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Golden Rice with Pan Seared Pork

Fragrant jasmine rice, succulent pork and the nuttiness of browned garlic. This take on a classic Vietnamese rice dish has it all, …

Red Chile Rice

Mexican Rice (Red Chile Rice)

Lisa Fain may have just saved me from ever setting foot in another over hyped super-chain Tex-Mex restaurant. If you don’t know …


Crostini with Roast Beef and Salsa Fresca

Are you looking for a dish that is quick, light and packed with flavor? How about one that can be cooked on the grill so you don’t have to heat up the house? What if I told you that it can be served as an appetizer or as the main course… Would you be interested?

This is one of those cases where less really is more. Each component stands on its own but also blends into a harmonious whole that somehow becomes something new. Something special. Yes, it’s just beef, salsa and garlic rubbed toast, but it’s better than that. It’s more complete.


Blueberry Bourbon BBQ Sauce

This is a post about failure, or rather it is a post about overcoming failure. Of seeing the good in the bad, …


Spicy Sausage Soup Recipe

It seems that fall has fallen in most of the country.  At least that’s the impression I’ve gotten from the seemingly countless …