This is not the “authentic” American pantry casserole with condensed canned soup and bland canned vegetables. This uses fresh vegetables and rich butter and cream and ok, some canned fried onions.
Spanish Chicken & Rice
Flavorful, colorful, easy to make – easy to see why it’s a family favorite. A Spanish sofrito of tomatoes, peppers and onions are baked with the chicken & rice to make an easy one-dish meal that also freezes well.
Lemon Italian Ice
If you want the flavor of real lemons, something that’s satisfyingly tangy and light, this is an easy option you can make anytime you have a little space open in your freezer.
Persian Pomegranate Granita
The flavor of this is as bright and refreshing as the color, made of fruit juices & herbs with no cream or fat. Also, it’s really easy to put together in the freezer (no ice cream maker required, a fork & pan will do).
Puerto Rican Rice
We’re serving a big Puerto Rican feast again this weekend and working on meal planning. I came here to grab our standard Arroz con Gandules recipe and realized I somehow had never posted it. Most people I know who’ve tried this dish absolutely love it. I’ve had so many people ask for the recipe, some more…
Lemon-Orange Ice Cream
Fruit + Milk + Sugar = Summer? This recipes is simple to make and tastes light, fresh, creamy, and tart all at once. It’s the perfect summer dish for a hot day.
Hungarian Baked Cauliflower with Swiss Cheese – Rakkot Karfiol
I have nothing against plain cauliflower, but adding a light gravy and a good quantity of swiss cheese and breadcrumbs gives it a creamy-crispy golden deliciousness that’s pretty great. Also useful as a vegetarian foil to the sauerkraut and all the pork possible casserole I’ve already posted. Separating the cauliflower out into bite-size pieces is…
Sauerkraut Pork Casserole – Kolozsvári rakott káposzta
If you love Eastern European smoked sausage as much as I do, you’ll find this recipe balances rich smoky meat wonderfully with sauerkraut and spices – made ahead. the melding of the different seasonings is especially delicious.
Korean Spicy Pork – Jeyuk Bokkeum – 제육볶음
This is one of our favorite Korean dishes, with a lovely sweet, complex spicy sauce that highlights the best of Korean flavors – garlic, chilies, ginger, soy, green onion, sesame oil and more.
Baked Sweet Potato “Fries”
So delicious, so easy, so colorful – even healthy too! The only problem is having enough – and it becomes slightly more labor intensive if you do it in very large quantities. I recommend recruiting/enslaving some scullions. Or volunteering, if you feel very nice. We’ve made these for everything from summer birthday picnics to Thanksgiving….
Slow-Cooker Coconut Chai Oatmeal
A three-ingredient recipe that goes in the crock-pot and can be made overnight or ahead to have enough for a week of breakfasts (for me anyway). Plus it recreates a dish I’ve been craving for a while.
Fish Tacos & Strawberry-Mango Margaritas
I’m on vacation in California, making fish tacos with homeade roasted tomatillo salsa and mango-strawberry margaritas. Yum!
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