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.
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.
Is your homemade fried rice as good as it could be, or is it a disappointing mushy mess? Learn how to perfect this popular Chinese dish.
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.
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.
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?
Let's take a look at some facts, folklore, and fun recipes for our favorite American-Italian pasta dish.
Combine wild and brown rices with spinach and a drizzle of heart-healthy olive oil, and maybe some low-fat proteins, for a surprisingly savory main dish salad.
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.
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.
Vegetable tahari is a main course rice dish made with vegetables and curds. This is mild-spicy, aromatic, and very tasty. You can use it for breakfast or lunch. This can be packed to school or picnic.
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.
This is 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! This article also contains variations for anyone with allergies to gluten, nuts, dairy produce or eggs, and for vegans.
This is a super quick and easy recipe. The ingredients are rich, and the result is a meal that everyone in my family enjoys.
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.
This simple recipe for egg and white flour noodles made from scratch and air-dried traces back to the Great Depression and the author's Altoona, Pennsylvania, grandmother. Many photos included.
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.
What is forbidden black rice? And why is it called forbidden? This article will tell you everything you need to know about this type of rice. I'll also share 10 ways raw vegans and vegans can enjoy it!
This article looks at tips for preparing basmati rice, and in particular, some of the inherent dangers in doing so.
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!
In this article, you will learn the difference between steel-cut oats versus rolled oats. What are the nutritional values of steel-cut oats? Which oatmeal tastes better and is healthier?
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!
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.
Is there anything more sad or uninviting than a cold bowl of rice? While it makes great stir-fry (I have 2 recipes here), there's even more that you can do. Let's explore.
This is a quick and easy recipe for a delicious pasta salad. This dish is packed full of flavor, color, and texture. It's perfect for spring and summer meals.
Time to take your mac and cheese to the next level? Let's do it! Here are 50+ toppings that will make your mouth explode with joy. This article also features 4 unique recipes to try, including mac and cheese waffles!
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.
Green noodles is a spicy, delicious, and easy-to-prepare vegetarian noodle dish made with freshly ground mint paste and other ingredients. Perfect for a delicious dinner or packed lunch.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Carbonara in Italy is still prepared according to the traditional recipe, but elsewhere in the Western world, it is almost always overcomplicated.
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.
Do you like pasta and seafood? Take a look at this simple-to-prepare recipe that will have your guests begging for more.
A thorough, user-friendly guide to making pasta at home, complete with ingredient recommendations and detailed instructions.
One of my most-asked-for recipes! This absolutely delicious pasta salad will quickly become your go-to recipe for luncheons, buffet dinners, and parties.
Making your own ravioli is easy using these simple instructions. You won't have to go to Olive Garden to get your pear-and-gorgonzola ravioli fix anymore!
Nutty, hearty, and protein packed; Quinoa taste outstanding at any meal! Find recipes, and much more for everything quinoa, the King of grains.
Creamy pasta with mushrooms is a traditional Italian pasta dish. It's super easy to make, and it's perfect for your family dinner.
What comes to your mind when you think about tropical cuisine? The first thing I think of is the delicious taste of coconut. Try my simple recipe for a creamy coconut garlic mushroom pasta.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A delicious spin on the classic lasagna, this dish features chicken, vegetables, and Alfredo sauce as the star ingredients instead of the usual ground beef or sausage with tomato sauce.
Casseroles are an ideal way to stretch food budget dollars. A package of lasagna noodles, along with ricotta, mozzarella cheese, and marinara sauce turns into a filling dish for a hearty family meal. Here's how.
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.
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.
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, or "darker."
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.
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.
Mediterranean couscous is a simple, plan-ahead meal that is my go-to for lunch! I work in a school, so I need something quick that I can eat in 30 minutes while simultaneously catching up on emails and writing reports. I love this recipe because it can be easily modified based on your preferences.
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.
This creamy rice dish, flavored with sour cream and a blend of herbs, makes an excellent side for most meals. The recipe is gluten-free, and can easily be adapted to be dairy-free or vegan.
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 it's very tasty!
Baked macaroni is one of the greatest comfort foods ever. Who doesn't love to dig into a plate of ooey-gooey cheesy macaroni?
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.
Sprouted lentils are delicious, and it is easy to make your own at home. This article tells you all you need to know.
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.
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.
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.
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!
This easy crock pot mac and cheese recipe is sure to wow everyone at your next potluck. It also makes a delicious dinner that kids and adults alike are sure to love!
Is there such a thing as homemade ravioli? Yes, you can make it at home with fresh dough, filling, and sauce. Learn how to make this tasty parmesan cauliflower ravioli.
Did you know that it's SUPER easy to make peanut butter at home—even if you've never done it before! And they don't contain the preservatives, white sugar and hydrogenated oils found in store-bought peanut butter?!
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.
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.
Quick and easy Indian-style matar pulao, or green peas and rice cooked with just a few aromatic spices. Recipe video included.
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 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.
Nothing feels better on your tongue than freshly made pasta. This pasta recipe will create the best-tasting pasta and show you a few methods in Italian traditional pasta making.
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 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 it as a side dish with BBQ chicken, or eat it on its own as a tasty lunch!
Mac and cheese is an all-time favorite in the culinary world of comfort foods. I created this recipe years ago. It saves you the time of making a béchamel sauce and the precise measurements and constant stirring that entails.
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.
Memories of an incredible pasta and pesto dinner in Vernaza and how you can create this northern Italian specialty in your own kitchen.
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!
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.
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.
Making homemade pasta has long been on my cooking bucket list. You'll be surprised to learn how easy it is to make pasta with just four ingredients. Let me show you how!
This is a family recipe I love. It’s very indulgent and doesn’t use red sauce. It can be made vegetarian or not.
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.
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.
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 them to suit your own taste buds. Read on for the simple recipe.
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.