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Popovers

Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Popovers are light rolls made from an egg batter. The first written recipe originates from 19th century United States. In 1876, a popover recipe was featured in Practical Cooking and Dinner Giving by Mary Henderson. Popovers are an American version of Yorkshire pudding. Yorkshire pudding comes from 18th centuryContinue reading “Popovers”

Morning Quiche

A brunch or breakfast classic! This quiche can be made ahead of time so you do not have to wake up early! Quiche is a staple in French cooking, but it actually originated in Germany. The word quiche comes from the German word kuchen meaning cake. The most famous recipe for quiche is Quiche Lorraine.Continue reading “Morning Quiche”

Banana Nut Muffins

A coffeehouse classic made right in your own kitchen! Some scientists believe that bananas were the first fruits. Bananas were believed to have originated around 10,000 years ago. The first bananas were thought to be grown in the area that embodies the Philippines, Malaya Peninsula, Indonesia, and New Guinea. The variety of banana that isContinue reading “Banana Nut Muffins”

Italian Pasta Dinner

Garlic Knots

Bring the taste of a favorite pizzeria appetizer right to your kitchen! Garlic knots are mainly found at pizzerias around the United States. They are typically made from scraps of bread or pizza dough, covered in oil, herbs, and cheese then baked. Many people like to dip them in marinara sauce or use them toContinue reading “Garlic Knots”

Simple Alfredo Pasta

This creamy pasta dish is a family favorite! Alfredo sauce was created by a chef named Alfredo di Lelio in 1914. He ran a restaurant on Via della Scrofa in Rome, Italy. He tossed fresh-made pasta together with butter and Parmesan cheese, for his wife to eat, to help her with nausea during a pregnancy.Continue reading “Simple Alfredo Pasta”

Tiramisu

A cake that is easy to make, and no baking required! This recipe has no raw eggs, but is still full of flavor! Tiramisu comes from Veneto, Italy. It is a cake that is made from mascarpone cheese, eggs, sugar, ladyfinger cookies (savoiardi) dipped in coffee, and topped with cocoa powder. The origin of tiramisu’sContinue reading “Tiramisu”

Korean BBQ Dinner

Scallion Pancake (Pajeon)

A fun appetizer for Korean style meals! Pajeon are scallion pancakes that originate from Korea. “Pa” means scallion. “Jeon” is a dish where minced, sliced, or whole vegetables, meat, fish etc. are coated in egg wash and wheat flour before frying them in oil. Jeon that were made with poultry and red meat were usedContinue reading “Scallion Pancake (Pajeon)”

Bulgogi

Create Korean BBQ right in your own home! Bulgogi derives from Korea. Bul means “fire” and gogi is “meat”. It is believed to have originated during the Goguryeo era (37 B.C. – 668 A.D.) from a dish called maekjeok, where the beef was grilled on a skewer. Bulgogi is made of thin slices of beefContinue reading “Bulgogi”

Korean Potato Salad (Gamja)

An easy recipe that’s a fresh twist on an old classic! Potato salad is a side dish created from boiled potatoes and other ingredients. Early potato salads came from Spain and were created by boiling potatoes in wine or vinegar. Spanish explorers in the 16th century introduced potato salad to other parts of Europe. TheContinue reading “Korean Potato Salad (Gamja)”

Kid Friendly Pizza Night

Garlic Knots

Bring the taste of a favorite pizzeria appetizer right to your kitchen! Garlic knots are mainly found at pizzerias around the United States. They are typically made from scraps of bread or pizza dough, covered in oil, herbs, and cheese then baked. Many people like to dip them in marinara sauce or use them toContinue reading “Garlic Knots”

White Pizza (Pizza Bianca)

No red sauce? No problem! A fun vegetarian pizza recipe! Our modern idea of pizza originates from Naples, Italy. Pizza was a flat bread that was covered with various toppings and eaten as an inexpensive meal. It was sold at informal restaurants and by street vendors. Pizza usually featured garnishes like garlic, anchovies, tomatoes, oil,Continue reading “White Pizza (Pizza Bianca)”

Lucky #7 Chocolate Cupcakes

Adults and children alike will love these cupcakes! Frosting recipes included. Cupcakes were first described in 1796 in American Cookery by Amelia Simmons. It was described as “a light cake to bake in small cups”. The first documented time the term “cupcake” was used was in 1828 in Receipts a cookbook by Eliza Leslie. TheyContinue reading “Lucky #7 Chocolate Cupcakes”

Japanese Tonkatsu Dinner

Miso Soup

Make this restaurant favorite soup in your own kitchen! Miso soup derives from Japan. It can be served at any time of day. Miso is fermented soybean paste. The colors of miso are classified as “white”, “red”, or “black”. The differences in color are caused by the length of time the miso was fermented. MisoContinue reading “Miso Soup”

Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlet)

A Japanese favorite! Sauce recipe included! Tonkatsu comes from Japan. It is a dish where a pork chop is breaded and deep fried. In 1899, tonkatsu was invented at a restaurant called Rengatei in Tokyo, Japan. It was called katsuretsu or katsu. The phrase “tonkatsu” meaning pork katsu occurred in the 1930s. Before tonkatsu wasContinue reading “Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlet)”

Matcha Chiffon Cake

Matcha is a green tea that used in formal Japanese tea ceremonies. The matcha green tea powder is mixed into hot water using a special whisk. Unlike other green teas, matcha is not typically served with a meal because of its thick texture. It is favored due to it being high in antioxidants. Matcha powderContinue reading “Matcha Chiffon Cake”

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