This is my new favorite, quick and easy snack or side dish. This couscous salad is packed with bright flavors from the lemon, basil and fresh vegetables. It’s also light and refreshing, perfect for these warm days ahead of us. Plus it keeps for awhile, so you can prepare it ahead of time for parties. [...]
What can I say about mashed potatoes? Besides that they are buttery, delicious, soul-warming, a holiday favorite and really pick me up when I’m having “one of those days.” Other than that, there really isn’t much to say about mashed potatoes. My mashed potato recipe is based on many tips from many different potato experts. [...]
Hello friends! Although all of us enjoy indulging in comfort food dishes from time to time, there are those moments when we feel completely guilty for consuming 1,000 calories in one sitting. If you’re anything like me, that feeling passes relatively quickly but the thought DOES cross my mind. Cooking at home gives me the [...]
It’s getting to be that time of year again. Every Fall we are rewarded with the bright colors and flavors of the bell pepper harvest. And of course, a bell pepper can only be made better by stuffing it with a mound of tasty morsels! There are so many ways to prepare stuffed peppers. This [...]
Quinoa is magical, isn’t it? It fills your belly but it doesn’t fill your waste-line. Quinoa is one of those healthy grains that you can manipulate to make it your own too. I like to cook mine in broth and add fresh herbs and veggies. This salad is tasty at any temperature too – great for [...]
I was at a friend’s house of mine a few nights ago enjoying an evening of fine conversation (and strong wine) when we started to get hungry. Us ladies searched the pantry for scrumptious treats when she kindly suggested preparing a box of mac and cheese. I looked at her, wide-eyed in disbelief, as if [...]
The other day at the farmer’s market in Denver I picked up these beautiful cherry tomatoes (among other finds). Inspired by all the market’s fresh ingredients, I decided to make a Farmer’s Market Pasta Salad using their tomatoes and peppers. This pasta salad turned out great. It was light and satisfying, perfect for the summer. [...]
Dumplings — the college dorm room staple. Whether you order take-out or keep them frozen in your tiny dorm freezer, they’re easy to reheat and great after long nights of skipping study group and bingeing on beer bongs and cheap shots of cheap tequila. I have had a bit of an obsession with dumplings lately. [...]
My fantastically amazing friend made this for our last pot luck. The spices in the meat are absolutely to die for. I’ve never had anything quite like it. A little bit of history: Puerco Pibil is a traditional Mexican slow-roasted pork dish from the Yucatán Península. Preparation of traditional cochinita or puerco pibil involves marinating [...]
I wonder how a no-bake cookie gets away with the title of being a type of cookie. Shouldn’t a no-bake cookie be some type of candy? I always consider a good cookie to have an amazing aroma that fills your home while you’re baking them. Hm. My good buddy Jason and I made these [whatever [...]
Pierogies (pierogi, piroghi…) are a Polish person’s idea of soul food. A pierogie is a dumpling stuffed with various fillings. Traditional fillings include potato and cheese, meat, sauerkraut and potato, cottage cheese and chives, and sweet fillings like prune and cherries. Like most dumplings, these take time to prepare. Because they are bit tedious [...]
Grandmas always make the best pies don’t they? Well, my grandma always did anyway. My grandma’s apple pie was always my favorite growing up. Those warm slices of gooey, cinnamon apples and flaky crust were the perfect treat. She would always make pies for the holidays and when she did, you knew you needed to [...]
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