Category: Dinner

Bolognese Lasagna – It’s Worth It

Bolognese Lasagna – It’s Worth It

A lasagna worth making is a lasagna called Lasagna Bolognese.  It’s not a quick and easy recipe but you’ll be glad you spent the extra time making it because this lasagna is the BEST lasagna ever!  For years I’ve been making this Lasagna Bolognese, and it’s actually the only lasagna recipe I need.

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Shrimp Pad Thai (CWF: Carolien)

Shrimp Pad Thai (CWF: Carolien)

Pad Thai is internationally known as the signature dish of Thailand. It started as a street food and common choice at casual eateries, but with the popularity of Thai cuisine spreading around the world it’s no wonder this delicious stir-fried noodle dish has become a favorite outside of Thailand and a standard on basically every Thai menu.

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Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

If you love bacon and eggs for breakfast then why not try some bacon and eggs for dinner too? I’m talking about Spaghetti alla Carbonara, a traditional Italian pasta dish that transforms eggs and bacon into a creamy velvety sauce using just the heat from the cooked pasta.

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Thai Red Curry Chicken

Thai Red Curry Chicken

This Thai Red Curry Chicken is really REALLY good. So good that even my Dutch husband said he could eat it every day. ‘Hmmmm’, I thought. ‘I think I have a keeper here’.

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Bibimbap 비빔밥  (CWF: Liesbeth)

Bibimbap 비빔밥 (CWF: Liesbeth)

Bibimbap (비빔밥) is a signature Korean dish that has become very popular far beyond Korea. It is pronounced BEE-BEAM-BOP and it literally means ‘mixed rice’. Sounds a bit boring (the english translation part that is) but if you know anything about Korean cuisine you know you’re in for a whole lot more than just mixed rice. And once you’ve tried bibimbap you will with no doubt fall in love with Korean food.

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Cobb Salad – Happy Birthday America

Cobb Salad – Happy Birthday America

For this year’s Independence Day I made one of my family’s favorite salads, the Cobb Salad. I know it’s not in the patriotic red, white and blue colors, but it’s a classic American salad and it goes perfectly with any 4th of July BBQ.

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Baked Crispy Chicken With Citrus Teriyaki Sauce

Baked Crispy Chicken With Citrus Teriyaki Sauce

No deep fryer needed here because this chicken is 100 % baked! That’s right, it’s made in the oven and it comes out crunchy and crispy every time. It’s perfectly paired with a Citrus Teriyaki Sauce that is great for dipping, or even better just poured right over the chicken.

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Spanakopita – Remembering Spinach (CWF: Nadja and Esmee)

Spanakopita – Remembering Spinach (CWF: Nadja and Esmee)

Do you remember spinach? You know, that green superfood that kinda got pushed to the sidelines when foods like kale and chard started taking center stage as the new trendy superfood? Lucky for you I’m here to remind you how tasty spinach can be, that it’s still packed with a wealth of health benefits, and that there is a popular Greek dish called Spanakopita, or spinach pie, that will make you fall in love with spinach all over again.

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Italian Pasta Salad – Make It Your Own

Italian Pasta Salad – Make It Your Own

I fell in love with Italian Pasta Salad the first time I tried it. It’s my favorite kind of pasta salad. I can eat it non-stop and I never seem to get full from it.

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Spaghetti with (or without) meatballs

Spaghetti with (or without) meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs is a classic Italian-American dish.  It’s believed by many Americans, me included, as being an authentic Italian dish, but it’s actually an adaptation of Italian cuisine that has immigrated to the American culture. During my (more…)