Italian Stuffed Mushrooms

Suzy Rhodes Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:04
Italian Stuffed Mushrooms

With all the holiday parties approaching, here’s a recipe for a great appetizer that’ll please any appetite.  I love stuffed mushrooms but can only eat a couple at a time so these are great for taking to parties to share!

Kartoffel Klöße or Knödel

Suzy Rhodes Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:02
German Potato Dumplings

Potato Dumplings have been a very popular dish throughout Europe since the turn of the 20th century and come in many different forms. In fact, it was commonly said that a Czech girl is not prepared to marry until she can cook this dish.

Czech Bohemian Kolaches

Suzy Rhodes Sat, 11/15/2014 - 10:12
Bohemian Kolaches

Most Czech families have their own secret Kolache recipe that has been handed down from generation to generation.  This is the most common and authentic recipe that is used, however you can also add some spices, poppy seed or even lemon zest to the dough giving it more of a kick.  Traditional versions to this recipe require three risings so make sure you take the time when making these Kolaches as it’s necessary for proper texture and flavor.  This is also a popular recipe in Poland but they use sour cream or cream cheese pastry dough instead.

Irish Beef Stew and Dumplings

Suzy Rhodes Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:26
Irish Beef Stew

Beef stew and dumplings have been an Irish and British cuisine for centuries.  It’s a staple that is easy, cheap and fills you up.  There’s nothing like warm homemade beef stew during those cold, dark winters.  Dumplings are made from balls of dough and are traditionally made from flour and suet, then dropped into the simmering pot of stew.  This recipe makes 8 dumplings.