Aloo Gobi


This is the start of me trying to return to meatless Mondays. I might have cheated a little and made a chicken kabob for Chris, but getting him to eat vegan is like trying to feed Ellie green baby food. It just doesn’t work. I figure if I go meatless a few nights a week, it’ll even out. I find the trick to enjoying a vegan dinner is to have a lot of variety and a lot of color on the plate. I served this indian stew with spinach rice and salted heirloom tomatoes, and it was amazing.

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Schweinebraten mit Semmelknödel (Bavarian Pork Roast with Bread Dumplings)


So since Chris and I are moving soon, I decided I needed to practice some Bavarian classics that I can make at home in the US. This recipe is dead simple, but I will say scoring the skin on the roast is pretty hard. The best tool would be a box cutter, but if you don’t want to bother, just ask your butcher nicely.

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Deviled Eggs


Deviled eggs are the perfect snack or appetizer for a dinner party. They are quick, easy, and GORGEOUS, depending on the time and care you take in handling your eggs. Eggs are one of those ingredients that seem simple to prepare, but sooooo many things can go wrong. Your whites can break apart or split while peeling, the eggs can be undercooked, or more commonly, OVERcooked. I learned how to boil an egg from my mom and it took me so long to figure out why the outside of the yolks were always a little grey. It was because I was overcooking them. Don’t overcook your eggs. Ever. If you want a good deviled egg or simply a good boiled egg- follow these directions exactly.

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Spicey Paprika Popcorn


So have I mentioned me and Chris have 6 pounds of unpopped popcorn kernels? Get ready for a ton of popcorn recipes next month… Popcorn kernels that you pop yourself are SO MUCH FUN, and 1000 times cheaper than the bagged kind. I just wish me and Chris had more time to eat all of this freakin popcorn! If you have any popcorn recipes of your own, please share!! I like adding spice mixes because it makes the popcorn so much more exciting. This recipe in particular satisfies my hot cheeto cravings. Give it a try!

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Sunny Side Up Egg


So cooking a sunny side up egg has always been a challenge for me. Either the skillet is too hot and the egg white spreads too fast, or the skillet is too cold and the white doesn’t cook fast enough. Or I completely mess it up by cooking the egg for too long to the point where the egg yolk starts to cook. Here are a few pointers that I’ve learned over the years.

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Stuffed Bell Peppers


Stuffed bell peppers can be made 100 different ways. I just so happened to have raw bratwursts that needed to be cooked tonight, so I decided to take the meat out of its casing and make stuffed peppers. Using sausage for this application is great because the meat is already well seasoned and fairly fatty. This recipe is for 3 bell peppers, but I used half the red bell pepper in lasts night’s dinner, so 1/6 of the stuffing went into a little ramakin. Waste not, want not!

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