Sriracha Blackberry BBQ Wings

Sriracha Blackberry BBQ Wings

I hate wings. Seriously.

Texture, taste, especially deep fried are just not my thing. On the other hand, Mr. Spouse can eat wings every day if he could. Thing is I hardly ever make them at home. I’m not  a big deep fryer or pan fryer of anything so wings kinda always get the boot. Plus it’s too much work for so little meat. You know what I mean? By the time you’re done sucking out the meat, you’re covered in BBQ sauce and meat from every hole of your mouth…. 

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Sriracha Blackberry BBQ Wings

Sriracha Blackberry BBQ Wings

I hate wings. Seriously. Texture, taste, especially deep fried are just not my thing. On the other hand, Mr. Spouse can eat wings every day if he could. Thing is I hardly ever make them at home. I’m not  a big deep fryer or pan fryer of anything so wings kinda always get the boot…. 

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Baked Caprese Breakfast Cups with Flaky Crust

Baked Caprese Breakfast Cups

I love eggs. Eggs to me scream weekend. I grew up on bread/butter  and “kasha” breakfast. Kasha in Russian is a general term for hot cereal cooked in milk. Oat bran, grits, rice, oatmeal. You name it. I had it all. On weekends though, my mom would fry us eggs. Sunny side up.  It was… 

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Ginger Sesame Chicken Salad

Ginger Sesame Chicken Salad

I have a love affair with Asian/Thai/Chinese infused dishes. It all started with high school days and a little Chinese buffet that was a ritual after Sunday service for my friends and I. It was greasy, fattening, cheap but SO, SO good. Now you can’t pay me enough to go near a buffet of any… 

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Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie

I normally like to start off the week with a healthy meal but today I’m breaking the rules and giving you guys something darling to drool about because this deserves a Monday attention. I’ll make it short and sweet. Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie is my new breakfast. No seriously. I woke up this morning dreaming about… 

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Vareniki with Cherries www.littlebroken.com

Vareniki with Cherries

Homemade dough always intimidated me and I always stayed away even though I watched my mama knead bread dough almost every day. Recently though I started playing around with dough and made naan bread. Baby steps. It turned out quite well. Then I was flipping through my Russian books for inspiration and saw a picture… 

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Grilled Vegetable and Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese Crostini www.littlebroken.com

Grilled Vegetable and Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese Crostini

When Mr. Spouse and I were dating, we used to go to Barnes and Noble a lot. We were young and options were limited as to where we could hang out and a bookstore was sweet, innocent AND most important parent approved. We would browse the numerous aisles or read up on the latest magazines…. 

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Strawberry Bruschetta Grilled Cheese_littlebroken.com

Strawberry Bruschetta Grilled Cheese

We love grilled cheese in this house. Cheesy, hot and gooey. It’s the ultimate comfort food. I personally love the classic with yellow American cheese and hot soup on a cold winter day. But grilled cheese sandwich is no longer a cold weather comfort food as there are so many variations from fruit to veggies… 

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Russian Plum Cake www.littlebroken.com

Russian Plum Cake

I’m not a plum kinda girl. I don’t particularly like plums nor care much about them but tis’ the season for plums now as they are EVERYWHERE! My parents had plum trees growing up so I remember eating them all the time. So purple, juicy and sweet. That’s probably my only memory of plums. But plums… 

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Chicken Salad 3 Different Ways www.littlebroken.com

Chicken Salad 3 Different Ways

Chicken salad is a great way to use up leftover chicken or in my case broth chicken. Last week I had more chicken than I could handle in one week so I went chicken salad crazy. There are so many different ways to make a chicken salad: chunky, ground up and fine, shredded, extra creamy,… 

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Crockpot Cuban Pork and Beans with Fresh Tomato Salsa www.littlebroken.com

Crockpot Cuban Pork with Beans and Fresh Tomato Salsa

Crockpot meals are the best: all day cooking without cooking, one-step preparation and easy clean up. Personally I love the fact when you come home from a long work day, you have a hot meal waiting for you. I abuse my crockpot when my schedule is hectic and over time collected number of recipes that my family… 

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