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Sweet potato and sausage soup. Because I am, in all likelihood, about seven years old on the inside but old enough on the outside to know that this might never change, I’m just going to admit from the start that the concept of sausage soup makes me giggle.

sweet potato and sausage soup

It also sounds kind of gross, don’t you think? Sausage soup.Hee hee. In fact, when it appeared a few weeks ago as Epicurious’ Recipe of the Day, I sent the link to my husband who, also being seven or maybe seven and a half on the inside, would totally get a kick out of it. But then–and I hope that this doesn’t mean that he is growing up on me, because that just will not do–he actually said that it sounded good, and that we should make it for dinner. Well his taste buds–which cry for only tomatoes, salt, cured meats and chocolate–haven’t led us astray in the past, have they? And now, back to hiding under two comforters and hoping the nice landlords will turn on our heat. One year ago: Creamy Macaroni and Cheese, Bretzel Rolls Makes 8 servings Related. Baked potatoes with wild mushroom ragù. Prior to last week, I only liked baked potatoes two ways and the first was so weird, I usually had the decency to keep it to myself.

baked potatoes with wild mushroom ragù

Many years ago, I had an internship a couple blocks from a lunch place with a baked potato sub-menu, full of odd and awesome topping combinations. My favorite involved a marinated tomato-pepper salad, avocado, cheese and — yesss — ranch dressing and it was amazing and wonderful and stop looking at me like that because I have missed and longed for it since. The second way I like baked potatoes is equally troublesome, the classic with “the works” involving heaps of cheese, butter, sour cream, bacon, chives and blood pressure medication. I no longer eat them the first way because the sandwich shop is 250 miles from here and also it has since closed; I usually resist eating them the second way because if I’m going to have all of the fat and calories of a golden, glistening and salted pile of French fries, I’d rather have them in said French fry format.

White bean soup with crispy kale. To make this vegetarian, skip the pancetta and sauté the onion in 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

white bean soup with crispy kale

To make this dairy-free, omit the cheese and sour cream. 4 ounces diced pancettaOlive oil1 medium onion, chopped3 cloves garlic, mincedKosher saltFreshly ground black pepper4 cups vegetable or chicken broth1 1/2 pounds yukon gold potatoes, diced into 1/2-inch cubes (no need to peel)5 ounces curly kale leaves (from a salad-ready container)1 15-ounce can of cannellini or a smaller white bean, drained and rinsed1/2 cup finely grated parmesanSour cream, to serve Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Corn pudding. Note: You can watch an Instagram Story demo of this recipe over here.

corn pudding

If you prefer a softer/looser corn pudding, you could add an additional egg and a few minutes of baking time. 2 cups corn kernels, frozen (from a 10-ounce or 283-gram bag; no need to defrost) or fresh8 tablespoons (1/2 cup, 4 ounces, or 115 grams) unsalted butter1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste3/4 cup (180 grams) sour cream2 large eggs1 1/2 tablespoons (20 grams) granulated sugar2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder7 tablespoons (55 grams) all-purpose flour6 tablespoons (55 grams) cornmeal Heat oven to 350°F. Simplest spaghetti al limone. I am usually no fan of Microplane (specifically Microplane rasp-ed) parmesan.

simplest spaghetti al limone

I find it fluffy and weightless. I prefer my parmesan with more bite, gravitas. But here, it’s the very best way to go, rendering parmesan so fine that merely a whisk will turn it into a sauce. Plus, you’ll already be using it for the lemon zest, right? Drunken Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Super Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes. Creamy Mushroom Chicken Pasta (One-Pot) Tortellini Soup (Slow Cooker) Jambalaya. Easy Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe. Roast Beef Tenderloin. Crispy Fried Chicken Tenders - Jaja Bakes - Who does not love fried chicken?

Crispy Fried Chicken Tenders - Jaja Bakes -

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Almond White Chocolate Matcha Cookies - Jaja Bakes -

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Matcha Pancakes - Jaja Bakes -

I just restocked my matcha powder in my pantry from my latest trip to Japan. I decided to make some Matcha Pancakes because I still had half of the previous Red Bean Ice Cream. Matcha and red bean combination seem obvious, given how these two ingredients to Japanese people are like the combination of peanut butter and jelly to Americans. A big stack of pancakes is something that never gets old. However, these green hue pancakes really bring ordinary pancakes to a new whole level because they are packed with antioxidants and flavor. I often utilize matcha in baked goods and they turn out delicious. Iced Matcha Latte - Jaja Bakes - Make your favorite refreshing Iced Matcha Latte at home with simply three ingredients only.

Iced Matcha Latte - Jaja Bakes -

More importantly, find high-quality matcha to make this drink taste even better. Iced Matcha Latte is simply my favorite-to-go drink and I have never turned back. The good news is that drinking matcha is great for your body. Studies have linked matcha to a variety of health benefits. Sipping matcha daily can have a positive impact on your energy levels and overall health. If you are missing your usual Iced Matcha Latte from your neighborhood coffee shop, this recipe is for you. Beef Udon - Jaja Bakes - The savory rich broth, the chewy udon noodles, and marinated thin-sliced beef make this Beef Udon my quick ultimate comfort dish to warm my day.

Beef Udon - Jaja Bakes -

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The food portrayed an appealing look that represents the art of Japanese cuisine often leaves me feeling hungry. One of the most commonly dish mentioned in anime is Japanese Curry or known as カレーライス ( karē raisu / curry rice). Many anime shows feature curry in different way, shape, or form. Among those varieties, the most common curry dish in Japan is basically a rice dish served with lots of curry. I actually have been wanting to make this Japanese curry by myself since a long time ago. I was really happy that the curry I made really tasted the same just like the one I tried at restaurants. Creamy Chicken Soup - Jaja Bakes - After a hard day, we know that however rough our day was, we automatically start looking for dinner. A simmering pot of soup feeds my appetite and restores my soul after a long day of working. I grew up with my mom making me hearty Creamy Chicken Soup for dinner.

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You could find them in several Japanese restaurants with pretty expensive price tags. However, I just felt like it was wasteful just to spend so much money on tiny bites of food. I found the best way to satisfy my curiosity was by making it myself and I was glad to do so because the recipe was actually so easy. Gyudon (Beef Bowl) - Jaja Bakes - This Gyudon (Beef Bowl) tastes just like the popular Japanese fast food Yoshinoya beef bowl. Curry Omurice - Jaja Bakes - This Curry Omurice is a delicious way to step up your egg omelet recipe. The dish features beaten eggs that are pan-fried and put on top of rice with Japanese curry sauce that is smothered on the plate. About Curry Omurice. Beef Croquettes - Jaja Bakes - These Japanese Beef Croquettes are crispy on the outside with a creamy and soft interior. They are made with a combination of mashed potatoes, beef, and onion, then formed into patties, coated with breadcrumbs, and deep-fried until golden brown.

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