International Recipes

Viva Italia! Favorite Italian Recipes

Viva Italia! Round up of 11 delcious Italian recipes

Some of my Favorite Italian Recipes. I am very fond of Italian cooking. It is hearty and delicious and the recipes are normally fairly easy to do.   Since I cook with fresh herbs most of the time, I can make use of the  oregano and basil that I have growing on my patio as much…

Tomato Onion & Pepper Focaccia Bread

Tomato, Onion and Pepper Focaccia Bread

If you have never made focaccia, you are in for a treat. This Italian flat bread has a consistency somewhat like a pizza crust but the flavor of the dough is just incredible, with the blend of rosemary, oregano and basil. I’m not a huge fan of pizza because it normally has a tomato based…

Crock Pot Chicken Tagine – Moroccan Delight

Crock Pot Chicken Tagine

Pear preserves, ginger, cinnamon, and cumin give this slow cooked chicken dinner a savory and sweet Moroccan flavor.  Normally, Chicken Tagine uses dried apricots but I did not have any on hand right now.  I did, however, have a jar of home made pear preserves and substituted them.  The dish came out with the traditional…

Moroccan Grilled Shrimp Recipe

Moroccan grilled shrimp

This recipe for Moroccan grilled shrimp is very quick, and very tasty. I like making it on week nights when I am busier than I am on the weekend. It makes a great addition to my collection of international recipes. Middle Eastern spices take this dish to a whole new level. Are you fond of…

Asian Glazed Chicken Skewers

Asian Glazed Chicken Skewers

These chicken skewers are great for a busy week night,  and end up with a light and sweet glaze that is just lovely. Printable Recipe:  Asian Glazed Chicken Skewers The recipe is so easy to do.  Just slightly precook the chicken on a grill, make the glaze and finish in the oven and serve with…

Coconut Chocolate Dessert with Grapes

Coconut Chocolate recipe with grapes

This interesting recipe was submitted by a reader of the website who has their own website called Casa de Retalhos. Regina is a Brazillian who has been living in America for over 18 years.  Her blog is written in Portuguese, but when she does recipes she also writes them in English as well. Her site…

Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

Homemade Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

This homemade chicken quesadilla recipe features zesty chicken and cooked red peppers peppers mixed with cheese and stuffed in a tortilla. Printable Recipe – Homemade Chicken Quesadilla The recipe is easy to do and great for a busy week night when time is at a premium. The recipe comes together in a flash.  Store bought…

Mexican Casserole with Onions Peppers Chili and Corn

Mexican casserole with chili peppers and cheese

This Mexican casserole with onions, peppers, chili peppers and corn did the trick. It has just the right amount of heat, is easy to do and is ready takes about the same amount of time to prepare.  Just pop it in the oven and relax while it is cooking. Printable recipe – Mexican Casserole with…

Thai Vegetable Rice

Thai Rice and Vegetables

This recipe for Thai Vegetable Rice makes a great dish for oriental inspired main courses.  It has a nice mix of veggies and the chopped peanuts over the top give it the distinct Thai flavor. It is fast and easy to do.  Use either white rice or brown rice if you want a bit more…

Pineapple Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk and Thai Chili Paste

Island hopping Chicken Curry

This island hopping Pineapple Chicken Curry is full of flavor, easy to make and will become on of your families favorite international recipes. It is both savory and sweet with a delightful blend of interesting flavors. I like to cook curry recipes when the weather turns cooler. The use of spices gives a warm and…

Pollo A La Crema Recipe – Mexican Delight

Pollo a la crema recipe

This Mexican inspired recipe for Pollo a la Crema features chicken breasts in a cream sauce with mushrooms and sauteed green peppers.  It is rich and creamy with a spicy sauce. When my husband and I eat out at our favorite Mexican restaurant, pollo a la crema is always a popular choice. Would you like…

Mexican Chori Pollo Recipe

Mexican Chori Pollo Recipe

One of my favorite meal choices when we go to our favorite Mexican restaurant is Chori Pollo. The delicious dish has layers of cooked chicken with chorizo sausage and caramelized onions, all topped with cheese for one tasty meal. This is the prefect dish to serve for Cinco de Mayo! Chorizo is a Spanish pork…

Greek Omelette with Artichokes and Feta Cheese

Greek omelette with artichokes and Feta Cheese

This Greek omelette makes a great breakfast or brunch recipe.  This is a Greek style country omelet, which means that it’s a hearty omelet, just packed with vegetables and cheese, and makes a filling main dish or big start to your day.  Greek Omelette with Artichokes and Feta Cheese Artichokes and feta cheese are popular…

Home made Giardiniera Mix

Home made Gardenia Mix

This recipe for home made giardiniera mix is sure to become a favorite. The recipe features crisp, zesty pickled vegetables with garlic and chili peppers in cider vinegar. Home made Giardiniera Mix Tastes Much better than Store Bought. Toni Bryson, one of the fans of The Gardening Cook on Facebook, submitted this recipe. Chop up…

Spaghetti and Meatballs – a Family Favorite

spaghetti and meatballs

Who can resist spaghetti recipes – a traditional Italian favorite?  This recipe for spaghetti and meatballs combines chutney for a rich marinara sauce.  I have cooked the meatballs in the oven to reduce the fat but you can also fry them in oil if you prefer. Spaghetti and Meatballs with Sweet Marinara Sauce This recipe…

Vegetable Manicotti – Healthy Italian Main Course Recipe

vegetable manicotti

This vegetable manicotti is loaded with the fresh taste of lots of vegetables but has a richness from the sauce and cheese that will delight even meat eaters. My whole family is very fond of Italian meals.  However, most of them are loaded with fat and calories, so it is up to me to try…

Ground Beef Manicotti – Hearty Italian Main Course Recipe

Ground Beef Manicotti

This ground beef Manicotti adds a nice mix to the normal manicotti recipe with just beef and  ricotta cheese.  It is a great way to get kids to eat their vegetables and not complain.   The whole dish is topped with store bought Italian sauce to save on time and then sprinkled with your favorite cheese. …

Greek Salad with Kalamata Olives and Goat Cheese

Greek Salad

This tasty Greek Salad combines tomatoes, green peppers and cucumbers in a tangy lemon and olive oil dressing.  It combines Goat cheese  and Kalamata olives for a nice change and makes a great side dish. Mediterranean inspired recipes make use of real natural flavors that are heart healthy and just full of flavor. This salad…

Tikka Masala Curry with Canneloni Beans and Cashews

Tikka Masala Crock pot curry from thegardeningcook.com

My husband and I love Indian curry and we love to eat this when we go out to our favorite Indian restaurants. Here in Raleigh, Indian restaurants seem to be jinxed. We just get a favorite one and then it closes.  So, it was up to me to come up with my own version of…

Eggplant Parmesan Recipe – Classic Italian Dish

eggplant parmesan

Traditional eggplant Parmesan dishes can take quite a long time to prepare if you make your own marinara sauce. This easy eggplant Parmesan recipe uses bottled marinara sauce for those nights when you don’t have time to make the whole recipe from scratch. Flavors abound in this Classic Eggplant Parmesan Recipe To keep the calories lower, the…