Baked Mostaccioli

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Vacation Food”. There is this Italian restaurant near my parent’s house that I visit at least once or twice a year and someone at the table almost always orders this. Does it taste better? Probably but the flavours are very different. Given that, this is really damn good and I plan on making this many many times.

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Bierocks

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Pie”. I am assuming that they picked this theme because of Pi day which is the best day mostly because I am a big math geek. Does not matter what the reason was, I decided I that I did not want to make a sweet pie because I wanted dinner and I did not want to do a normal pot pie because that can be boring. Then I saw these and I had to have them. I was very pleased with the outcome and I am very happy that these freeze well because I plan to eat the hell out of them!

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Paella

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “One Pot”. I have never cooked with mussels before but have always really liked theme so I thought this would be a perfect time. Also, my friend made paella recently and it looked really good and I wanted to try my hand at it.

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Choco-BBQ Chili

This dish was the completed part of a dish created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Bottled Sauces from Scratch” and my second theme was “Comfort Food”. While the homemade BBQ sauce satisfied the first theme, this completed dish definitely was comfort food. There are not many foods that I consider more comfort food as Chili especially on a cool night. Continue reading “Choco-BBQ Chili”

Sandwich Sushi

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “foods in disguise” for April Fool’s Day; my second thing was sandwiches so this was a pretty easy choice. To this day, I am really horrible at rolling sushi; real sushi or just sandwich sushi. The taste is good but it is just ugly. That being said, I’m not sure what to say about this since it’s just a rolled up sandwich. But damn do I love a good sandwich. Continue reading “Sandwich Sushi”

Spaghetti with Lamb and Italian Sausage Meatballs

This dish was prepared for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Braised” and my second theme was “Movie or Book Inspired” so I went with Se7en when one of the victims was killed by constantly eating Spaghetti and Meatballs. I was very weary of making this due to the time required to make it… That being said, it was completely worth it and worth the wait. The meatballs were very tender, packed with flavour, and completely melted in your mouth. The sauce was pretty good too. Not the best I have had but I would have no problem eating it over and over. My girlfriend even said she would like me to make this again. No problem!

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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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