Main Dishes

Flammkuchen & A Culinary Trip!

February 20, 2014
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  Join me at my friend Sommer’s over at A Spicy Perspective were you will find my recipe for Flammkuchen. This Flammkuchen recipe is a specialty from my home region the south west of Germany and the Alsatian region of France. Sommer will also share my upcoming  culinary adventure to Germany and France. This trip was […]

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Crock Pot Chicken Chili

November 17, 2013
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Who could resist a south western style chicken chili? I know that my family will eat the combination of beans, chili and chicken any day. I prepared this crock pot chicken chili last week on a day when I had little time to cook. This crock pot chicken chili feeds a bunch. Go ahead and […]

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Stacked Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

October 6, 2013
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Whenever Mr. Rockies is in charge of dinner you can be sure there will be some kind of Mexican inspired dish on the menu. He is a huge fan of good authentic Mexican cuisine. Today I am sharing with you his world famous stacked green chile chicken enchiladas recipe. This is by no means an […]

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Cuban-Style Beef

September 29, 2013
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In my never ending search for quick and healthy dinner ideas I stumbled over this Cuban-style beef dish, also known as ropa vieja. This spectacular dish consists of shredded beef, peppers, and onions that have been braised in a deeply flavorful tomato sauce with olives, garlic, cumin, and oregano. No worries, this Cuban-stye beef stew […]

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Harissa Spice Mix Meatballs with Cilantro

September 16, 2013
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I often find myself looking for a new twist on an old classic. Harissa spice mix meatballs are a tasty spin on traditional meatballs with a North African spice inspiration. The flavor direction usually gets decided after going through my spice cabinet, but in this case I also wanted to use up some left over […]

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Quiche Lorraine

August 25, 2013
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Quiche Lorraine for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Oh, yes, anytime of the day is fine with me! I have been preparing this Quiche Lorraine for years even before we moved to the US. It is an all time favorite not just with my family, but also with my guests. Just ask my friend Lesley, she […]

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Fig Tart with Prosciutto, Blue Cheese & Basil

July 7, 2013
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Have you ever eaten  a fresh fig directly from a fig tree? Growing up in the Palatinate in Germany, I was very spoiled on fresh local produce. The Palatinate region has a fabulous climate and figs grow very well there, since they like it warm. Unfortunately not here in Colorado, where the climate is just […]

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Spanish Spaghetti with Olives

June 3, 2013
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Have you ever been to Spain? I am looking at flight prices, into travel sights and Spanish dishes. Hopefully I will be able to accompany my best friend to Seville in the fall. I have been to the northern coast of Spain several times and briefly to Seville many years ago for the Expo, but […]

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Savory Leek Quiche

May 12, 2013
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The other day, while shopping, I overheard a conversation in the produce department in which two costumers were trying to figure out what the name of a vegetable was they had never bought and cooked with. I was astonished to see they were talking about leeks. In the German or French cuisine fresh leeks are […]

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505 Southwestern Roasted Green Chiles Chicken

April 28, 2013
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I am all for a quick and easy dinner, especially after running errands and kids around all day. A tasty dish waiting for me, ready to be served when we get home – that’s the one I am talking about. This 505 Southwestern Roasted Chiles chicken fits the bill. A one pot meal, slow-cooked or […]

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