Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and White Beans

  Beans and pasta may seem like an odd combination, but it works. Consider the Italian classic pasta e fagioli with beans and macaroni. When I was first married we ate it a lot. It wasn’t until Lidia Bastianich hadRead more…

Pumpkin and Walnut Biscotti {Recipe ReDux}

  October 22nd is National Nut Day and The Recipe ReDux is celebrating by featuring nut-filled recipes, like these awesome pumpkin and walnut biscotti. They’re perfect with a warming mug of coffee or cider on a brisk autumn afternoon. Walnuts areRead more…

Caramelized Onion and Fennel Tart

  Caramelized onion and fennel tart is a flavorful treat. Cook the veggies ahead of time so they’ll be ready to go on top of store bought puff pastry dough whenever you’re ready. Fennel’s slight anise flavor deepens when caramelizedRead more…

Nigella Lawson’s Pumpkin Scones

  These pumpkin scones from Nigella Lawson are just the sort of savory treat that will be a wonderful accompaniment to dinner. I’m excited because it’s the first time I’ve been able to participate in I Heart Cooking Clubs’ monthlyRead more…

Fish With Ginger Cream Sauce

  You’ve probably noticed the Hungarian theme over the last few posts. That’s because this month’s Food of the World featured country is Hungary. There are so many delicious foods I had a difficult time choosing which one to featureRead more…

Hungarian Style Potatoes

  If you like your potatoes sliced thin and baked until they’re creamy and cheesy, you will love Hungarian style potatoes. I’ve based this recipe on the Hungarian version of scalloped potatoes, a casserole called rakott krumpli. I really, really wantedRead more…

Hungarian Style Peas

  This recipe for Hungarian style peas or borsofozelek is probably one of the better meals I’ve had in the last month or so. If you’re a fan of creamed vegetables, you’ll love the combination of peas and onions seasonedRead more…

Crazy Mocha Almond Cake {#VeganBakingDay}

  Call it crazy cake or depression cake or poor man’s cake or whatever you want. This recipe has been around for 100 years and comes in and out of fashion. I remember my mother making it many times when IRead more…

Broccoli Bacon Dip

  Broccoli bacon dip evolved from a facebook post I saw for something called Neiman Marcus Dip which consisted of bacon, almonds, cheese and mayonnaise. I confess it was the bacon that caught my attention. They don’t do bacon in Spain– their porkyRead more…

Creamy Lemon and Fava Bean Pasta

  The outer shell of baby favas is tender enough to eat, and naturally loaded with fiber. When combined with pasta and tossed with a creamy lemon sauce you have a filling weeknight meal. Add Creamy Lemon and Fava BeanRead more…

Freezer Friendly Eggplant Meatballs

  Flash freezing is the reason why your frozen peas pour out of the bag individually instead of in a big clump. It’s so easy to freeze many fruits and vegetables this way. You can also prep meaty foods likeRead more…

Golden Curried Carrot and Cauliflower Soup

You’ll love the rich flavor of creamy and delicious carrot and cauliflower soup. You’d never know it was vegan and oil free! “Cream of” soups are really popular over here in Spain. Once the weather begins to cool off they’re aRead more…