the softball season (also the end of the school year). But at the end of the season, the coach would treat the team to dinner. Those were great times and this dish makes me reminisce on the good ol’ days.
St. Patrick’s Day is Friday and I wanted to make something different to celebrate the holiday. I always make corned beef and cabbage so that was out. Then I remembered the Irish Pub hubby and I went to while we were in Maine. We ended up in a conversation with another couple and I remember the husband saying that he was happy with a dish as long as the potatoes were good. That’s right the cornerstone of any good Irish dish is the potato. And you can’t get more pure than a potato galette. It’s straight up potatoes and butter. Which means it’s so delicious.
Pasta puttanesca is not a dish I would typically make. Though now that I think about, I should. Why is it not a dish I’d make at home? Because it has anchovies in it. I used to not like anchovies. But I’m coming around to it. And this pasta puttanesca with shrimp is one of the most simple and delicious dishes ever.
Family dinner was perfect partially thanks to this French roasted chicken. It was just as savory and delicious as I could have hoped. The skin was crispy and the chicken was moist. Though it wasn’t made in a sheet pan, this would be a perfect sheet pan dinner. Sheet pan dinners are all the rave and I can understand why. What’s better than dirtying only one pot?
One of my favorite things to do (other than cooking) is to have dinner parties. And last week at our French inspired family dinner, this French Chocolate Cake was the star of the show. What made it even more wonderful was that making the cake was easier than I thought it would be.
The first time I had French food was in Quebec, Canada on a trip with the international club. There I was, in a French speaking city not knowing a lick of French. Luckily, I was with a bunch of people that spoke French and so I was in very good hands. One night for dinner, I ordered Boeuf Bourguignon also known as Beef Burgundy. There are so many aspects of this dish that I love. The rich layers of flavor, the tenderness of the beef. It’s an extremely hearty dish that’s like a nice warm hug.