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The Basics:How to Make Perfect Rice

White rice- I know. Not very sexy. About as boring as you can get. But no! Rice is not boring. It’s just you’ve proably been cooking it wrong. Rice is a staple of cooking in almost every culture across the globe. In the South, we especially love it with seafood […]

Black Bean Confetti Salad

This is one of those recipes that does not really need a recipe. If you can chop and open a can: you can make this salad. All you need is a sharp knife, some ripe fruit and veggies and a few basic seasonings- basic. Nothing exotic. I buy my mangoes […]

Baked Pineapple Gratin

Years and years ago, when I was in my twenties, my darling firend Robin hosted an Easter Sunday Brunch and served this wonderful baked Pineapple casserole. I absolutely loved it and began sharing it for a simple, Bake and share dish ” at parties and pot lucks. I have not […]

Kale & Sugar Snap Pea Veggie Skillet

A vegetable side dish for dinner does not have to be a big salad or boring roasted broccoli. We can do better. I love nothing more than to raid my fridge and pantry, find little hidden treasures and cook them up. That’s exactly what this recipe is- stuff I found […]