Orange and Lemon Pie

light and fluffly orange lemon pie|

Fourth of July is around the corner and if you need to take a dessert to your family picnic, here’s a great idea for you: Orange and Lemon Pie. Nothing says summer better than citrus. This orange and lemon pie reminds me “a little” of key lime pie, minus the gazillion calories. This is a…

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Mango habanero rib sauce hot off the grill |

Spicy Mango Habanero Ribs

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KingofFlavor #CollectiveBias Aah, the flavors of the Caribbean. Warm tropical breezes, the smell of the ocean, and a slab of spicy mango habanero ribs grilled to absolute perfection. It’s not a dream, it’s reality! Spicy Mango Habanero Ribs?…

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A very easy recipe for chicken tikka masala made in a in slow cooker |

Chicken Tikka Masala and its History

Today’s offering? Chicken Tikka Masala, the national dish of the UK! Its origins are Indian, Punjabi (northwest India) to be precise. The word tikka refers to small pieces of meat in the Punjabi language. Masala means mixture. These pieces of chicken are traditionally cooked in a tandoor (outdoor clay) oven, and cooked in aromatic spices….

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Turkish tomato pepper relish

Ezme: Turkish Tomato and Pepper Salsa

Ezme is a Turkish tomato and pepper relish or salsa that is out of this world. Think of it as salsa’s Turkish cousin. I had one bite at a Turkish restaurant and I was in love. I vowed to replicate it at home so I could enjoy it anytime I wanted. So here I am…

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Irish butter cookies recipe using Kerry Gold makes a delicious cookie. |

Irish Butter Cookies

You’ve heard the expression “It’s better with butter”, you can now add Irish to this old saying. Am I exaggerating? No! Irish butter cookies will prove this to you. Irish butter cookies are to die for! They will literally melt in your mouth, thanks to the magic of Kerrygold butter. No this is not a…

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Fried Yuca

Fried Yuca Strips

Fried yuca strips, the Latin American french fry.  Yuca is popular in Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean. It’s the third largest source of carbohydrates after corn. According to archaeologists, yuca made its first appearance in the Americas  long before the arrival of Columbus. It is thought to have been a staple of Pre-Columbian people…

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Dolmas filled with rice, onions, parsley and currents. |


Dolmas, from the Turkish verb “to stuff”, are the culinary legacy of the mighty Ottoman Empire. Dolmas form part of the meze or hors d’oeuvres menu of the eastern Mediterranean. The precursor to dolmas is thought to be the Greek thrion” a fig leaf stuffed with sweetened cheese. Dolmas can be found in Greece, Turkey,…

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Coffee and jerk seasoning marinated pork chops |

Coffee Jerk Pork Chops

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FlavorYourSummer #CollectiveBias Coffee Jerk Pork Pork Chops! Aah, the thrill of the grill!!! Yes, the grilling season has FINALLY arrived after a long frigid winter. I will have to send my husband to the garage to remove the…

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12 Paleo Diet ethnic recipes |

12 Paleo Diet Ethnic Recipes

  Here are 12 great ethnic dishes that I have adapted to fit a paleo diet with just a few simple substitutions. Below I have listed some common ingredients or side dishes to use when preparing a paleo diet recipe. Salt Substitute: sea salt. Potatoes: Use yams or sweet potatoes. Wheat flour: Use almond flour,…

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No Bake easy stove-top flan recipe or Latin American custard. |

No-Bake Flan

This no-bake flan recipe comes to you courtesy of my sister who is a fantastic cook. I must admit, I was rather skeptical when she said she was going to make a flan ON THE STOVE. Whoaaa, “this is never going to work” I said (in my head of course)! I honestly didn’t think her…

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Aunt Lou's Sugar Cookies: A 100+ year old sugar cookie recipe. |

Mrs. Allen’s Cookies

Mrs. Allen’s cookies. No, this is not a new grocery store brand, but another installment in the Aunt Lou’s Archives series. By the way, Mrs. Allen was a real person. So, who was she? How did her cookie recipe end up in Aunt Lou’s hands. Whether she was a neighbor, the grocer’s wife, or a…

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