Crock Pot Irish Beef Stew

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I’ve been making beef stews for many long years and they’re always mighty delicious and filling. One thing led to another and I ended up all over the internet looking Continue Reading →

A Little St. Patrick’s Day History & A Few Traditional Irish Recipes

A Little St. Patrick's Day History & A Few Traditional Irish Recipes | Culinary Craftiness

Erin go Bragh! Ireland Forever! I love Ireland and all things from that beautiful land of verdant green hills studded with fantastic ancient castles and quaint little villages–especially so since Continue Reading →

Israeli Shakshouka – History & Recipe

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I’m not sure where I stumbled upon a picture of it, but I knew we had to try Shakshouka. The ingredient list sounded like an amalgamation of flavors that reminded Continue Reading →

The Food History of All Hallow’s Eve (a.k.a. Halloween)

The History of All Hallow's Eve (Halloween) | Culinary Craftiness

Happy Halloween! I love researching the historical food lore associated with holidays. The following fun facts are excerpted from The Food Timeline. I love this website and use it often Continue Reading →

Olive Tapenade – Great Topping for Fish or Chicken Fillets

Olive Tapenade - A Great Topping for Fish or Chicken | Culinary Craftiness

I’ve got this thing for olives. Black or green. However, not kalamata. I’m always telling people if they don’t like the taste of something, just spit it out. That’s what Continue Reading →

A Brief History of Cinco de Mayo & Easy Taco Pizza

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Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the Mexican defeat over the French at a battle in Puebla. Apparently, the Mexican government owed Britain, Spain, and France after the Mexican-American Continue Reading →

Cottage Pie vs. Shepherd’s Pie: Is There a Difference?

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As I was preparing to write up how I make Shepherd’s Pie, my innate curiosity about the history of the dish got the better of me and I ended up Continue Reading →