This sweet and savory gnocchi dish with roasted squash and tangy blue cheese is the perfect end note to any day. It'll be the cherry on top of a perfect day, and something to cheer you up on a less-than-stellar one.
Here's my recipe for mushroom risotto—tasty, healthy and cheap. Quick and easy, it only takes 20 minutes to make and is suitable for vegetarians, beginner cooks or students leaving home for the first time.
Did you know that it's SUPER easy to make peanut butter at home - even if you've never done it before! Sans the preservatives, white sugar and hydrogenated oils found in store bought peanut butter?!
This creamy clean eating chicken fettuccine Alfredo is so delicious and addicting, I'm positive that you're going to find yourself making it again and again—which I highly recommend! With the addition of cream cheese and real grass-fed butter into the sauce, it's hard to make enough.
In this article you will learn the difference between steel cut oats VS rolled oats. What is the steel cut oats nutrition? Which oatmeal taste better and is healthier?
Pasta fagioli is more than mere pasta and beans; it's rich "love in a dish" comfort food. Learn how to make the best in your own kitchen.
Oats are so much more than a bowl of cereal. They're one of the oldest grasses, ancient when they were cultivated in 1,000 B.C. Let me share with you their history and how to cook and bake with them.
Take one bag of frozen tortellini--and you'd be amazed at how many different dinners you can make. It's not just about the spaghetti sauce anymore. Let's get creative.
The Seminole Nation is traditionally from Florida and enjoyed many of the foods found naturally in the area. One unique aspect of the Seminole community is that it was made up of different nations, especially Creek Nation, that welcomed Africans and the descendants of original Southern slaves into their group as well. This made for interesting fusion cuisine.
Casseroles are an ideal way to stretch food budget dollars. A package of lasagna noodles, Ricotta, Mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce makes into a filling dish for a hearty family meal. Here's how.
Lighten up your classic lasagna dinner with this delicious vegan and gluten-free recipe! The roasted vegetables and fresh basil add a subtle sweetness to this dish that both your family and guests will love.
What's the best rice for paella, and how is it different from other kinds of rice? Find out where to get it and some handy substitutes.
A delicious pasta recipe that's very easy to prepare. It uses eggs, bacon, and Parmesan cheese as the main ingredients. Yum! Good with spaghetti, linguine, penne, or your favorite noodles.
This simple pasta salad recipe is a traditional side dish at picnics and summer potlucks. This dish takes less than 30 minutes to prepare, making it the perfect last-minute recipe for any gathering. Serve as a side dish with BBQ chicken, or eat it on its own as a tasty lunch!
Sprouted lentils are delicious and it is easy to make your own at home. This article tells you all you need to know.
Quick and easy recipe for spaghetti sauce without garlic and/or onions. Flavorful recipe with delicious ingredients. Great for sulfite-free diets.
Arroz con gandules is an inexpensive, perfect mix of protein, carbohydrates, veggies, and deliciousness.
This page looks at tips for preparing basmati rice, and in particular, some of the inherent dangers in doing so.
Tagliatelle pasta comes in thick ribbons making it ideal for serving with rich sauces. The recipes featured here, however, show a number of different and non-traditional ways to enjoy tagliatelle.
Enjoy the taste of tuna, lemon, and capers in one dish by simply mixing these ingredients with leftover rice. In just 15 minutes, you can prepare and cook this wonderful dish at home. Check out the recipe to learn how I made a fried rice version of a pasta recipe.
This stir-fry is delicious, beautiful, and quick. Red cabbage works best, but any kind will do. The recipe contains bacon, but you can easily leave it out to make it vegetarian.
Is there anything more sad or uninviting than a cold bowl of rice? It makes great stir-fry (I have 2 recipes here). But there's even more that you can do. Let's explore.
What do you do with ricotta cheese that you have unused after making a dish like lasagna? You make easy, cheesy pasta of course! Find out how to make a delicious, warm dish that rivals macaroni and cheese any day!
Try my moma's red beans and rice recipe, and you will wonder how you could have overlooked the hearty red bean before. Small red beans are not only tasty, but are packed with incredible health benefits. Come taste some!
Bulgur wheat is a good alternative to other grain side-dishes or hot-cereal options. Because it is sprouted, it is healthier than regular wheat. Its taste is more complex, "darker."
When you hear the word "rice" do you immediately think white, bland and boring? Think again—rice can be a flavorful gourmet delight. And more than half of us could not live without it.
What is barley and how can you cook with it? There are many different kinds of barley and some forms are more nutritious than others.
This recipe started with an idea and has become one of my favorite recipes. It's perfect for a snack, side dish, or even a main dish. The veggies can be switched up, but the dressing is just amazing no matter which veggies you choose. Sometimes the simple things are the tastiest!
What are the possibilities (or pastabilities) of pasta? So many pasta shapes, so many sauces. Which ones work best together? I’ll show you the best combinations and share six sauce recipes.
Ramen is so much more than just the cheap packets of flavoring and noodles you get at the grocery store. Real ramen is full of flavor and surprisingly simple to make at home.
Pasta is perfect for a snack, side dish, or main dish. Learn how to make a creamy and cheesy carbonara using my favorite local ingredient - Angel KremQueso.
What's better than pasta? What about pasta filled with all of your favorite flavors? Taco, pizza, buffalo chicken? They're all here, plus more.
Carbonara--a perfect blend of pasta, pork, pecorino romano and a 'not-so-secret' ingredient to make the most creamy, comforting Italian dish you'll ever eat. You can make it. I'll tell you how.
Memories of an incredible pasta and pesto dinner in Vernaza and how you can create this northern Italian specialty in your own kitchen.
Quick meals don't have to taste "rushed." This casserole is one of the yummiest dinners I can make-- and I don't have to slave all day. In a mere twenty minutes you have a satisfying meal made from a few easy and fresh ingredients.
There are lots of recipes for pressure cookers, but this one is my favorite. In less than 15 minutes, you will have a creamy, delicious, perfectly cooked macaroni and cheese dinner.
Mac and Cheese is the epitome of comfort food, but when you can have real mac and cheese in less than 5 minutes takes it to a whole new level.
Whole grains are not just another food fad. Research proves that they are nutritional dynamite and should be a part of your daily diet. Here's information on how to cook and make them the focus of your meal plan.
Discover cooking tips and unconventional ingredients that take macaroni and cheese to a new level of delicious. As a lifelong macaroni and cheese enthusiast, I am confident this recipe will create the most delicious version of this classic you've ever tasted.
Are you craving mac 'n' cheese? Enjoy an incredibly easy three-ingredient version of meaty mac 'n' cheese.
My vegetarian tomato sauce is perfect for your spaghetti if your New Years resolution for 2019 is to be more health-conscious. Everyone will think it has beef in it.
Let me guide you through a very simple yet delicious pasta recipe that will bring joy to you and the hungry people around you.
Learn the secret of sweeter italian spaghetti sauce without added sugar. Once you've tasted this homemade sauce full of garden-fresh ingredients, you'll never buy store brands!
Spaghetti makes a great dinner. What's not to love about toothy strands and red sauce? But when it's old and cold? Let's find a new purpose for yesterday's pasta dinner.
This creamy avocado spaghetti is just what you need for an easy but delicious dinner! The avocado sauce is flavorful, and the veggies make the dish both pretty and tasty. The basil and lemon bring out really bright flavors in the sauce, making it a meal you'll definitely want to try!
This is one of the easiest and tastiest mac & cheese recipes! In less than 90 minutes, you can have creamy, dreamy mac & cheese that is healthier and tastes better than what comes in the blue box.
Have you tried adding canned sardines to your fried rice? I tried doing this and was pleasantly surprised by the delicious results. Take your boring canned sardines to the next level.
Creamy pasta with mushroom is a traditional Italian pasta dish. It's super easy to make, and it's perfect for your family dinner.
Loaded with protein, B vitamins, and iron, quinoa is a seed native to South America with a delicious nutty flavor. It's simple to cook if you use a couple of easy tricks, and the results are just plain terrific. In less than 20 minutes, you have this nutritional powerhouse on your table!
Delicious, juicy and succulent baked chicken breast incorporated in a tasty salad with cooled conchiglie pasta, vegetables and balsamic herb dressing.
Do you like pasta and seafood? Take a look at this simple-to-prepare recipe that will have your guests begging for more.
Risotto is a Northern Italian rice dish. It began as a peasant meal but with a few additions can be changed to a spectacular, luxurious dinner. Let me share with you the origins of this wonderful, flavorful, adaptable dish.
Like many of the best Italian dishes, an authentic arrabbiata is extremely simple and requires only a few ingredients to make. But when all things are considered, can there be any doubt that penne al'arrabbiata truly is the finest of all tomato pasta dishes?
Amaranth is an edible plant that produces nutritious seeds. The seeds are gluten-free and are a useful grain substitute for those with and without celiac disease.
Crunchy vegetables, queso fresco, and quinoa are combined with a tart lime juice and fresh cilantro dressing to form a salad that is delightful both as a side dish as well as on its own.
Bulgur, semolina, and spelt are three different types of wheat. How do these grains differ historically and nutritionally from each other? What about food preparation? This article answers those questions.
Craving for some baked macaroni, but you don't have an oven? This recipe is for you! Read on to learn how to make your own baked mac without an oven.
A step by step guide on how to make the traditional Jamaican rice and peas dish. This dish is made with red kidney beans and very tasty!
What makes a perfect plate of spaghetti and meatballs? Rich sauce, tender meatballs, and perfect al dente pasta—but not from a can or a jar. Your kitchen. You can do this. Let me show you how.
Recipe for a savory fried kugel from Eastern Europe. Exquisite flavors come from the simple blending of just four ingredients. The secret is in the process. Many photos are provided to demonstrate how to make this fried noodle pudding often used for Jewish holy days and shabbat.
It is not always easy to get your kids to eat more vegetables and healthy foods. This recipe is a go to in my house to bring more flavor and nutrition to a household favorite.
Quick and easy recipe for a delicious pasta salad. This dish is packed full of flavor, color, and texture. Perfect for spring and summer meals.
Quinoa salad is a delicious, easy-to-make, and nutritious meal or side dish. I recently learned about this wholesome protein-rich grain and will share my recipe, other information, and bonus videos.
Why would anyone make pasta when you could buy it at the nearest store? The answer is the velvety texture you can taste with homemade noodles. Experience a world of difference when you make your own!
Pasta is associated by most people with Italy. There is a theory that this was thanks to Marco Polo, introducing it on his return from China. Could this be true or is it a myth?
Forget the pasta machine—make ravioli from scratch using a rolling pin! Taste the infinite "pasta-bilities" as you dream up unique fillings and sauces.
A quick and tasty dish for the whole family or just for two. A dish loaded with flavor: the bite of the shrimp and crunch of bacon make this a great dish for this fall season.
What is taboule? It is also spelled "tabbouleh" and is a Middle Eastern, whole-wheat salad made with uncooked bulgur wheat. It pairs well with cucumbers, tomatoes, and spices on top of romaine.
Typically made with white rice, Spanish rice can be easily made with whole grain brown rice. Adapted from my mother's recipe, this recipe for Spanish brown rice is simple and delicious!
A thorough, user-friendly guide to making pasta at home, complete with ingredient recommendations and detailed instructions.
Who doesn't love homemade mac and cheese? Add Swiss chard for a colorful, nutrient-rich comfort food that's quick and easy to prepare.
Nutty, hearty, and protein packed; Quinoa taste outstanding at any meal! Find recipes, and much more for everything quinoa, the King of grains.
Making your own ravioli is easy using these simple instructions. You won't have to go to Olive Garden to get your gear and gorgonzola ravioli fix anymore!
Looking for an easy meal to make for dinner? Make some yummy lasagna. Preparation is minimal and you can get on to other things while it's baking in the oven. Pair it with spring mix baby greens and some vinaigrette dressing and your dinner is sure to be a hit!
Make Pad Thai at home with this easy and delicious meatless recipe! An interesting mix of ingredients makes this meal healthy and flavorful and also keeps the sodium in check.
Combine wild and brown rices and spinach with a drizzle of heart-healthy olive oil and maybe some low-fat proteins for a surprisingly savory main dish salad.
Spaetzle are traditional German egg noodles that are served throughout Germany and elsewhere. Learn how to make your own at home with this easy recipe. Detailed photos are included.
Anyone who loves ramen can tell you, it's all in the broth. It's true. a good ramen soup requires a well crafted broth. It doesn't always take hours and hours, but time will only make a good broth better. Here's a look at what I do to make a delicious ramen broth.
An easy recipe for burgers that uses leftover risotto. In this recipe tasks are divided up between adults and children to make cooking with kids easy and fun! Also contains variations for anyone with allergies to gluten, nuts, dairy produce or eggs, and for vegans.
A quick, easy, and affordable recipe for stir-fry udon noodles. It's also healthy and delicious. A tweaked version of the original yaki udon, a popular Japanese dish.
Mugi gohan is barley and rice. This simple duo is an ancient secret in Japan for its taste and health benefits. Is it a myth or does it deliver? Read and find out!
Carbonara in Italy is still prepared according to the traditional recipe, but elsewhere in the Western world it is almost always overcomplicated.
Some weeks just don't go as smoothly as others, and our usual ability to plan our lives falls short. This is one of my main go-to recipes when I need something for dinner that's quick and easy. It is always a hit, my entire family loves it, and I'm sure yours will, too.
Nothing feels better on your tongue than fresh made pasta. This pasta recipe will create the best tasting pasta,& show you a few methods in Italian traditional pasta making.
Time to take your mac and cheese to the next level? Yeah, you are! Here are 50+ toppings that'll make you go "WOW."
With rice being the main food source for over half of the world's population, it's pretty important to know how to cook it. Here are simple cooking directions for 10 commonly found varieties of rice.
Is quinoa possibly the most perfect food? The grain that's a seed, the new fad that's an ancient food, and the substance that can be used in every meal. Fun facts, folklore, and recipes here.
Make fried noodles or mee goreng with instant noodles, ideal if you are in a hurry. This delicious and healthy fried noodles recipe is fast and easy and I am sure you will like it.
Who wants to spend two hours making lasagna? With this recipe, you can make a meal that tastes the same but can be made in a fraction of the time. Try "lazy lasagna" instead!
How often do you eat rice per day? In many parts of the world, rice is considered to be a staple food, and depending upon the region, rice can be cooked in many different ways. Learn the basics of how to cook fluffy rice.
Impress the whole family on taco night with this traditional Mexican rice recipe! It's easy to prepare, and the biggest secret is to brown the rice.
What is in rice pilaf and how do you make it? Really, it's an easy recipe and you can choose from our ingredient suggestions or vary ours to suit your own taste buds. Read on for the simple recipe.