Easy Hungarian Chicken Paprikash Recipe

Home & Feast by Stasia Wimmer Easy Hungarian Chicken Paprikash Recipe

A few years ago my Italian Hungarian fiancé taught me how to make his beloved mother’s Chicken Paprikash recipe, and it’s been a staple on our family table ever since. The sweet Hungarian paprika mixed with just the right amount of onion, garlic, tomatoes, peppers, sour cream, and tender pieces of chicken, makes this sauce a divine and creamy bit of heaven that you will generously ladle over your favorite pasta. Be sure to serve with a loaf of warmed and crispy french bread, as you will most definitely push aside all good manners, and use it to wipe your plate clean. Enjoy!
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Shrimp Pizzettes With Olive Oil And Pesto

shrimp pizzettes by ©stasiawimmer

If you’re looking for a simple and delicious bite size appetizer to serve at your next cocktail party, luncheon, and game day for the man in your life… then you must try these little bites of shrimp pizzette heaven. Shrimp pizzettes with olive oil, mozzarella, and pesto are simple to make, and pack a lot of flavor into each little bite. Enjoy! [Read more…]

Simple Sausage-Cheddar Mushroom Quiche

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The other night I had my mind-set on a hearty Quiche. I’ve always been one to find it a meal in itself, and it’s one of my favorite ways to break up the usual dinner menu. I served this Sausage-Cheddar Mushroom Quiche with a lightly dressed side salad and a glass of chilled Sauvignon Blanc. It was absolutely fabulous and there wasn’t a piece left over.

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Classic Peach Pie

Peach Pie by Stasia Wimmer

There is nothing better than a classic peach pie when peach season is in full swing. You might think making a fruit pie is hard, but I assure you it can be quite simple. I think you might just surprise yourself, and impress the ones you love, with this absolutely delicious recipe. I made this recipe simple to assure that even the most apprehensive of bakers, could master a classic peach pie. Enjoy! [Read more…]

Sautéed Spinach With Lemon And Butter

Sauteed Spinach - 1The other night the kids requested fresh spinach. I was more than happy to oblige (I love these kids). This fresh and simple dish takes only a few minutes to prepare. Have all your ingredients ready before you start and it will be done in no time at all.

I gave this a ten minute cooking time as a guideline, it could be less or more depending on how you like your spinach. If you want it vibrant green, remove it from the heat once all the spinach has turned just soft. If you want it dark green, remove it from the heat once all the spinach has turned very soft. These aren’t technical terms, but I think you can visualize it. How cooked you like your spinach is a personal preference, just keep an eye on it. [Read more…]

Avocado Shrimp Ceviche


Once you try this seriously yummy, healthy, and fresh Avocado Shrimp Ceviche, you’ll without-a-doubt, hands-down, pinky-swear, make it for every party you throw, bring it to potlucks, share it with your friends, and add it to your recipe rotation. Plus, if you have kids like mine, you’ll be asked to make this weekly.

Typically, I need to make ceviche quickly for a household of hungry teens. I opt for shrimp that has been prepped for me. Pre-cooked, peeled, tail removed, deveined, frozen and thawed (there you go – super easy). Since this is not a traditional ceviche, which always begins with raw fish, I call it my mock ceviche (ha!). It’s absolutely amazing! I know you’ll love it. [Read more…]

Spicy Hungarian Sausage Goulash (Lecso)


This wonderful mixture of onion, tomatoes, yellow chilies, bacon, smoked sausage, and paprika is called Hungarian Lecso. Since I cannot pronounce Lecso, I call it a Spicy Hungarian Sausage Goulash, and it’s absolutely fabulous! If you haven’t tried Goulash before, then you must. Goulash is a “highly seasoned Hungarian soup or stew of meat and vegetables, flavored with paprika.” This recipe is simple, quick, and easy to make. The layers of flavor produced by these few ingredients are unreal: spicy, complex, and delectable. The result is equal to a gourmet recipe that has stewed for hours.

To serve, ladle the Spicy Hungarian Sausage Goulash over white rice, or if you prefer steamed potatoes on the side. Serve with a fresh salad, simple vinaigrette, and a warm baguette (to wipe your plate clean.)

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