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-Herb Marinated Chicken

My family’s favorite make-ahead summer chicken recipe, it uses a handful of fresh herbs from the garden with a few lemons for amazing flavor that doesn’t require heating up the kitchen at all. Plus it all goes into a ziplock bag for minimal dishes!

Rosemary Roast Chicken

Our favorite roast chicken recipe is also the simplest – 4 ingredients, quick prep, easy to make ahead and so fragrant and delicious!

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.

Welsh Griddle Cakes – Pice ar y maen

Have you ever wished you could have scones that are so delicious you want to eat them like cookies, but rather than baking them you could cook them like pancakes so they’d be golden and slightly crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside? No? That’s ok. You’ll learn. You’ll wish you could have…

Salmon Chowder with Dill

This is a family favorite soup recipe, fancier than potato soup but not too complicated for a fish soup, with a lovely well balanced range of flavors. It calls for a few special ingredients, but can be simplified further as long as you have the salmon and dill. We often buy frozen salmon for this…

Quick & Easy Apple Pie Bars

The best part of this is the crispy, crunchy top.  Way better than a traditional pie crust that has to be made separately. Or maybe it’s the way the layer hides gooey caramelized “cake” beneath studded with lots of juicy apple chunks. There certainly isn’t a bottom crust. Who needs it? I think the magazine…

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….

Baked Corn Casserole

When we serve this dish at holiday or birthday feasts, it’s almost always the first pan emptied, no matter what else we make – comfort food at its finest.

Favorite Picnic Salads

I just told my sister I could live on these salads. She said it wouldn’t be a well balanced diet, so I described the ingredients. She took it back: Broccoli and Bacon Salad, Deli-Style Pasta Salad, Avacado Corn Salad

Gingerbread Traditions

My family has an annual problem: too many gingerbread houses. Of course it’s a self-created problem, because every year we like to invite friends over for  a sleepover party where we stay up playing with candy, eventually collapse into a sugar coma, then wake up and make a nice brunch before everyone heads out the…