Smoky Haricots Verts and Mushrooms


So here is the second of the sides our friends brought over for a dinner on the 4th.

This was a delicious combination. Especially with the crisp green beans. There is nothing worse than mushy vegetables. Add the bacon and mushrooms and you have a hit.
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Kowloon Chicken


Submitted on 6/9/2016 by John for Asian Theme Week (the week of 6/26/2016)

Author bio: Contributing Author for JaquesKitchen.com

Recipe country of origin Hong Kong

Description: This is a simple Ginger and Pineapple Chicken dish named for the the ancient walled city of the same name in Hong Kong.

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Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Soup


Submitted on 6/9/2016 by John for Asian Theme Week (the week of 6/26/2016)

Author bio: Contributing Author for JaquesKitchen.com

Recipe country of origin Thailand

Description: I found this recipe on foodiecrush.com and thought it would be fun a try.

This recipe is easily adaptable when it comes to the veggies. Sub in or add carrots, potatoes or leeks. Or for a purely veg version change up the chicken broth for vegetable broth and omit the chicken.

Just be sure to keep the lime and the peanut buttery taste to complement the spiciness of the curry and you’re in business.

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Gallo Pinto


Submitted on 6/7/2016 by Anonymous for Latin Theme Week (the week of 6/19/2016)

Author bio: A lover of all things Costa Rican.

Recipe country of origin Costa Rica

Description: You might call this the Costa Rican nation dish. Every restaurant has it on their menu. If you never had it you should. Only then will you understand all the fuss about it. Continue reading “Gallo Pinto”