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German Cucumber Salad

German Cucumber Salad Recipe (Gurkensalat)

Cooks in 1 Hours, 00 Minutes Difficulty Easy

When summer falls like a blowtorch in central Arizona, I can’t help thinking about the verdant hills of the Rhineland. Memories of its checkered fields of sunflowers and vineyards, beautiful […]

Ukrainian Borscht

Ukrainian Borscht

Cooks in 1 Hours, 30 Minutes Difficulty Easy

With Ukraine in the news and heavy on my mind, it’s a good time to post a recipe for one of the iconic meals of the region, Ukrainian Borscht. This […]

Line of taco shells on a plate.
Mexican, Video

How to Make Fried Taco Shells

Cooks in 30 minutes Difficulty Easy

Today, we’re learning how to fry taco shells at home. It’s super easy. All you need is a fork or tongs, a small frying pan, corn tortillas, cooking oil, and […]

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits
American, Southern

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

Cooks in 12 minutes Difficulty Easy

Southern buttermilk biscuits remind me of my Mamaw. (My great grandmother.) She was from West Virginia and she could whup up some biscuits like nobody’s business. She was a tiny […]

Plate of fried picadillo empanadas.
Mexican, Video

Mexican Fried Picadillo Empanadas

Cooks in 40 minutes Difficulty Easy

Empanadas, in one form or another, are truly a global phenomenon and with good reason. They’re little pockets of joy. Sweet, savory, fried or baked, you can eat them as […]

Cheese and pepperoni calzones.

Easy Cheesy Calzone Recipe

Cooks in 16 minutes Difficulty Easy

Calzones are Italian hand pies invented in the southern Italian city of Naples during the 18th century. Filled with cheese, vegetables, and often meat, they’re named, for some reason, after pants. Some say it’s because you can walk and eat them at the same time. Not your pants, the calzones…

Scotch Pie - Inside View

Make Your Own Scotch Pies

Cooks in 40 minutes Difficulty Easy

Scotch pie, a savory hand pie made with hot water pastry crust and ground (minced) meat, is a great favorite in Scotland and in my home in Arizona, as well. […]

Plate of Mexican Wedding Cookies with Cherries and Christmas Decorations
International, Mexican

Easy Mexican Wedding Cookies with Cherries

Cooks in 20 Minutes Difficulty Easy

You can call these little gems Russian Tea Cakes, Mexican Wedding Cookies, or Snowball Cookies. Whatever you call them, they’re a favorite in the United States and elsewhere around Christmastime. […]

Yankee Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots
American, New England

How to Make Perfect Pot Roast

Cooks in 3 hours Difficulty Easy

Eating the perfect pot roast is like sitting in front of a crackling fire, wrapped in a fuzzy blanket, sipping hot spiced cider while a snow storm rages quietly outside. […]