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Italian Basil Pesto
Condiments
Italy
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Southern Europe
Spreads
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Italian Basil Pesto – a tasty sauce for your Pasta

One of my favorite Italian dishes is cheese tortellini with fresh Pesto sauce. I have Basil in abundance. Best with pasta, but also delicious with crackers or baked potato

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Griessknödelsuppe
Austria
Germany
Recipes
Soups
Vegetarian

Griessnockerl Suppe, or Semolina Dumpling Soup

As an Austrian dish originally, I am familiar with this soup from my childhood. Semolina flour is not easily found in the stores, it can be ordered on Amazon.  Below are some of my suggestions: There are several German dishes prepared with Semolina flour. Like sweet Grießchnitten, Grießbrei etc. Recipes will follow in future posts Griessnockerlsuppe, or Semolina Dumpling Soup Print Rate this recipe 1 2 […]

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Sweet Potato Brussels Sprouts
Recipes
Side dish
Vegetarian

Fancy roasted Brussels Sprouts

This is a recipe I tried a couple years ago, and it was so delicious I have to write about. Once prepared, it tastes so good, like made by a Chef at a fancy restaurant. It doesn’t only look appealing, it is fragrant and delicious. Sweet potatoes are not common in Europe, so I call […]

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German Lentil Soup
Germany
Recipes
Soups
Vegetarian

Lentil Soup with a twist

Once a week I cook a broth with chicken pieces for our doggies, so it has a little different twist. I have a 6 quart Dutch Oven my daughter gave me for Christmas. There is enough broth left for me to make a soup, this time Lentil. It is a wholesome soup, perfect for a […]

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Pretzel dumplings with Mushroom sauce, Brezelknoedel
Austria
Germany
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Side dish
Vegetarian

Brezelknödel or Pretzel Dumplings

Ironically, I ate my first Pretzel Dumplings in Leipzig at a Bavarian Restaurant (Bayrischer Bahnhof). This old train station has a 170 year old history, where the first track was built between Leipzig and Altenburg. The Knödel had a distinctive taste, and I tried to recreate it at home. It’s similar to the Semmelknödel, just a […]

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Creamy garlic cream soup
Austria
Germany
Northern Europe
Recipes
Soups
Vegetarian

Creamy Garlic-Leek Soup

Yesterday I was craving some comfort food. Plus I had a sick person in the house, so I thought about this soup I ate in Austria. We were in the Wachau, at the Danube, and stopped at a Restaurant for lunch. We had a large breakfast at our B&B, and I just wanted something small. […]

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Dinner buffet, Glazed Carrots with Walnuts
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Side dish
Vegetarian

Glazed Carrots with Walnuts

Still looking for a vegetable as a side dish for your next dinner? I found this to be a good fit for my dinner table. I cooked this Carrot dish the first time at my annual Christmas dinner with friends. It was a hit!   Glazed Carrots with Walnuts Print Rate this recipe 1 2 […]

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