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Baked Potato Halves with Garlic Butter

The Title of This Recipe Kind of Says It All! While I love a good baked potato, I frequently find that I don’t want to eat an entire big potato, unless I’m serving it as a main course. After making my Sweet Potatoes with Lime Chipotle Butter, in which I slice the potatoes in half […]

Sweet Potatoes with Lime Chipotle Butter

If You Even Remotely Like Sweet Potatoes, You’ve Gotta Try These! Sweet potatoes can be so boring. Or so sweet they make my teeth hurt. Or they can also be one of the best things you’ve ever tasted. I’ve been on a sweet potato kick lately and these are my favorites.  I’ve grown to really […]

Citrus and Zucchini Confit

A New Way to Enjoy My Favorite Citrus! One of my greatest joys, amongst many, of my recent move north, is the discovery of a sensational grocery store. In fact, I’ve never seen anything like it. One of the outstanding departments is the produce section. It is humongous, with a much larger selection than I’ve […]

Black Rice Stuffed Baked Tomatoes

Feta, Nigella Seeds, Pomegranate Juice and Arils Combine for a Unique and Delicious Take on Stuffed Tomatoes. I’ve been singing the praises of black rice for awhile now. I love its chewy texture and flavor. Plus, the deep purple color is so beautiful when it’s cooked. I find it irresistible in salads and mixed with […]

Red Fruit Salad with Lime and Chili Syrup

Here’s a Salad That Will Spark Up Any Meal! When fruits are at their peak, I don’t think you need to do a lot in order to enjoy them at their best. I love to serve them as salads and when I do, I keep everything else very simple. A grilled piece of meat or […]

Savory Tomato Cobbler with Cheddar Cream Biscuits

A Cobbler That’s Not Dessert? Oh, Yeah, It is a Very Good Thing. I’ve run across a couple of recipes for tomato cobbler throughout the years and I’ve always been intrigued.  I mean, come on. Doesn’t the thought of biscuits sitting on top of baked tomatoes sound good? I had visions of the bottoms being […]

Kimchi-Inspired Perilla Leaves

These Marinated Herbal Leaves Really Elevate a Plain Bowl of Rice. I don’t know if you’ve ever tasted perilla leaves. They’re big leaves that taste similar to mint and basil, but have a decidedly more intense and grassy flavor that also reminds me of deeply flavored spices. I bought these for the first time a […]

Cheddar Pie with Kimchi and Chinese Sausage

Cheddar Pie with Kimchi and Chinese Sausage

An Unusual and Very Tasty Twist on the Classic Cheese Pie. I’ve been using the kimchi I made in quite a few recipes and here’s one of my favorites. I added it to a creamy cheddar pie to which I also added sliced Lap Cheong – Chinese sausage *. If you’ve never eaten this sausage, […]

Blood Orange Salad with Creamy Whipped Dressing

Blood Orange Salad with Creamy Whipped Dressing

Could Be My Last Orange Salad of the Season – So Let’s Go Out with a Bang. Well, citrus season is winding down, so this is probably one of my last orange salads until next season. I will still make an occasional salad using navel oranges that are available year round, but other fruits and […]

Lamb Kebabs on Beet Flatbreads

Lamb Kebabs on Beet Flatbreads

Skewers of Lamb Served on Top of Flatbreads is Never a Bad Thing. I made my Beet Flatbreads with Pomegranate Raita and served them with lamb kebabs. I love skewering meats. Something about it just makes it so much more fun to eat rather than simply slicing up a leg of lamb.  I’ve been hooked […]