I am known for my Spinach/Artichoke Dip. It is a hit at the parties! It is simple and tastes delicious. People will often request it when I go to parties. The recipe is available on my hubpages. Also, I make some mean fudge during the holidays.
I have a casserole I created about 30 years ago that I am known for. It is Mexican meets Italian. It is spicy and the "heat" is adjustable to one's own taste. I will be posting it in a hub I am working on as soon as I get pics back.
I make stuffed peppers. I think I'm known for it because I do it differently than most. I use red peppers (I think green ones are bitter when heated, and becomes an unappetizing color) and shredded pork loin (I dislike ground meat and think it's too dense). I also add wine, breading, and white crumbled cheese--feta or gorgonzola. It does tend to take a long time. It started out as a leftover meal, for left over pork loin, and now I have to make the pork loin and then make the stuffed peppers. But it's always a crowd pleaser.
Wow, that sounds absolutely amazing! My father makes stuffed cabbage rolls that are the best ever. It's a Polish recipe as my dad is Polish. They are to die for. I should get that recipe from him! That sounds really good!
I love to eat and try to restrict calories to something worth being fat for. I think I have multiple special dishes. I was in the Air Force 20 years, and macaroni and cheese was my thing for most all Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. There were usually enough fellow Southerners around, who viewed homemade baked mac and cheese to be just as important as the turkey. It was a great compliment, but I felt pretty obligated to make it for all holiday gatherings. Of course, I too expected it at holidays, and since my mom and aunts were nowhere near, it was up to me!
I have many specialties, but one that stands out is seafood,sausage, and chicken gumbo. My folks were both born in Louisiana and I watched my mom make this recipe throughout my childhood. I think I mastered it.
I think that my family's favorite for me to fix is chicken quesadillas--we had a young nephew live with us for a few months about six years ago, and when we saw him recently, he mentioned that he really missed my cooking--but especially those quesadillas...
Wow, all these different dishes sound wonderful! It's amazing that there is such a large amount of Eastern European influence in many of the dishes mentioned. It makes me feel really proud of my heritage.
On another note, I really should make a recipe hub. Anyone have any tips on how to make a good one?
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Beef croquettes ! My moms recipe was the best. It's been a while since I made them. Oh course I lost the recipe and my mom passed away a couple years ago. I'm sure I could make them again, but the exact amount of spices I may have difficulty with.