Danish Frikadelle “Meatballs” with Gravy

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I love finding and making centuries-old recipes that sound like they’d be really good, and discovering they are! Frikadelle or frikadeller are somewhat flattened egg-shaped ground pork/veal/beef meatballs. They’re first Continue Reading →

Crock Pot Irish Beef Stew

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I’ve been making beef stews for many long years and they’re always mighty delicious and filling. One thing led to another and I ended up all over the internet looking Continue Reading →

Authentic Coney Dog Sauce

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Did you know that Coney Island Hotdogs didn’t originate in Coney Island Amusement Park in Brooklyn, New York? The recipes were brought to the U.S. by Greek and Macedonian immigrants Continue Reading →

A Little St. Patrick’s Day History & A Few Traditional Irish Recipes

A Little St. Patrick's Day History & A Few Traditional Irish Recipes | Culinary Craftiness

Erin go Bragh! Ireland Forever! I love Ireland and all things from that beautiful land of verdant green hills studded with fantastic ancient castles and quaint little villages–especially so since Continue Reading →

Israeli Shakshouka – History & Recipe

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I’m not sure where I stumbled upon a picture of it, but I knew we had to try Shakshouka. The ingredient list sounded like an amalgamation of flavors that reminded Continue Reading →

Plimouth Plantation ~ On the Menu at the First Thanksgiving

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As a granddaughter of the Mayflower by my direct descent from eight (yes 8!) of its passengers, I’m eager to tell the tale of the first Thanksgiving feast enjoyed by Continue Reading →

The Food History of All Hallow’s Eve (a.k.a. Halloween)

The History of All Hallow's Eve (Halloween) | Culinary Craftiness

Happy Halloween! I love researching the historical food lore associated with holidays. The following fun facts are excerpted from The Food Timeline. I love this website and use it often Continue Reading →

Cottage Pie vs. Shepherd’s Pie: Is There a Difference?

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As I was preparing to write up how I make Shepherd’s Pie, my innate curiosity about the history of the dish got the better of me and I ended up Continue Reading →