Taste of Spain – Easy Dinner Recipes for Entertaining

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I’m participating in Carbonell Olive Oil’s #DareToCarbonell campaign – highlighting their three distinctive flavors of Spanish olive oil – number one in Spain since 1866, and sold in more than 50 countries. I used all three versions of oils in these recipes, and although I didn’t use the correct ones for the correct things in […]

Adaptable and Delicious Asian Fried Rice

When it comes to fried food in our house, the number one requested item besides Spanish rice is Asian fried rice. My teen son has this on his list of “birthday meal” requests, and it makes a super meal for when you want to wow your company. You can make this with brown or white […]

Authentic Italian Risotto with Chicken and Rosemary

Risotto is one of those mouth-watering comfort foods that you just have to love. It’s like a glorified chicken and rice dish that is all grown up. It may not be that pretty, but hardly a grain is left in the pan after everyone fights for the last spoonful. I learned how to make it […]

Spanish Rice

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Spanish Rice was the dish that catapulted me in to foodie love. My grandmother used to make it for me as a snack when I went to visit her. If you’ve seen the movie Ratatouille – the moment when the food critic remembers back to his mama’s home cooking – I get that kind of […]

Thanksgiving Meal Menu with Recipes

Usually Turkey Day meals require only one dish of us – since we have a large family and everyone pitches in, pot-luck-style. The year we did Thanksgiving Menu on our own – when we lived in Arkansas for a brief while – it took me two days to get everything done. I called my mom […]

Chicken Tacos, Refried Blackbeans, and Cilantro-Lime Rice (with Guac & Chips)

This is a great Southwest flavored meal that is healthier than beef tacos and lighter as well. It makes a super dinner for guests, also (they will think you went to a LOT of trouble and it really isn’t that hard to make). My husband loves taco night, and this was an interesting twist on […]

Greek Meal (Chicken, Rice, Dip, Pita, Salad & Olives)

I thought I would list a few recipes for last night’s meal since we were fighting over the leftovers today. My husband was thrilled to see a baked chicken coming out of the oven upon his arrival home. There’s just something about seeing a baked chicken that says, “I spent HOURS preparing this meal for […]