American Tried and True Recipes
Pan Seared Steak and Bearnaise Sauce – Contains links to videos by Ramsay Gordon and Julia Child!! Don’t be afraid! Just do it!
Annie’s Apple Fritter Pancakes – Made with some specialty American ingredients, but substitutions are easy with Turkish ingredients. Great for breakfast or dessert!
Terry’s Spicy Crabcakes – Petite crabcakes with a spicy twist! Perfect as an appetizer or entree!
Brother John’s Favorite Salad – For lunch or dinner, a hot & cold salad that’s made for a man, but light enough for a woman!
Watermelon, Tomato & Feta Salad with Mint – This refreshing summer salad is simply perfect as an entire meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Barış’ Bodacious Buffalo Wings and Blue Cheese – Perfect every time – and easy to boot! Hot and spicy chicken wings , I would eat these any time of day.
Selen’s Summer Pasta – Served hot or as a salad, what goes better with pasta than fresh vegetables, basil, and roasted eggplant?
Julia’s Jazzy Chicken & Jalapeno Dip – Similar to a Turkish recipe but it’s not! You simply must try this spicy one!
Suzie’s Summer Crepes – A delightful traditional breakfast, Turkish Egg Salad served on a Crepe.
Mercimek Köftesi – As a light meal or a snack, these bulgar and lentil treats do the trick!
Tavuk (Chicken) Döner – In this recipe I give 4 easily to follow 20-minute meals using frozen Chicken Döner: Iskender, Italian Saute, Chinese Doner, and Philly Style Chicken Doner Cheesesteak Hoagie!
(UPDATE: This product has become increasingly difficult to find. I only see the one that is smothered in a reddish spicy sauce and I don’t like it as much. Please let me know if you find the orignal elsewhere.)
Zeytinyagli Pirasi (Leeks in Olive Oil – I love this recipe of leeks, carrots and rice. I add fresh thyme for a little kick!
Bavarian Kaese Spaetzle with Gurkensalat – The German version of Macaroni & Cheese, only better! (And the most popular post on this blog!) The post contains step-by-step instructions with photos.
Brezelknoedel – This is a link to an online recipe that my cousin shared with me. It’s a great recipe for Pretzel Dumplings but it’s written in the German language. Delicious!
Chipotle Turkey Tacos with Charred Corn Salsa – mmm good. Turkey Tacos made in Turkey! You never know when you need a little Mexican in your life!
Aydan’s Chinese Sweet & Sour Chicken – Absolutely the best I ever had, bar none! This recipe contains photos and a video!