Pancake Mix

  Now that school has started, we find ourselves looking for quick breakfasts we can either make ahead or eat on-the-go. For us, pancakes fit that need since we can prepare them in advance and freeze them until ready toRead more…

Chicken Vindaloo

  Chicken Vindaloo (Vindaloo anything really), is one of my favorite of the Indian Curry dishes. It’s reputation is often that it is very spicy but the truth is that Vindaloo Curry does not have to be that spicy — orRead more…

Palak Chole

  I had been craving some Indian food last week and so we drove clear across town to our favorite restaurant to get some. But I would be lying if I didn’t say I wasn’t more than a little disappointedRead more…

Mojitos and Cigars

  My husband and I love Cuban food. We also love game night so when it was our turn to host, we knew we wanted to throw a Cuban themed party like no other game night we’ve held before. There’sRead more…

Medianoche Cuban Sandwiches

  Authentic Cuban bread is difficult to find in our area, so we’ve prepared these Cuban Sliders which are traditionally served on sweet bread. This variation of the classic Cuban sandwich is called Medianoche, or midnight, which is when these small sandwiches areRead more…

Plantain Chips with Mojo Vinaigrette

Homemade Green Plantain Chips with Mojo Vinaigrette are so easy to make and are reminiscent of the style chips served in the Cuban cafes I’ve eaten at in Florida. They were the perfect accompaniment for our Cuban Theme Party (postRead more…

Cuba Libre

The history behind the Cuba Libre is said to celebrate the end of the Cuban War of Independence. A US soldier, Captain Russell, ordered a rum and Coke® with a twist of lime. When onlookers asked about the drink’s name,Read more…

Beef Empanadas

For a recent game night turned Cuban Theme Party, we made homemade Beef Empanadas. Although the dough is pretty easy to make, it’s tedious to roll and cut each one. To speed things along, we used pre-cut empanada wrappers sold in our grocer’s freezer.Read more…

Instant Chai Latte Mix

Were it not for my best friend, Katie, I probably would have never gotten around to trying chai. In fact, when she asked (many years ago now) if I’d tried it, I’d never actually ever even heard of it. ByRead more…

Crock Pot Apple Butter

Last winter I made fresh Applesauce to go with a Roasted Pork Loin  I made for my extended family over the holidays. The apple sauce was a raging success and everyone adored it. It was amazing to see people eating helpingRead more…

Bacon and Broccoli Mac and Cheese

When we saw this recipe for Bacon and Broccoli Mac and Cheese on the cover of Cooking Light Magazine this month, my daughter wanted it immediately. Of course, she’s five-years-old and can’t read yet so she had no idea what sheRead more…

Sausage and Pasta Skillet

With school starting back into session a few weeks ago, I am a new type of busy. With that comes a greater need for quick, tasty dinners that I can get on the table before I head into work forRead more…