January 22, 2019

Sometimes as an expat one craves "bad American Chinese food" and this is a pretty easy fix for this - great flavor and sticky sweet sauce. This is a super easy meal to make ahead of time and then reheat when it is time for dinner. 

INSTANT POT BEEF AND BROCCOLI

6-8...

January 6, 2019

Nothing brings me greater joy in my kitchen than making my own chicken stock. European chicken are about half the size of American chickens, so we typically roast two at a time so we eat one at dinner and then have chicken for the rest of the weeks meals (example: Crus...

December 25, 2018

For the major holidays growing up we would always either do ravioli or lasagna. I shared our ravioli recipe with you last Easter, so it is only fitting I share the lasagna one for Christmas. My grandmother's handwritten notes were so cryptic ("use back of Barilla box e...

September 23, 2018

One of my favorite fall or winter meals is beef stew or boeuf bourguignon, but I do not always have 5 hours to have it cook low and slow in the oven. This is my recipe converted for use in the pressure cooker or Instant Pot.  

INSTANT POT BOEUF BOURGUIGNON

6-8 servi...

May 20, 2018

We love to roast chickens over the weekend and then have left overs for the rest of the week. And nothing pairs better with chicken than lemon! Tonight we paired with a simple orzo salad

LEMON ROASTED CHICKEN

6-8 servings

1 Whole Chicken

2 Lemons, zested and sliced

4 Tabl...

March 11, 2018

Making pasta is a huge tradition in our family. Each year a few weeks before Easter we would gather together and make the ravioli, red sauce/meatballs, and shamelles. Most people have either meat or cheese ravioli, our family have both in one! The story goes that Aunt...

January 30, 2018

One of the favorite foods that I have added to my weekly meal plans since moving to Luxembourg is schnitzel. Traditionally it is made with veal, but I prefer pork. We serve it with a wedge of lemon and buttered egg noodles or french fries. 

PORK SCHNITZEL

4 servings

4 Por...

January 15, 2018

For the past 8 years my husband and I have gathered together with friends in January to celebrate JRR Tolkien's birthday by watching all 12 hours of the extended edition Peter Jackson movies and sharing all 7 Hobbit meals: Breakfast, Second Breakfast, Elevenses, Lunche...

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