Top 10 Things to Throw on the Grill for Memorial Day

Chile-Lime Grilled Watermelon Recipe

From succulent steak and juicy watermelon, to earthy mushrooms and crisped corn, there's no topping foods grilled to perfection to serve on Memorial Day, or any time during the warm summer months!  1. Chile-Lime Grilled Watermelon Recipe This watermelon is an explosion of sweet and spicy and is the perfect compliment … [Read more...]

A Dozen Mother’s Day Recipes From my Mom

A Dozen Mother's Day Recipes From my Mom

A dozen mouth-watering recipes from my mom or inspired by her -- all are made with love.My mom was an absolutely amazing cook who rarely, if ever, followed a recipe.  She created masterpieces from leftovers – and her meals often had many “secret ingredients.” My mom shared her kitchen with me when I was growing up, and … [Read more...]

Puerco Con Salsa Verde

Puerco Con Salsa Verde Recipe -- Succulent pieces of juicy pork, coated with fresh, spicy Salsa Verde, this popular Mexican dish will have you licking your plate clean!

Succulent pieces of juicy pork, coated with fresh, spicy Salsa Verde, this popular Mexican dish will have you licking your plate clean! Though my recipe inspiration comes from a myriad of places, including magazines, the seasons, what I see in the market, or my mood -- what I love the most is when it comes from … [Read more...]

Spiced Lamb and Mushroom Penne Gratin Recipe

Spiced Lamb and Mushroom Penne Gratin -- This one-pan meal is rich, hearty, packed with warm flavors and is comfort food at its finest!

With a gluten-free option, this one-pan meal is hearty, rich, packed with warm flavors, and is comfort food at its finest!Imagine, if you will, the most scrumptious macaroni and cheese ever . . .Now imagine, adding to it, tender ground lamb with delicious warming spices, onions and mushrooms caramelized to … [Read more...]

Yakisoba Omelet (Okonomiyaki) Recipe

Yakisoba Omelet Recipe- Bursting with umami flavors, this is a super hearty, rich and delicious comfort food like no other.

 Bursting with umami flavors, this is a super hearty, rich and delicious comfort food like no other. Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savory pancake that contains a wide variety of ingredients. Okonomi is Japanese for as you like, and I took that quite literally.This is my rendition of a Yakisoba Omelet.  And although … [Read more...]

Spiced Pork and Mango Chimichurri Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Spiced Pork and Mango Chimichurri Lettuce Wraps Recipe

The most scrumptious lunch or dinner, these gluten-free wraps are filled with tender, warmly spiced pork, juicy, sweet mango and chimichurri sauce with a delicious kick! I've always put mangoes high up on a pedestal.  From their beautiful orange-red skin and brilliant golden flesh, to their tropical, floral fragrance … [Read more...]

Knockwurst and the Best Baked Beans Ever

Knockwurst and Baked Beans Recipe

The most delicious baked beans you will ever taste. Promise.When I came to the Baked Beans in my Grandmother's recipe collection, my jaw dropped.  For real!This recipe is no joke!  It's a bunch a crazy tasty ingredients that marry together in a low oven all day long.  All day!Unlike my Grandmother's Stuffed … [Read more...]

Stuffed Cabbage Recipe with Tomato Caramelized Onion Sauce

Stuffed Cabbage-Recipe with Caramelized Onion Tomato Sauce

A rich, warmly spiced sauce wraps itself around each of the beef and rice filled cabbage rolls, making for the most delicious comfort food this winter!My Grandmother was an excellent cook.Everything was always delicious and the table was always set perfectly.  (I told you about how fancy I thought my Grandparents … [Read more...]

Braised Short Rib Stew with Creamy Gorgonzola Polenta and Swiss Chard

Braised Short Rib Stew with Creamy Gorgonzola Polenta and Swiss Chard

This braised short rib recipe is the most delicious, comforting and cozy meal for the winter months. Trust me!You'll find comfort in every bite of this meal.It's it every shred of the tender beef that's falling off the bone.It's in every slice of caramelized onion, and in the soft, sweet carrots.There's … [Read more...]

Tex Mex Macaroni and Cheese

Tex Mex Macaroni and Cheese

This Tex Mex Macaroni and Cheese is creamy, rich, hearty, packed with delicious, bold Mexican flavors, and is comforting beyond belief! We all probably have a ton of Christmas leftovers.  And we can surely keep eating them, and even create new recipes with them, like my Spiced Cranberry Muffins.However, delicious … [Read more...]