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Month: March 2021

Quiche, it’s what’s for Pie Day

Quiche, it’s what’s for Pie Day

Empty the Fridge Quiche   Well, the age old question in the house is “what will do you want for dinner”.  It was Pie Day…..you know, 3.14, March 14. So, on Pie Day you make pie….in this case quiche. I like quiche. It’s quick, it’s easy and we almost always have everything we need on hand. Staples like eggs, cheese, pie shells, frozen veggies and canned ham…..oh, and you can’t forget bacon. Everything is better with bacon. This will fill…

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Nokedli – Traditional Hungarian Dumplings

Nokedli – Traditional Hungarian Dumplings

  These little wonders accompanied many meals in my childhood and into adulthood. This is another learn by doing recipe that I learned watching my mom. The ingredient are simple but the results are heavenly. They are a traditional accompaniment to Chicken Paprikas and Porkolt. They are also great in chicken soup and Gulyas leves (another recipe, another time).   Use the following proportions. The basic recipe makes enough for 2-3 people. I usually make at least a double batch….

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Pörkölt aka Yummy Pork Stuff

Pörkölt aka Yummy Pork Stuff

This is a traditional Hungarian ragout that uses what I like to call the Magyar Trinity – Onions, Garlic and Paprika. I learned to make this watching my mom and I use the same measurement system she uses, namely none. “Yeah, that looks like enough”. I’ve tried to guesstimate the amounts in the hopes you will be able to duplicate it. The main thing to remember in this recipe is that it is all about proportions. You need an equal…

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