Chicken with Artichokes and Olives

This is the ideal one pot meal for me as it combines many flavors that I love. Artichokes, olives, lemon, mint and a bit of spice from red pepper flakes make everyday chicken thighs exciting enough for a special dinner. [Read more…]

Sausage-Potato-Spinach Bake

This is a busy time of year with holiday gatherings and preparations. When there’s not a lot of time to cook a meal this is perfect. Especially since it’s all made in one pan. [Read more…]

Grilled Pork and Scallion Tacos

One of my new favorites is to grill scallions (or spring onions). During my weekly trek to the local farmers market I always make sure to pick up a few fresh bunches. They’re very easy to make and they add a nice flavor and crunch to any meal. [Read more…]

Chicken Shawarma

“I don’t know what it is but I want to try it.” So said Tony Stark AKA Iron Man in The Avengers (2012). I’d be lying if I said I was inspired by the post-credit scene in this movie to make chicken shawarma. The inspiration actually came from a New York Times recipe. [Read more…]

Corned Beef Hash and Poached Eggs

I may be the one of Irish descent in our house but Ed’s the one who loves the Irish-American tradition of corned beef for St. Patrick’s Day.  I’m not sure how that figured into his Hungarian-Italian upbringing. [Read more…]

Chicken Burrito Bowl (Slow Cooker)

Slow cookers and I have not always seen eye to eye. While I like the concept that you can place a bunch of ingredients in the cooker, turn it on and come back hours later to a hot and tasty meal it rarely worked that way for me (a few family members can attest to that). [Read more…]

Shakshuka (Baked Eggs) with Feta

I adore a good food coincidence story. I had saved this recipe for Shakshuka from The New York Times with every intention of making it but like so many other recipes it hadn’t floated to the top. Then my sister, Dixie J, texts me a picture of the exact same recipe but she’s one step ahead of me as she’d already prepared it. [Read more…]

Stuffed Peppers with Sausage and Tomato Sauce

I mentioned to Ed that I was going to make a new recipe – stuffed peppers with quinoa. While he’s always up for a new meal he started reminiscing about the stuffed peppers his mother used to make when he was growing up. While he didn’t have an exact recipe he knew that they were stuffed with sausage and rice and baked in a tomato sauce. [Read more…]

Beef, Ancho and Chocolate Chili

As the days get shorter and the weather colder I look forward to making one pot meals on Sunday afternoons. This means dinner that night and leftovers placed in the freezer for a future meal. [Read more…]

Fava Bean, Apricot and Pistachio Rice Salad

I’ve always loved rice salads and particularly so when they’re made with flavorful rices. This one starts with wild rice and brown rice as a base. I used rice from two separate packages but you could use a pre-made mix. Using different rices provides not only more flavor but also more texture. [Read more…]