Mussels in Tomato Sauce

Mussels love tomatoes! Try mussels in tomato sauce for an easy weeknight meal. I don’t recall eating mussels until we came to Spain, where they’re called mejillones. They’re fabulous! Every grocery store carries them in one form or another…fresh (onRead more…

Basic Tomato Sauce

Tomato sauce doesn’t have to come from a jar with a gondola on the label. For those of us who weren’t fortunate enough to have an Italian grandmother, here’s how to make a basic tomato sauce. My family was oneRead more…

Korean BBQ Tofu “Wings”

I had a lot of fun with this post. There’s nothing like the sweet, tangy, hot taste of Korean barbeque. But for a twist, instead of making chicken wings and reminding you to try the sauce with tofu, I’ve flippedRead more…

Menemen: Turkish Eggs

You may recall a couple weeks ago I went a little crazy over Turkish food (for proof see this post, and this one, and this one, too). Well, today we’re going to have another dish called Menemen, or Turkish styleRead more…

Meatless Monday: Moroccan Potato Salad

Who knew potato salad could be this exciting? Moroccan Potato Salad is a delicious non-dairy alternative to the traditional stuff we all know and love. The addition of chickpeas and other vegetables means this salad is quite substantial and perfectRead more…

Quibebe: A Brazilian Style Butternut Squash Stew {#FoodOfTheWorld}

When researching Brazilian cuisine for this month’s Food of the World party, I came across an incredible diversity of recipes which reflect the heritage of the cooks who developed them to feed their families. You’ll find recipes influenced by Europeans,Read more…

Crepes Suzette

Looking for a non-chocolate treat for your Valentine? Look no further than Crepes Suzette with their buttery sweet orange syrup. These are so simple and delicious. One bite and you’ll understand what all the fuss is about. The origins ofRead more…

Ploughman’s Lunch

A little bit of this, a little bit of that…a Ploughman’s Lunch is an easily portable meal perfect for taking with you to the field…or the park in our case. After weeks of overcast skies and fog, as soon asRead more…

Smoky Open Faced Sandwiches {Recipe Redux}

This month’s theme for Recipe ReDux caused a little consternation. They want us to get smoky! Start Smoking in the New Year. The New Year is heating up with smoke and spiciness. From boldly flavored smoked salts to actual smokingRead more…

Pulled Chicken Tacos

Now that you’ve seen how simple it is to make your own tomato sauce, I’m sure you’re ready to put it to good use. Today we’re going to make pulled chicken tacos by braising a few chicken thighs in tomatoRead more…

Pretzel Dog Bites!

Whenever I’m at a stadium I always buy a pretzel dog. I love to bite through the tender dough into a well cooked hot dog. Add a little spicy mustard and I’m a happy woman! Enjoy these easy to make,Read more…

Date Nut Bread with Orange Cream Cheese Spread {The Recipe ReDux}

When I was growing up date nut bread was not a favorite. My mother loved it, but I don’t remember her ever making it from scratch. Dates weren’t readily available where we lived. She’d either buy the kind in theRead more…