Homemade Sazon Seasoning

This is like the dry seasoning that comes in the orange packets. This version has a lot more flavor and can stand alone as the seasoning

Chili Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes

My husband’s favorite meal is Thanksgiving. He’s from Colombia and they do not celebrate it there. I was my husband’s first.

Grilled Shrimp with Tamarind Sauce

A few months back I bought some cilantro paste.  I found it in a Latin market with the chile pastes.  They have a wide variety of chile pastes in various colors from red… Continue reading

Zuppa di Mare (Seafood Soup)

I make this soup all the time.  It has all of my husband’s favorite things in it and, as an added extra bonus, it is not very “fishy” tasting.

10 Salsa Recipes

A good salsa is welcome at any meal or occasion.  Here I’ve gathered a variety of a few different ideas to get you started.

Barley Risotto with Shrimp

Barley is a great whole grain alternative to white rice. This recipe uses whole grain barley, rather than that which is more commonly seen in the store, as pearled barley. The pearled variety… Continue reading

Pork Chops with Squash and Sage

I have a black thumb, just so you know.  I love to grow plants, food, and herbs and even flowers, but they never seem to last very long.  I think I either over-water… Continue reading

Cranberry Glazed Butternut Squash

There are just certain flavors that remind me of Fall and Thanksgiving.  Cranberry is one.  Although butternut squash is available year ’round in my neck of the woods, I still think of it… Continue reading

Six Variations for Thanksgiving Turkey

I’ve made turkey dinner every which way, except deep-fried, throughout the years.  It is sort of fun for me to try new methods.  My mother and sister think I am crazy because for… Continue reading

Classic Turkey Pan Gravy with Variations

Everyone needs turkey gravy for Thanksgiving.  This is a recipe for classic turkey gravy (works for chicken, beef, pork, etc. too) along with some variations if you like to jazz up your meal… Continue reading