Chai Spiced Oatmeal

Oats are so beneficial for our health and gut microbiome, and I love having them on the regular.  Now with the Chai blend, I can take my oats to th...

Texas Soup Beans

This is one of the perfect uses for leftover ham and ham bones, which perhaps you have from Easter. Deeply satisfying and richly textured, it's a c...

Southern Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and grits is a southern classic that can vary from state, county, and family tradition.  Cammy makes this dish for her family for Easter and...

Scampi with Lemon Risotto

One of my favorite kitchen appliances is my pressure cooker, and I've been an evangelist for close to two decades now. People think risotto means a...

Chard Leaf Pie

I had some Swiss chard that looked great and decided to use it instead of phyllo to make this great chicken and rice pie. It's an excellent way to ...

Olive Oil Cake

As much as I love butter, I prefer olive oil in my cake batter. It’s a flavorful and interesting fat that’s a vehicle for either savory or sweet se...

Harira

Harira is a traditional Moroccan soup for breaking the Ramadan fast with something light but satisfying.  Full of flavors, hearty ingredients, and ...

Red Wine & Mushroom Risotto

Dried shiitake delivers an intense mushroom flavor without the fuss of cleaning fresh mushrooms. Red wine, along with marjoram, highlights the eart...

Lemon Cake

This lemon cake is one of the most popular things I make at home. My boys just love it and will have some for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and sna...

Jollof Rice and Eggplant

Jollof rice is such a delicious and flavorful dish, the times I’ve had it, it was the best thing on the plate.  Adding meaty vegetables like eggpla...

Horchata

Originating in North Africa, this beverage has many regional variations, primarily in Spanish-speaking countries. My version uses our Sri Lanka ble...

Lemon & Artichoke Paella

To get all the pleasure of artichokes without the pain of preparing spiky fresh ones, I pop open a can. Of course, fresh artichokes taste, well, fr...