Tex-Mex Rice Pilaf

I make this rice whenever Tex-Mex is on the menu at my house. It’s my version of the tomato based rice found in Mexican restaurants across the country. I basically modified Mexican rice to suit my taste. I’m not too […]

Stovetop Popcorn

Yesterday was my last day on the Daniel Fast, and I feel so much better. After consuming an obscene amount of rich and indulgent food over the holidays, I was in desperate need of an eating overhaul. For twenty-one days, […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

Risotto has a reputation for being fussy and time-consuming. It requires patience and about 30 minutes standing at the stove, stirring almost constantly. When I need a moment to decompress and enjoy a glass of wine in peace, this is […]

Potluck Fried Rice

Friday is potluck night at my house. I pretty much cook dinner every night, and there is always a little something left over from each meal. By the time the end of the week rolls around, a bunch of little […]

Red Beans and Rice Salad

My mom is a pretty cool lady, and everyone who meets Mae Belle—that’s what we call her—falls in love with her. She’s kind, funny, sometimes a little cuckoo for cocoa puffs and the most generous person I know. She is […]