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How to Make a Creamy Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Carbonara is probably my favorite Italian dish, and it’s certainly among one of Tracy’s. It’s creamy, rich, and surprisingly simple in terms of time spent in prep, the ingredients involved, and the cooking method. We were actually taught how to make this dish by a Milanese chef, so we can tell you first-hand how it’s suppose to be made, and more importantly, how to… Read More

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German Kartoffelpuffer Recipe

One of our favorite international foods, one we’ve had both in Germany and in German restaurants around the world, is a traditional German Kartoffelpuffer. Kartoffelpuffer is basically a potato pancake, and a very simple but delicious dish that’s great to pair with a protein as a dinner side, or eaten by itself as a light breakfast dish. Potato pancakes are easy to make, and… Read More

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Russian Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Beef Stroganoff is a family household classic that’s been a staple in American households in particular since the early 1950s. Today, it remains as such as a filling, inexpensive way to feed everyone in the house! In fact, any walk through a grocery aisle in the U.S. isn’t complete without packages of “stroganoff seasoning”, canned beef stroganoff, and other fast and easy ways to… Read More

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Traditional Greek Dolmades

Greek Dolmades (or “Grape Leaves” as they’re very often called) are one of our favorite Greek foods to eat. When served with a side of tzatsiki and a little squeeze of lemon, it’s one of the simplest dishes that shows true brilliance. What is a Dolmade, or Dolma? When you say “dolma” in Greek cooking, what you’re really talking about is a broader term… Read More

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How To Make Authentic Refried Beans

When it comes to authentic Mexican cuisine, refried beans are an undeniable staple. A favorite in any food-loving kitchen, refried beans are actually not “twice fried”, but in fact are titled for their original name, “frijoles refritos”, translating to “well-fried”. Refried beans are always delicious with anything from burritos and fajitas, to simply topping the beans off with an extra sprinkle of cheese and… Read More