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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Pad Kee Mao (Drunken Noodles) with Beef

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Thai”. I am just going to start to say that Thai food is one of my favourite cuisines, so much so that I constantly try to recreate it. Thus, why I had issue with this theme was trying to come up with something I have never attempted before. Then I remembered this small Thai place near my old work that made killer Pad Kee Mao. This dish also gave me a chance to try out my new wok that I have been meaning to break in.

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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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Blackened Catfish

This dish was part of a meal that was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Southern”. I have a few friends from the South and I have been there a couple times so I had a few different options for dishes. The hard part was trying to make something that I have never had before. Then I realised that I have never had blackened catfish even though I have seen it on a bunch of menus. How could I not like this? Catfish and Cajun spices? Sign me up!

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Kimchi Ramen

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Dorm Food”. I never stayed in a dorm but I did eat cheaply during college. The one dish that stood out was top ramen with an egg. I decided to recreate this but with a dish that I actually want to eat and I love ramen.

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Shakshuka

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Middle East”. This one had to take some thinking because admittedly, I do not know a lot about middle eastern foods and the ones I do know, I have made before. Then I stumbled across this and everything about it sounded delicious. Poached eggs in spices and tomatoes, I am in. I overcooked the eggs a tad bit but other than that this was really good. I could see my self eating this for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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Spicy Mexican Minestrone Stew

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Italian”. Since I cook Italian food all of the time, I decided to  change things up and try kind of a Mexican-Italian fusion meal. Well, it turned out really good and there are only a few things that I would change.

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