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Asparagus and Peas with Warm Lemon Vinaigrette

Asparagus and peas with warm lemon vinaigrette | All that's Jas

Need a fresh meal idea that is quick and easy to make? This asparagus and peas dish with warm lemon vinaigrette makes a light, nutritious, and delicious side but it can also stand on its own. Best of all, it comes together in just a few minutes! Bacon makes the vegetables appealing even to the picky eater in your family but you can totally omit the bacon for a vegetarian version.…

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Cheesy Couscous with Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Cheesy Couscous with roasted Brussel Sprouts - All that's Jas

This cheesy couscous with roasted Brussel sprouts dish is anything but bland. I admit: I often sweat the small stuff. My poor husband is usually at the receiving end. Like when I bake enough chicken for two meals and he loads his plate with the said chicken but leaves the side dishes almost untouched. I could go on without worrying about it but that’d be too easy. Instead, I nag about the abundance of veggies and no chicken to go…

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The only scalloped potatoes recipe you’ll ever need!

must have scalloped potatoes recipe - All that's Jas

Using a mandoline slicer has proven to be painful if you get a bit distracted. My daughter will vouch that I’m like a magpie – easily distracted by shiny objects. Only this time my distraction was dull (unlike my mandoline) and a shade darker. Making scalloped potatoes was probably a bad idea. My mind was preoccupied.   Within one week I have lost my grade school friend to breast cancer and heard of the tragic death of my dentist.  The…

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Easy Cauliflower Frittata

easy cauliflower fritatta - All that's Jas

Is plural for frittata still frittata or frittatas? I’m afraid my site would be searched for a different reason, ha! To get me to eat vegetables my mom would often hide them in the most unexpected ways. It wasn’t that I hated them but I wouldn’t even try them to begin with, and probably just thought I’d hate them. I mean duh, they’re vegetables…Gross! But once she tricked me into having a bite, I was hooked. So it was with…

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How to make the best mashed potatoes from scratch

how to make the best mashed potatoes from scratch - All that's Jas

One secret ingredient makes this the best mashed potatoes. How to make the best mashed potatoes from scratch For my first work-related potluck here in the States, I worked my fingers to the bone making a complex dish from my home country wanting to leave a good impression. Just as I was entering the break room my colleagues shouted in excitement. No, they weren’t happy to see me.   The excitement was about another dish. Someone brought a bowl of…

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Cheese Stuffed Kohlrabi

Cheese Stuffed Kohlrabi - All that's Jas

Delicious, tender, cheesy kohlrabi nests to boost your energy. Cheese Stuffed Kohlrabi Have you noticed a pattern in my recipe posts this year? Cheese. I’m thinking to re-brand to All that’s Cheese, but my cholesterol level begs to differ. Ava, my 4-yo granddaughter LOVES cheese! If I don’t have few (pre-sliced) varieties in my fridge when she comes over I’m in trouble. The other day she announced her favorite color was CHEESE. Atta girl! We got the biggest kick out…

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Best Cauli Mac and Cheese

Best Cauli Mac and Cheese - All that's Jas

Best homemade mac and cheese loaded with cauliflower will trick the pickiest eaters into eating their veggies.   Today I’m teaching you a little trick. My granddaughters come over for dinner every other week. Their only request? Mac and cheese. I think I need to buy some stock in pasta, but I digress. Best Cauli Mac and Cheese Mac and cheese is simple to make from scratch (no need for boxed versions that are full of additives), and is very…

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Simple Egg Pie

Simple Egg Pie - All that's Jas

Layers of filo pastry soaked in egg mixture then baked to golden perfection make this simple egg pie. Simple Egg Pie This egg pie (jajara – /yaya-ra/) recipe has been handed down through generations. It is so simple that I doubt it is my home country’s heirloom, but ask any grandmother and she’ll beg to differ. Funny, when I say ‘grandmother’ I think of someone who is close to a century-old, and not me who also has grandkids. Those grandmothers…

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Pecans and Blue Cheese

Roasted Butternut Squash with Pecans and Blue Cheese - All that's Jas

Simply roasted butternut squash, dressed up with fresh thyme, pecans, and blue cheese is what you’ll always find on my holiday table. I learned the hard way that you CAN execute a successful holiday meal without cooking for days. Plus, and I speak from experience, your family cares less how much time you spent cooking. They want you enjoying family time and the meal – not complaining about how hard you worked at it. That’s why I replaced extravagant dishes…

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Roasted Eggplant Fan

Roasted Eggplant Fan - All that's Jas

Exchanging secrets with my daughter without risking someone eavesdropping is just one benefit of speaking multiple languages. My chances to find great recipes are tripled and that’s another benefit.  I discovered this roasted eggplant fan on Serbian site MEZZE. I can’t vouch that this is a Serbian recipe though; just saying it’s a nice advantage to search recipes that are not written in English. First, I fell in love with the presentation. Doesn’t it look fancy? Then, the simple and healthy…

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Grenadir – Potato Pasta

Grenadir – Potato Pasta- All that's Jas

You don’t need any culinary skills to make this dish; it is super easy and fast. Grenadir, also called Granadir or Granadir Mars is a very common dish in Central Europe. It is typical military food as it is both cheap and filling, hence the name – Greandier March. I make it whenever I have leftover pasta or potatoes – it’s an excellent way to use them up. This potato pasta dish is a great side dish, but it could…

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Kohlrabi Parmesan Bake

First time I had kohlrabi (German turnip) was when I moved to Germany and visited my cousin who lived there since her childhood. Although in my country turnip was generally fed to the livestock, I was pleasantly surprised by its mild, cabbage-like taste. She served it cut like fries and topped with béchamel sauce. Since then I have found many great recipes for kohlrabi and this parmesan bake is the one I make most often. Sometimes I serve it instead…

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Eggplant Caponata

    There’s nothing like a funny meat quote. There is no meat in my eggplant caponata and I’m sorry to disappoint you, I don’t have a funny meat quote either. But I have a good recipe for all who despise the meat and all who are embarking on a Lenten journey. In Sicily caponata is a popular, picturesque and refreshing summer dish of eggplants and tomatoes a.k.a. “taste of Sicilian passionate kiss of the sun”. With caponata, I’m bringing Sicily home…

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Bosnian Djuvec Rice

Bosnian djuvec rice | All that's Jas

Need a flavorful new rice recipe that whips up in no time? This delicious Bosnian Djuvec Rice is super flavorful and comes together quickly using a handful of pantry staples you already have on hand.…

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Parmigiana di Melanzane – Eggplant Parmesan

Love me some eggplant! Honestly, we don’t give it enough credit. I wasn’t always an eggplant fan. I had it once or twice as a child and remember it tasting bitter. Mom wasn’t fond of it and when mom doesn’t like something, mom doesn’t know how to prepare it. Or so she wanted everyone to believe. Hmmm, good trick. I need to remember it sometimes… It wasn’t until my daughter and I lived in Germany that I first tried to…

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