St. Louis Style Spicy BBQ Chicken Drumsticks with Blue Cheese

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “American Midwest”. While I usually do not go for chicken when cooking, I have always had a soft spot for wings, drumsticks, and thighs. Also, the fact that these were cooked “St. Louis” style intrigued me because I want to go to St. Louis just for the food. Hell, I have traveled for worse reasons before.

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Red Beans and Rice

This dish was part of a meal that was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Southern”. I am just going to start that this makes a lot but I am 100% ok with that. I plan to eat this for days because of how good it is. It might look like a pain due to the waiting and simmering time but I barely noticed it.

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Manhattan Clam Chowder

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “chowder”. The first thing I thought of was clam chowder because I love it but then I realised that I have never even eaten Manhattan Clam Chowder. After looking online, I found that most people either love or hate it and there was very little in between. I decided to give it a shot since looking at the ingredients, it seemed like it would taste really good.

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Vegetarian Curry Shepherd’s Pie

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Made Healthy.” I have always loved Shepherd’s Pie because it is an amazing comfort food but like most comfort foods, not the healthiest. In order to make this healthy, I decided to go with a vegetarian option and not use butter in the my mashed potatoes (the recipe says butter because I plan to make this again). I am really glad that I decided to go with a lot of spices in this because mashed potatoes without butter did not taste quite right. Other than that, this was absolutely delicious and I have been eating it all week.

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Moroccan Lentil Stew

I saw this stew on another website a while back and I had to try it… I did not anticipate non-stew like weather. Oh well, I bought the ingredients so I had to make it. Also, I am very glad I did. This was absolutely bursting with flavour. When I was making it, I was thinking of adding shredded chicken or something similar but it does not need it at all. I can still taste it on my tongue. This is definitely going into my soup/stew arsenal.

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Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

I was not really planning on making this dish because I have been making a lot of soup, stew, and chili recipes lately. Then I thought how much I really love homemade gnocchis. Every time I make Gnocchis, I somehow forget how much of a pain in the ass they are. Probably because while I am eating them, I am so overjoyed with how they taste. Normally, I make them like I would a normal pasta and just dump sauce on them so I wanted to try something different and I had most of the ingredients already. While the soup was really good, the next day was even better!

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Deviled Egg Potato Salad

This dish is the second part of a dish created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “picnic food”. My significant other and I found out that we had different ideas of what was considered “picnic food”. My thought process was anything that could be easily carried outside, required minimal preparation, and easier to clean up. Her idea was something else that was wrong. That being said, this fit my idea perfectly because I was able to make it, wrap it up, put it in a bag or basket, and then walked to the cemetery across the street. Now about the potato salad… when I first made this, I felt like it needed something but eating it the next day, it tasted really good.

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