Our summer garden is going gangbusters this year, and we have some surprise Thai basil volunteers that seeded themselves in our bay laurel tree pot. The plants have already gotten huge with fragrant leaves and pretty purple flowers, giving us plenty to cook with. The pungent flavor is a perfect match for this spicy Thai-style […]
There’s something about whole baby carrots steamed with the tops on, fork tender and sweet. I adore that delicate flavor and crunch and think they really add beauty to a plate. They are like the little black dress of carrots. And many times they are insanely easy to prepare, like this recipe from Cooking Light.
Polenta isn’t typically the first dish I think of for Thanksgiving dinner, but after tasting this baked polenta with the roasted butternut squash and smoked Gouda, I’ve changed my mind. This dish would make a delicious substitute for traditional stuffing and has a lovely rustic appearance. The combination of the roasted squash, smoked Gouda, and […]
We’re doing a special Thanksgiving edition of The Kids Cook Monday, because what better time to get the whole family in the kitchen than for one of the most festive meals of the year? There are several parts of the traditional Thanksgiving meal that the kids can help with, and one of our boys’ favorites […]
Rice is a common side at our house since we eat lots of Asian and Mexican food, and our pantry is stocked with several different types. For Asian dishes we cook with brown jasmine or brown basmati rice or a couple different kinds of short grain rice, depending on the dish. This traditional Indian basmati […]
I’m very excited to be part of the new cookbook Good Bite Weeknight Meals: Delicious Made Easy, created by the contributors to GoodBite.com and photographed by the super talented Matt Armendariz. The recipes are all about helping you get delicious healthy food on the table with less fuss on busy weeknights. Most of the recipes […]
There’s still time to enter The Real Women of Philadelphia recipe contest. This week the theme is Veggie Revival with vegetable side dishes. I make this creamy and spicy baked corn with a can of diced tomatoes and green chilies for plenty of spicy flavor, and the lowfat milk and cream cheese gives a rich, […]