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25. Scallop and Shrimp Risotto Recipe:

What could be more luxurious than scallop and shrimp risotto? Maybe shaving some truffles on top when you are done. Yup, that’s what I’m thinking of doing next time I make this incredible recipe.

24. Bunuelos:

A Latin American dish that is similar to the Italian Zeppole. These little fritters are made with cheese that is shaped into balls and then fried. If you head to Latin America during the holiday season, you’ll be sure to taste these tasty treats.

23. Southwest Cornbread:

Some of the best cornbread I’ve had. Green chilies add heat, corn adds the sweetness and cheese adds that little bit of umami that everything needs. This is killer cornbread (just have this sparingly, it’s pretty caloric).

22. Vegetarian Chinese Dumplings:

This recipe is so much fun to make with kids. If you have more than one you can form an assembly line and then enjoy them when they are ready. And once you have perfected the recipe, you can start playing with all the veggies you put inside.

21. Thai Prawn Soup with Lemongrass:

This brings soup to another level. You will find the lemongrass adds such an aromatic kick and freshness to this soup that you will find yourself craving it day after day.

20. Easy Chicken Caesar Salad:

Chicken Caesar is a recipe everyone loves. Anchovies add umami, chicken adds protein and the veggies add all the extra nutrients you need. Besides, store bought dressings are usually full of high fructose syrup and tons of unhealthy things. Why bother with that junk, make it yourself.

19. Ginger Bread Cookies in a Jar:

This is a great recipe whenever you need to give someone something special. Write the recipe on a card and put all the ingredients layered in a mason jar. Cheap, loving and delicious.

18. Easy Roasted Chicken Thighs with Potatoes:

In my oven, these delicious chicken thighs take a bit longer (or a higher amount of heat). It really is easy and best of all, tasty. Whip these up when you are in a rush for a fabulous treat.

17. Pressure Cooker Oxtail:

Anyone that knows me knows I am obsessed with ox tail. It is succulent, juicy and utterly sinful. If you have a pressure cooker you can have your ox tail in half the time. If you’ve never tried ox tail, I suggest you head to your butcher and you try it today.

16. Makhani Arbi Masala:

This recipe is not for those who are impatient. The recipe takes work from the start, but it is well worth the work. If you are looking to spice things up in the kitchen, this will certainly do the trick.

15. Red Bull Cake:

I have to admit, first time I saw this recipe…I was floored. But what the heck, I make cola rice. The recipe is based on a lemon/lime soda recipe and turns out to be quite tasty. Let’s just hope nobody comes out with Four Loko Cake.

14. Diet Rice Pudding:

Not completely sure you can get away with this on a diet (with 2/3 cups of maple syrup in the recipe), but it’s tasty none the less. Gagan gives us a rice pudding recipe that is easy to make and even easier to eat.

13. Spam Musabi:

Musabi is basically rice with a meat tied together with nori (seaweed). Susan’s recipe is inspired by the people of Hawaii and their love of spam. This recipe is incredibly easy to make and a must have at any Hawaii inspired party.

12. Tortellini Bean and Pesto Soup:

I’ve yet to meet the person who does not love tortellini. Although Monica’s recipe is not truly vegetarian (she adds chicken bouillon) it can easily be made into vegetarian by substituting the water to vegetable stock. I say try it, it’s quick, it’s easy and with a simple adjustment you can have a vegetarian dish any meat lover would enjoy.

11. Grapefruit Jam:

Daniel’s recipes are amazing, I’ve tried this one and it does not disappoint. I really suggest you try this one at home. If you are new to cooking, this recipe will illustrate why homemade is so much better than store bought.

10. Gluten Free Broccoli Cheese Soup:

Kelley’s recipe is great for people with gluten intolerance (and also for those who don’t). Even if you don’t have problems with gluten it is a good idea to keep this in your arsenal, just in case you have a friend or two who is.

9. Kalbi:

If you love Korean food, you’ve probably have bulgogi. Kalbi is the marinade that makes Korean barbecue so darn tasty. Sure you can try it on flank steak…but you can really try it on any other meat you like.

8. Zeppoles:

Why wait until the summer for the county fair to have this delicious treat. You don’t have to be Italian to enjoy them. Bring some friends over (make sure to ask them to pick up the powdered sugar) and have a blast.

7. Hojaldras:

Hojaldras are similar to say a funnel cake, just in a different shape. This recipe is incredibly easy, fun to make and even better to eat. To make them you only need 5 ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. What are you waiting for, get to it!

6. French Macaroons:

Kelley’s favorite cookies ever (and perhaps ours too). Her macaroons are gluten free which make this an extra special treat for people who can’t always indulge. Besides store macaroons are uber expensive, so go ahead…indulge while saving some cash.

5. Tomato Basil Bisque:

Michele’s recipe for Tomato Basil Bisque is one of the tastiest we’ve tried. Best part about this recipe is that you can make a large batch and freeze it. So that if unexpected guests drop by or you just don’t feel like cooking it is no problem at all.

4. Shiitake Sushi:

Sushi has become one of the most popular foods in the USA. One can grab sushi at great restaurants like Morimoto or even pick some up at the local supermarket. Even better than grabbing some while you are out is to make some. This easy recipe utilizes no fish, so it is a great way for sushi novices to become pros.

3. Sancocho Colombiano:

This Colombian chicken soup truly warms the soul. It is the dish of the lower income laborer and a staple of the country. Chicken, pumpkin, potato, carrots and corn make for a hearty dish to get you through the hardest work day.

2. Arroz con Coco Cartagenero:

Colombian Chef Sabas explains that this is the primordial symbol of Cartagenian cuisine. Although it is made in many regions of the Caribbean, he says that Colombian rice with coconut has characteristics so particular that it makes it unique in the region and perhaps the most desired.

1. Chocolate Molten Lava Cupcakes:

Julie’s recipe came from her grandmother. She made them for her as a kid. Julie says ‘They were so good, when I was older I asked her if she could write down the recipe. These are delicious cupcakes that leave you this gooey surprise in the center and are just darling. These are excellent for parties.”

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Blanca Valbuena
I am one of the co-founders of FriendsEAT. Obviously, I love to eat. Other passions include A Song of Ice and Fire, Shakespeare, Dostoyevski, and Aldous Huxley.
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