Mexican Vegetarian Rice Bake

Casseroles are a great way to make being a vegetarian more flavorful and interesting. Granted, I’m not a vegetarian.  However, we try to eat vegetarian or vegan for most of our dinners at home, doing about four or five a week without any meat.  What I like about casseroles is that they create flavor meals that feel more like meals and less like a side dish.  Plus baking something is [&hellip

Martha’s Mac & Cheese

This recipe is nothing short of humble… Martha Stewart’s website even went so far to name the recipe “Perfect” in its title.  Fortunately, that title is well deserved with this recipe that lived up to the hype. I was on a conference call the night I was making this dish and everything was ready as I was jumping on a call with China as I dished out some for my [&hellip

Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

    I love a good casserole.  Unlike the casseroles of my 1970-80s childhood, casseroles are far better than the tuna and enchilada casseroles of the past.  Take for example this delicious combination using fresh broccoli and quinoa. The dish also uses shredded cheddar cheese and just a little amount of milk and mayo which leaves a dish that focuses the flavor mostly on the broccoli, and that’s a good [&hellip

Chicken Tinga Tamales

      Nothing says Christmas like making Tamales. At least that’s the case for a lot of families, but not ours.  I wasn’t raised in a house that made tamales for the holidays. Nope. Instead we made spritz cookies and as a kid I would sneak into the garage freezer and eat a few just about everyday. Eventually my mom caught on and made an extra batch knowing her [&hellip

Gruyere Cheese Puffs for #SundaySupper

I was vigorously beating the eggs into the flour, water, salt, and butter mixture when my wife walked into the kitchen with a look of disappointment. “I thought you were cleaning,” she shares with me. “Nope, just making cheese puffs,” I reply. It was long after dinner and we were getting ready to watch the film Chef. I was looking forward to the film since it premiered at SxSW earlier [&hellip

Brown Rice, Broccoli and Cheese Bake

    While not the most appetizing looking dish, this bake had a wonderful flavor and made for a great weekday evening vegetarian main course. The secret is to cook the brown rice the day before.  I use a rice cooker and brown rice take about a hour or so to cook. Fortunately it keeps well in the fridge for when you are ready to make this dish. There are [&hellip

Black Bean Quinoa Enchilada Bake

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a recipe from the kitchen. Sadly 2014 hasn’t been the year of focusing much on my blog as I planned. Perhaps this first post of 2014 will change that and get me back on track as there is so much going on as we are getting ready for the boys to turn 8 next week and I’ve been having fun trying some new dishes [&hellip

San Antonio Puffy Tacos for #SundaySupper

  One of my favorite things about being part of the SundaySupper bloggers is how the weekly themes make me think beyond what I might normally do as a home cook.  This week was definitely one of those times as I had to consider what would I make from my Recipe Bucket List. Problem was I don’t have a Recipe Bucket List. So, I thought what to do? I’ve made [&hellip

#SundaySupper Spooky Kid Pizzas

So when I originally imagined doing some Halloween inspired pizzas for our twin boys Oscar & Theo I was thinking something a bit more spooky than a pumpkin.  Of course, the spooky factor kind of suffered since my “spider legs” were to be built form slices of green peppers. Sadly I failed to double-check we still had a bell pepper in the fridge.  We did not when it came time [&hellip

Sour Cream Enchiladas

I don’t make a lot of recipes that call for three cans of anything, but I decided to make an exception since these looked so good.  I did go with some different brands using some Pacific Natural Foods for the Cream of Chicken and Muir Glen Organics for the tomato and chilies. The sauce in this recipe can be reduced by half since you really don’t need such a thick layer [&hellip

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