Category: Dinner

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.

Italian Pasta Salad is not known here in the Netherlands, and neither is (more…)

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…)

Penne Alla Vodka – A husband favorite

Penne Alla Vodka – A husband favorite

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach? Myth or not, I am always happy to make meals that my husband loves and enjoys.  Penne alla vodka is no exception. Personally it never appealed to me, but apparently my husband loves it and I didn’t even know it. (more…)

Penne with Cherry Tomato Sauce – Can You Say ‘EASY’?

Penne with Cherry Tomato Sauce – Can You Say ‘EASY’?

If you’ve never made tomato sauce from scratch before, then the Cherry Tomato Sauce should be your first. It is unbelievably SUPER EASY, using only fresh ingredients.  In this recipe the cherry tomatoes are cooked just (more…)

The Kimchi Burger

The Kimchi Burger

Being a Korean-American  living in the Netherlands, you can’t blame me for stopping in my tracks when I came across a recipe for Kimchi Burgers. I mean, how Korean-American can you get? I must admit it’s an unusual combination and not a typical way of eating kimchi, and kimchi is obviously (more…)

Entrecôte Steak Sauce – A Reason To Share (CWF: Albertien)

Entrecôte Steak Sauce – A Reason To Share (CWF: Albertien)

A few years ago my husband came back from a business trip in Paris and he couldn’t stop talking about a Parisian bistro called Le Relais de l’Entrecôte. The uniqueness about this place is that there is no menu. Aside from the dessert everyone in the (more…)

Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce – Penny For Your Thoughts

Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce – Penny For Your Thoughts

When I think of Thai food I always have to think about Penny’s Noodle Shop in Chicago. It was there that I had my first Thai food experience. I was just out of college and worked nearby, so it was a popular lunch destination, one where my co-workers and I visited often. And when I think (more…)