I've been tinkering with paprika and came up with this dish last night. Cornish hens replace the chicken to make a dish more elegant and much easier to serve (no carving needed). Go easy on the paprika if you are using hot or smoky, but feel free to experiment.tags: dinner poultry vegetables roast more
My friend's mom, Liz, is one of the best home cooks I know. She is Sicilian-American like I am, and she makes everything from scratch – even her own ricotta and pasta. For Christmas Eve last year, she decided to make a dish I'll call Linguine with Shrimp and Rabe. She cooked all three ingredients separately, and in typical style of someone over 40, she overcooked the rabe so that when the dish came together, it was nice and mushy and delicious, almost like a soup. I decided to make it and cook the rabe a little less, but I honestly liked her version better!
This dish goes well served with a nice Roasted Tomato Bruschetta first, or alongside.
I had a cup of so of leftover mashed sweet potatoes that was a reminder to me that my kids did not eat them. They may have taken a bite, but there was enough left over to depress me. So I decided to turn them into Sweet Potato Muffins and you know what? They loved them!tags: breakfast snacks lunch box rice, grains and breads bake more
Healthy Squash Bread doesn't exactly sound like an appealing name for a recipe, but trust me, this is delicious. I watched our friend, Louisa Shafia, make this bread during a video shoot recently and she gave me the idea to experiment a bit with it. You can use canned, pureed pumpkin if you don't want to bother with fresh squash, but it does taste much better! This recipe is really easy. You'll make it all the time once you get it right.tags: breakfast snacks brunch rice, grains and breads bake more