Coconut Noodles Video (Scroll down for printable recipe) I made this for a last-minute side dish to take to a pool party. I have the most best friends because they always welcome my food experiments as willing guinea pigs and even offer constructive feedback. Though this coconut noodle salad evidently needed no adjustments because it […]
Caprese Pasta salad video (scroll down for printable recipe) This is one of the simplest pasta salads one could make, and probably everyone in the world — or at the potluck — loves it. Instead of balsamic vinegar, I use white wine or champagne vinegar with a little sugar added to keep the color of […]
Y’all, about soaking beans. Don’t do it. Don’t believe me? Please just try it anyway. Maybe some beans, big’uns like lima beans or fava beans could use a little soak. I very rarely cook with those so I haven’t tried it. But little’uns like black beans and pinto beans and navy beans? Don’t even bother. […]
“Frijoles de Charro” translates into “cowboy beans” and are the Mexican equivalent of Ranch style beans, but just like homemade Ranch style beans, they are many times better than canned Ranch-style beans and quite different. Characterized by lots of bacon and tomatoes, charro beans are rich enough to stand on their own, or rather, sit on […]
Smashed Roasted Potatoes Video (scroll down for printable recipe) I’ve seen pictures of smashed roasted potatoes all over the internet recently and they reminded me maybe of the potato rissoles we had several times at the Palace Cafe in New Orleans. Lucky me, they are pretty similar in texture — creamy inside, crunchy salty outside — but way […]
Mac and cheese with three cheeses! That’s thrice the cheesy flavor for thrice the mac and cheese goodness. For this recipe, I’ve used sharp Cheddar, Gouda and Parmesan. Cheddar for the bite (and the classic color) with Gouda for extra creaminess and some Parmesan for extra saltiness. Swap out Parmesan for blue cheese if you […]
It’s Thanksgiving time and that means horrible dry turkey that is only edible once slathered in turkey gravy! I kid. Your turkey doesn’t have to be dry; follow this butter-injected turkey recipe to see. But, dry turkey or delicious, having a gravy-boat-load (or several) of turkey gravy on the table is very necessary.
Butter roasted sweet potatoes are an easy sweet potato side dish without the marshmallows. I love the combination of browned butter, lime juice, a squirt of honey and rosemary with these roasted potatoes; it’s complex and a little surprising. The butter and honey combine in the oven to make a shiny glaze and the lime […]