Turkey Roulade

stuffed turkey tenderloin

With the holidays approaching and many of us planning scaled down celebrations, a turkey roulade stuffed with Boursin cheese, roasted yellow peppers, sun-dried tomatoes and basil, is a wonderful choice for a memorable main course. The turkey is moist, flavorful and makes a beautiful presentation at your table. The holidays will be different this year […]

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Chicken, Shiitake Mushroom and Bok Choy Soup

asian chicken, shiitake mushroom and Bok Choy soup

Chicken, Shiitake Mushroom and Bok Choy Soup is a healthy and exceptionally delicious Asian inspired soup. Made from roasted or rotisserie chicken and broth made from its bones, this immune boosting soup, flavored with ginger, garlic and sesame oil, is perfect for the cold months ahead, especially if you are not feeling well. Homemade Chicken […]

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Italy’s Alto Adige, A region for nature, food and wine Lovers

Italy's Alto Adige Region

The Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige is different from the rest of Italy, it’s a bit of Austria, Germany and Italy combined. Popular with tourists who visit in the summer for hiking and in the winter for skiing, it also attracts foodies and wine lovers for its gastronomic reputation. Bordering Austria and Switzerland to the […]

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Portuguese bean stew

Portuguese bean stew

Sit down to a richly flavored and comforting fall dish of Portuguese Bean Stew that includes chunks of Linguica sausage, potato and kale. This stew is typical of what might be served, not only in Portugal, but in the Azores, Brazil, and Portuguese-American kitchens and restaurants. Stews and soups don’t have to be boring and […]

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Autumn in Europe, A time for Festivals

Fall Festivals In Europe

Autumn is a time of celebrations in many European countries. The air is cool, the landscape turns golden and traditional harvest festivals take place throughout countries such as Austria, Germany and Switzerland. In Alpine regions, there are also festivals when cattle are herded from mountain pastures down to the valleys. During September and October in […]

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Shrimp And Grits, Lowcountry Style

shrimp and grits

Shrimp and grits is comfort food at its best. Originating in the Lowcountry of South Carolina and Georgia, it’s now offered at restaurants all across the country. Try this combination of succulent shrimp, smoky andouille sausage and creamy cheese grits for a classic Southern inspired meal your family will love. Southern shrimp and grits popularity […]

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Provence, The Hilltop Villages

provencal hilltop village

Leave the French Riviera with its crowds of tourists and mega yachts and follow the breathtaking back roads high into the hills above the coast to discover towns and romantic small villages of Provence once lost in time but rediscovered by writers, poets and painters for their alluring charm. Fortified hilltop towns perched on cliffs […]

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Curried Butternut Squash Ravioli

curried butternut squash ravioli

Indian curry sauce may sound like an unlikely partner to toss with Italian ravioli but the savory, slightly spicy flavor of the cream sauce works wonderfully with sweet butternut squash ravioli.  Topped with caramelized butternut squash, crunchy toasted almonds, sweet raisins and green scallions, it’s colorful and delicious. The warm spices, rich flavors and fresh […]

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Why Munich Should Be On Your Bucket List

Munich Germany

If you have never been to Munich, put it on your bucket list for when we can once again travel. While known for its famous Octoberfest, the Hofbräuhaus, lederhosen, dirndls, beer and sausage, it has much more to discover…it’s called one of the most livable cities in the world. While travel plans have been put […]

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Mexican Mole Verde With Roasted Chicken

roast chicken topped with green mole

A traditional Mexican mole verde, sometimes called pipian verde, is a cooked green sauce based on ground pumpkin seeds, green chiles and tomatillos. While dark moles are very complicated, have lots of ingredients and take hours to make, mole verde is fresh, vibrant and easier to prepare. Travel around Mexico and you will find that each […]

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