Cuban picadillo is an economical, easy to make, delicious dish! It’s great served with rice or salad, and with wholesome ingredients, is a great ground beef recipe to add to your dinner rotation.
It seems fitting to be posting a Cuban recipe today. My in-laws are visiting, and I have very much appreciated the chance to pick their brains about cooking while here. In fact, one of the recipes you’ll see soon-ish on the blog I shot before dinner one evening (they cooked!). You can try all the Cuban restaurants you like, there’s nothing like good home cooked food. So, I’m sharing my recipe for Cuban picadillo today. (more…)
Whole wheat chai banana muffins are a delicious and easy to bake breakfast or brunch treat. They’re even freezer friendly so you can grab and go anytime!
I was going to start this post telling you how I made these muffins after forgetting to separate a bunch of bananas after bringing them home from the store, causing them to ripen at once and requiring me to use them. But then I remembered a more interesting story that still baffles me. Last year, we went on a day trip to the National Harbor with friends and there was a “farmer’s market” set up in the middle of the pedestrian area. Cool, right? Only a stand that had a sign about “local produce” was selling bananas. BANANAS. In Virginia… in August… bless. (more…)
Welcome the coming of warmer days, even on cooler evenings, with this delicious Asparagus Garlic Soup. It’s one of my favorite easy asparagus recipes to enjoy during asparagus season!
Even as a kid I thought asparagus was one super cool vegetable. I think it was the shape, and the I liked the flavor. I also liked pretending the asparagus spears were sword and play fighting at the kitchen table with my sisters. Sorry about that mom. When my mother bought fresh asparagus, it was always roasted. From time to time though, she’d buy the canned cream of asparagus soup, and I liked that too. Of course, now that I’m grown, and we’ve all learned about better eating habits, my mother no longer buys the canned soup, and neither do I. I still love asparagus soup though, but I make it from scratch. My creamy asparagus garlic soup is delicious, but it doesn’t have dairy, and has a good bit of protein and healthy fats thanks to my secret ingredient! What to know what it is? (more…)
Romesco sauce, a red pepper pesto sauce from Catalonia, is a staple in Spanish cuisine, and a delicious all-purpose sauce recipe to use in a variety of dishes! This easy romesco sauce recipe freezes well, so I always make the full batch and keep extra on hand to use as needed.
Can we spend a moment reflecting about the concept of “doing it all” and how ridiculous that sounds? As a typical first-born child and creative workaholic, I constantly tell myself that I can “do it all” despite being reminded time and time again that energy resources are finite. I suppose I’m feeling a bit frustrated about it all at the moment because this year was supposed to be different. I started 2016 by stepping back from a few commitments so I could try and find a better balance after pushing myself to near breakdown exhaustion last year, and yet here I am, typing Friday morning’s post on Saturday night knowing full well that I won’t finish editing the photos and actually publish this post until Sunday. At which point I’ll be starting work for Monday’s post which I’m determined will be scheduled on time so it can be live before my e-mail newsletter goes out in the afternoon. (more…)
Cheesy chicken fried ravioli are perfect treats for game day parties or get togethers!
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The first words out of my husband’s mouth when he tried these cheesy chicken fried ravioli were “These aren’t leaving the house, are they?” I believe this is what we term a “win” in easy party appetizer recipes. (more…)