When people often think of Hungarian food they often think of either Hungarian Goulash or Chicken Paprika This recipe for Chicken Paprika, is my daughter’s favorite dish. Now that she is a young lady living on her own, she will always ask for this chicken when she visits. (How did she get old enough to live on her own?) Here’s a tip: Do not mistake the tins of HOT and SWEET paprika in your spice rack. Having made that mistake of not really reading the labels for the hot and sweet paprika when my daughter visited once, I quite careful now! The chicken was bit spicier than usual but it was still wonderful to eat. (She doesn’t like spicy foods.) This is NOT smoked paprika in this recipe. Smoked is yet another kind of paprika. My preference is to mix of Hot and Sweet Hungarian paprika in this dish. The small amount of Hot just gives it a bit more kick. Always cook to your taste preferences! It’s your dinner, adjust it. Mom only used the sweet paprika in hers and I love it that way also. Sweet or kicked up heat this dish a full of flavor and comforting. Grandmother
Super Simple Modern Style Homemade Chicken Soup One of my favorites things on a cool rainy day is a nice big steaming hot comforting bowl of homemade chicken soup. The aroma of chicken soup simmering takes me back to childhood. Mom made the best soups! There is always so much more flavor and nutrition in soups you make at home! Controlling the sodium is one of the important healthy improvements that can be done at home. That is important for everyone’s health. Soup is one of the easiest foods to prepare. This super simple modern style chicken soup doesn’t start out with a whole chicken. Yes, I can break a whole chicken down to make it, but it’s not my favorite thing to do. I love using chicken thighs with the bone in and skin on because there is a lot more flavor in those parts. Thigh meat doesn’t dry out as easily as white meat. Homemade is still the best flavored soup Once you prepare homemade soup, your palate will tell you there is no going back to canned soups. You get a ton more nutrition in homemade soups and other foods and it is made to your taste and health requirements too.
Do you love passing down recipes? The Secret Apple Oatmeal Muffin Recipe from the Corse Family Farm is a passed down family recipe. This is the memory tugging from childhood kind of recipe. Aren’t those the best? There is a lot to be said for passing recipes down to the family and friends. So much of the pleasure in our lives can come from childhood memories sitting around the table and the traditions we have developed with our families. There may be other recipes similar in idea to what we remember growing up but, they are never quite right to our taste buds memories. Why did I start food blogging? One of the reasons I started blogging recipes, is to make sure mine are passed on to my children, future grandchildren and friends. My grandmother taught me to make some of her specialties and if she didn’t pass the recipes on to me, they would have been lost for eternity. I would compare recipes to hearing that song that always brings back memories. he recipes we’ve indulged in growing up are a part of our history. Watch Abbie Corse make her dad’s favorite muffins: Apple Oatmeal Muffins
Hearty Chunky Beef Chili with 3 Beans I just love that warming feeling during the winter weather with a spicier stew like chili. It really is in the stew family. When you think of Super Bowl or cold snowy days, what could be better than a nice steaming pot of chili? I’ve been playing around with chili recipe ideas for a while and this one is hearty, flavorful, spicy but not so overtly spicy. All people don’t like spicy foods. It is more kid friendly than many recipes for chili that I have seen so the kids may not turn their nose up at it. Kids are more sensitive to strong flavors then adults usually. This recipe can always be spiced up even more by serving your favorite hot sauce when serving so everyone is happy. Lately I’ve been using Frank’s hot sauce because I like the heat plus tang it has. Always err on the side of less salt and less heat in a recipe, you can bump it up later. Isn’t that one of the best parts of from scratch cooking? It’s to your taste! Chunky Beef Chili with 3 Beans This is a chunky version