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Nokedli are fluffy Hungarian egg noodle dumplings that are commonly used when making one of the country’s favorite dishes, Chicken Paprikash.  The dumplings are also often used in German Cuisine where they are known as “spaetzle“ or “spätzle.” The primitive shape of these homemade Hungarian dumplings gives an idea of how long they have been …

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Ispanakhis Pkhali is a traditional Georgian dish that belongs to the category of “pkhali,” a term used for various vegetable-based spreads or salads in Georgia. Pkhali dishes are often served cold and are a popular part of Georgian feasts and celebrations. Other versions of pkhali are made from beetroot, leeks, eggplant, mushrooms, cabbage, or red …

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I first made this salad when trying to figure out what to do with a fig-flavored balsamic vinegar that I received as a gift. Since then it has become a household favorite, even when I only have regular balsamic on hand.  Don’t forget to pin or bookmark the recipe for later The fresh bright flavors …

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Whenever I make twice-baked potatoes, they are typically everyone’s favorite item on the days menu. Mine included! I love potatoes in general, but mostly as a vehicle for whatever I put on them. Whether it’s dipping french fries in aioli sauce or topping a potato with sour cream, the meager spud with its creamy texture …

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Watermelon is one of my favorite fruits, partially because of its association with a warm summer day. There is nothing more refreshing than a fresh cold slice of dripping watermelon with plenty to share with friends. This grown-up way to serve watermelon is also nice to share with friends. Add a nice glass of sparkling …

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We first sampled Salsa di Noci, a creamy walnut sauce over ravioli, during a trip through Italy, where walnuts are a prized ingredient. There are many versions of salsa di noci, including very simple preparations where pulverized walnuts are added to milk and breadcrumbs and then tossed with pasta. I prefer to use granule-sized walnut …

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If you are a fan of yellow curry, then this recipe belongs in your collection. This cold rice salad pairs together spicy yellow curry with crunchy cauliflower and sweet poached shrimp.  It’s an ultimate make-ahead recipe because the flavors combine together and taste even better after spending a night in the fridge. Serve it as either a main …

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These Roasted Brussels Sprouts in a Red Wine Vinaigrette spiked with Dijon Mustard and Crisp Pancetta Bacon is a new favorite side dish.  In the realm of vegetable dishes, Brussels sprouts often occupy a polarizing position, with some lauding their earthy flavor while others scrunch their noses at the mere mention. I’ll admit that growing …

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