50 Ways to Leave Your Slaw Lover

Cole slaw is such an iconic dish of summer. It goes with practically anything. I found these 50 variations in “Food Network” magazine. Now it really does go with everything.  In the classic recipe sugar is called for.  If you prefer, you can use an equivalent amount of sugar substitute.  Also, you will note that…

Roasted Vegetables

I just got back from a business trip to Norman, Oklahoma (of all places) and one of the things I missed most was roasted vegetables.  I am being serious.  Going in, everyone told me the best part of the whole hotel-training center experience was the food.  Not so.  It was just okay.  It was plentiful. …

Sweet and Sour Bell Peppers by the Jar

I have this crazy habit of going into the grocery store and buying up all the scratch and dent items.  I buy dented cans of beans and stuff like that.  Discontinued items are sad because I often like them, but have missed out.  I do get everything half-price and that is a plus!  I also…

Sausage and Peppers Lasagna

I have always made my lasagna the traditional way. In fact, one day my husband and I decided to have a lasagna cook-off to see who made better lasagna. Of course, this was very early in our relationship and I had not yet made him lasagna before. Need I say who won?

Baked Rosemary Chicken with Polenta

It just never dawned on me that polenta and grits are basically the same thing. So is masa harina. They are all just cornmeal. The only differences are the coarseness of the grind and the color of the corn.

Caribbean-Style Sancocho

Sancocho is a soup that is very popular in Latin American cuisine.  I call this one Caribbean because I use ingredients that are more reminiscent of the Caribbean than other parts of Latin America.  According to my husband (from Bogota), Sancocho should be made with both chicken and beef stock.  It also needs potatoes, yucca…

Chickpea Soup

This a delicious soup from the Caribbean.  I like it as a way to use up cooked baked ham.  This recipe calls for dried chickpeas, but you could substitute cooked, canned garbanzo beans.