Articles by PJ

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Potato Cakes with Leeks and Cheese

Date: 10-12-2014

As I always have difficulty measuring how many potatoes I have to peel to when making mashed potato or “stamppot”. Stamppot is a Dutch dish that has lots of variants. It’s basically mashed potato mixed with other vegetables. …

Category: Potato, Recipes, Side dishes, Snacks

Cinnamon Wreath

Date: 03-12-2014

I’ve seen many of these types of braided breads and always thought they looked beautiful and impressive. But, they also looked pretty intimidating to me so it took a while before I even wanted to attempt making one. …

Category: Bread, Desserts & sweets, Recipes

Tomato Galette

Tomato galette with ricotta and balsamic vinegar
Date: 18-11-2014

A galette is a free form French tart. You roll the pastry, place the filling in the center and fold over the edges. Because I love savory dishes I made this tomato galette with ricotta and a drizzle …

Category: Recipes, Side dishes, Snacks, Veggies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies
Date: 13-11-2014

According to Tessa from Handle the heat these are the ultimate chocolate chip cookies. Big, chewy and soft in the middle, crispy on the outside and full of chocolate chips.

Category: Desserts & sweets, Recipes

Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken
Date: 04-11-2014

Orange chicken isn’t a dish that is very known in the Netherlands. We have westernized Chinese dishes, but when it comes to similar dishes, sweet and sour pork or chicken is as far as it goes. I’ve made …

Category: Chicken, Recipes

Waffles with Maple Syrup, Banana and Chocolate

Waffles with Maple Syrup, Banana and Chocolate
Date: 28-10-2014

This easy recipe is perfect for a lazy sunday. The batter for these waffles can be used almost immediately. The pan fried banana, maple syrup and melted chocolate make it even more delicious.

Category: Desserts & sweets, Recipes

Pearl Meatballs

Pearl Meatballs
Date: 03-10-2014

These Chinese meatballs are covered in a layer of sticky rice and then steamed to cook. They’re called zhen zhu wan zhi, which means pearl meatballs.

Category: Meat, Recipes


Date: 23-09-2014

This is a super easy side dish, but I just had to share it. I love it especially with hamburgers, pulled pork or Sloppy Joes.

Category: Recipes, Side dishes

Sloppy Joes on Homemade Buns

Sloppy Joes
Date: 17-09-2014

We had our first Sloppy Joe many years ago at a little lunchroom that has since closed it’s doors. It was our first and only time until now. When Stefan saw Gwen’s recipe (in Dutch) he wanted to …

Category: Meat, Recipes

Chicken and Mushroom Pies

Date: 10-09-2014

Whenever I buy a rotisserie chicken or roast my own chicken I always have leftovers. With my latest left over roasted chicken I made these small chicken and mushroom pies.

Category: Chicken, Recipes