Swedish Meatballs

I always loved Swedish Meatballs when I could eat solid food! I don’t know what Ikea is like outside of Canada but here they have a little restaurant in the middle of their maze, a food cart like area after the cashiers and a place where you can buy frozen foods or pantry items.
If you can resist the quick and cheap hotdogs and drink – come on, you know you love them – try their Swedish Meatballs. I was surprised by how good they were! I even bought them from their frozen section.
That was me being lazy! I think that this recipe looks really easy and delicious.
Happy cooking!

Wishing Wells Life

26913703_10155366677660895_2018496604_n.jpgI found this recipe here.

It’s the best one I’ve tried yet- to date. I normally wouldn’t try this with pork, because I’m not a huge pork fan…but I decided to give it a go. I was so shocked at how good it is! I’ll definitely be keeping this recipe.

I’ve been sitting here waiting for the kid to get home. He’s really not going to be happy with me. The reason why is because he has to clean his bedroom and the game room. In addition he has to pick his clothes up out of the floor in the bathroom. It makes me laugh because he gets all cranky and whinny. He asks every single week, multiple times to get paid for chores, but we keep telling him no. First off, there are things he’s required to do, because it’s his space. I wont pay him to clean his…

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Irish Soda Bread

I love a good Irish Soda Bread! I’ve had it with raisins – yum!, callaway seeds – A-mazing and sunflower seeds – delicious! The best part about Irish Soda Bread is…wait for it…NO YEAST! I suppose that could a con if you’ve saved up all of your pent up frustration for punching down the dough after it has proofed.
I have read that you can add different seeds or dried fruits if you prefer.
Happy baking!

amy bakes in the 'burgh

My mom’s maiden name is O’Donnell, and she’s quite proud of her Irish heritage. I, however, identify much more with the Eastern European cultural traditions I learned from my Hungarian grandma and Slovak grandpap, who lived just five doors down from my childhood home. So while I’ve got fair skin and freckles, my Irishness has always been much more in theory than it has ever been in practice.

Until today, I’d never made Irish soda bread, and I have to admit that I felt like a total amateur. This recipe comes from my friend Ciara, a woman whose knowledge of Irish culture could certainly put mine to shame. She was Miss Smiling Irish Eyes Pittsburgh a few years back, and this recipe is one she and her mom make each year. You could add raisins if you like, but I chose to leave mine plain.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups bread flour*

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The Culinary Alphabet …The letter B

Here is great post written by my wonderful friend Carol! It not only teaches us some culinary terms starting with the letter B but she includes a recipe for Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks. Yummy!
Yesterday my computer almost bit the dust AND the person this hospital hired to cover the 2 people who normally work with patients who use computers to communicate – so basically their lifeline – KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT COMPUTERS! Wuhaaaaa?! Thankfully, I was able to get my lifeline working with the help of a very patient nurse!
Oh well, life continues at St. Vincent’s Hospital…
Happy cooking!

EsmeSalon

THE Culinary Alphabet collage letter B

Hello from sunny Thailand and welcome to my monthly post on the Recipe Hunter… I do hope that you enjoyed last months post which was the first in my culinary tour through the alphabet…This month is the letter B.

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Mexican Chicken ( or Chickpea ) Noodle Soup

I decided to try and sneak onto the Reader so I could see what the blogs that I follow were up to. After one computer crash and several looooooooong moments hoping that my computer wouldn’t crash again, I found this delicious looking soup recipe! Woohoo!
I think that I would use chicken thighs – because HELLO cheaper! – and add 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed of course. What do you think?
Happy cooking! xo

SABKIMAGGI

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 onion- diced
  • 4 garlic cloves- rough shredded
  • 1 – 1 1/4 lbs. chicken breast diced into cubes (or 2 cans chickpeas, drained)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano (or some bay leaves)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • ⅛ – ¼ teaspoons chipotle powder or cayenne, or to style
  • 1 tomato – diced
  • 1 tiny can diced green chilies (optional)
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 ounces dry linguini noodles (or pasta, or gluten-free or rice noodles)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Garnish with avocado slices, recent cilantro, scallions and lime
Read More: Gluten Free Instant Noodle Cups

Directions:

  1. In a very massive heavy bottom pot or dutch oven, saute onion in 1-2 T oil over med-high heat for 2 minutes.
  2. Add chicken and garlic. Saute 5-6 minutes till it begins to brown, stirring usually.
  3. Add salt and…

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Salami Frittata

This frittata looks delicious! It would be great for brunch or just a nice breakfast with the kiddos.
About my computer…the two people who are supposed to be working on setting it up for me (first they have to LEARN about the new programs, set it up for me specifically and then trouble shoot ALL of the problems that I find and try to figure out how to fix the problems) are going on vacation for 2 weeks! Soooooooo my new computer that was supposed to be ready for February is hopefully going to be ready in…April? Maybe?!
Oh well, happy cooking!

EsmeSalon

Salami Frittata
Want a frittata makeover? Add salami.

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