I went to a restaurant once when I was first being introduced to seafood (I was a late bloomer), and took a gamble with the shrimp. The server assured me that these would open my world…sure enough, they did. This isn’t the exact recipe, but it’s what I was able to piece together after some intense searching. They are great at any get together and really simple to make. It’s quickly becoming a new family tradition!
This family recipe is incredibly simple and will surprise you with the flavors. As it is, it won’t win any awards, but feel free to dress it up with other ingredients like jalapenos, cumin, pork, etc. The chili is very forgiving, so be creative and let us know what you did to enhance it!
My high school boyfriend made me this recipe for our six month anniversary. He got the recipe from the local Italian place he worked at. It quickly became a family favorite. But by the time you are done mixing, you will have a sore arm!
This is the recipe that got me and my three roommates through college. It was our fun bake night dish. It’s a great dish for multiple people who want to cook the meal. One can do the noodles, one can mix the cheese, and everyone can stuff the shells!
Stuffed Green Peppers have always been a staple of Fall and comfort food. This modified family recipe allows for a lot of creativity with various ingredients. I’ve added jalapenos, different cheeses, and many others! Take the time to get creative with this one…it’s GREAT as it is though!
With every generation, our traditional family recipe changes slightly. This is my father’s version that was passed down to me in 2000. I’ve adjusted the recipe numerous times by using different meats as well as quantities of everything. I’ve found that the longer it simmers, the better the sauce.
Fun story on friends over for Paella dinner, “Be sure to keep an eye on bring water to a boil. “
The Paella is a Spaniard plate and there are many modified version improvised to your liking.
My mom’s cousin was in from Bogota Colombia visiting my Mom and watching my daughter for the summer. My friends heard of my mom’s delicious Paella and my aunt offered to make it as she has done many times over back at her home in Bogota.
Two of my work colleagues arrived, and my aunt got ready to serve. She opened the frying pan, went to serve and her jawed dropped, she had mistakenly not used enough water or didn’t bring to a boil. Long story short, try to picture what was supposed to be rice with the mixed ingredients above, resembled more of mass of mash potatoes 1 clump mass of rice. An ice cream scooper would have been appropriate to serve. She was so embarrassed that she did not want to come out to join us for dinner and to send a message to Sean and Mike that she would rather order pizza for them. She had never been to the states before and only spoke Spanish. My friends didn’t know any different on what the paella was supposed to look like. Sean had met Gladys before, and said he was not sitting to eat unless she joined in. Our mashed paella was served and it was delicious as ever, everyone enjoyed!