Simple ingredients and pretty quick to cook, but very attention-consuming for the last 25 minutes. Makes 4 servings. Ingredients 2 large, ripe, beefsteak tomatoes (1.5 lb each) 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion 3/4 cup Carnaroli or Arborio rice 4 cups of boiling water 1/4 cup plus 1 Tablespoon olive oil salt and pepper high quality […]

I have discovered my new favorite dish.  When I sat down to eat my first bowl of this dish, I decided I wanted to eat like this for every meal.  Hearty roasted vegetables mixed with a light, fluffy grain, packed with flavorful spices, and the best part, hints of sweetness everytime you come across a […]

I adore the breakfast pastry section in the Baked cookbook that Lisalame gave me for Christmas. Authors Lewis and Poliafito express so wonderfully the morning lift one feels from the aroma of buttery fruity pastry baking in the morning, especially when brewing espresso simultaneously!! ** LOVE-THIS-LIFE ** So to start my foray into this cookbook I chose the Orange […]

    Stuffed Peppers   Ingredients 4  large green peppers 2  Tablespoons olive oil 1  lb. of ground beef 1/2 cup   onion, chopped 2 cups   rice 2  eggs well beaten 1/2 teaspoon  paprika 2 teaspoon  kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon  pepper 1 Tablespoon  Worcestershire sauce 15 oz  can of tomato sauce   Directions You need to […]

That title! So seductive! The thought of wilted collards bathing in a spicy peanut broth with the occasional chunk of tender chicken — how can you not want to make this recipe? My suggestion: don’t. I make an effort to bring lunch to work every day of the week. To avoid falling into the boring […]

So easy! Got this from a cocktail book. Expect to see a few of those on here soon. Ingredients: 6 sweet potatoes 1 T olive oil 1 t ground cinnamon 1 t paprika Kosher salt to taste Cooking: Preheat the oven to 350. These are going to cook low and slow. Wash the potatoes then […]

Bottom’s up. Baby’s sleeping. Ingredients: 2oz of gin, best you can find 3 ice cubes squeeze of lemon or lime tonic water to taste lemon or lime twist, for garnish Enjoy.