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.
It's so easy to make stuffed manicotti in the Crock-Pot. Just prepare your filling, stuff the uncooked manicotti noodles, and cover in tomato sauce. You don't even have to boil the noodles first.
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.
Do you like pasta and seafood? Take a look at this simple-to-prepare recipe that will have your guests begging for more.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let's take a look at some facts, folklore, and fun recipes for our favorite American-Italian pasta dish.
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?!
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.
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!
This is a super quick and easy recipe. The ingredients are rich, and the result is a meal that everyone in my family enjoys.
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.
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.
This is a family recipe I love. It’s very indulgent and doesn’t use red sauce. It can be made vegetarian or not.
Delicious, juicy and succulent baked chicken breast incorporated in a tasty salad with cooled conchiglie pasta, vegetables and balsamic herb dressing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Memories of an incredible pasta and pesto dinner in Vernaza and how you can create this northern Italian specialty in your own kitchen.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Carbonara in Italy is still prepared according to the traditional recipe, but elsewhere in the Western world, it is almost always overcomplicated.
This page looks at tips for preparing basmati rice, and in particular, some of the inherent dangers in doing so.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A quick and easy meal that is perfect for busy families. This great meal that tastes great can be ready in about 30 minutes.
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!
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!
Quick and easy recipe for spaghetti sauce without garlic and/or onions. Flavorful recipe with delicious ingredients. Great for sulfite-free diets.
Learn how I turned four leftovers into one delicious dish in an instant. This meal is affordable and easy to make.
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!
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.
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.
Drunken pasta is pasta that has been soaked or cooked in wine. Included are multiple recipes with pasta prepared with red wine, as well as several prepared with white wine.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Here you can learn everything you need to know about making New Orleans-style red beans and rice. If you want the best recipe ever you will find it here.
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 all'arrabbiata truly is the king of all tomato pasta dishes?
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.
There are no rules when it comes to making fried rice. The recipe is endlessly flexible, and it can be easily prepared within just a few minutes. This is my recipe for special garlic fried rice.
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.
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.
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!
A thorough, user-friendly guide to making pasta at home, complete with ingredient recommendations and detailed instructions.
Creamy pasta with mushroom is a traditional Italian pasta dish. It's super easy to make, and it's perfect for your family dinner.
This quick and easy Asian-style stir-fry is gluten-free, dairy-free, and can easily be modified for a low-carb, AIP, vegetarian, or vegan diet. Plus it's delicious!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sprouted lentils are delicious and it is easy to make your own at home. This article tells you all you need to know.
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.
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.
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!
Hear the story of the Anishinabe people, and how they came to harvest wild rice from canoes with push poles and hand flails in what is today NE Minnesota.
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?
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?
Nutty, hearty, and protein packed; Quinoa taste outstanding at any meal! Find recipes, and much more for everything quinoa, the King of grains.
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.
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.