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Taco Recipes – Add Some Spice to Your Cinco de Mayo Celebration

These taco recipes are perfect for an easy weekday meal and the obvious choice for a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Tacos are a popular Mexican recipe.  Who can resist the traditional hard taco shell filled with ground beef and your favorite toppings?  It is one of my favorites and my family’s too. Here are a …

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Today’s Featured Recipe: Olho de Sogra – Brazilian Sweet

My friend Regina who used to blog at Molly Mell is the star of today’s featured recipe – Olho de Sogra.  Regina has been experimenting with Brazilian sweets lately and came up with this scrumptious looking dessert that makes the perfect afternoon snack. Olho de Sogra is basically dried prunes with a sweet coconut filling.  …

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Crock Pot Chicken Tagine – Moroccan Delight

Pear preserves, ginger, cinnamon, and cumin give this slow cooked chicken dinner a savory and sweet Moroccan flavor.  Normally, Chicken Tagine uses dried apricots but I did not have any on hand right now.  I did, however, have a jar of home made pear preserves and substituted them.  The dish came out with the traditional …

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Mexican Casserole with Onions Peppers Chili and Corn

This Mexican casserole with onions, peppers, chili peppers and corn did the trick. It has just the right amount of heat, is easy to do and is ready takes about the same amount of time to prepare.  Just pop it in the oven and relax while it is cooking. Printable recipe – Mexican Casserole with …

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Thai Vegetable Rice – Asian Inspired Side Dish Recipe

This recipe for Thai Vegetable Rice makes a great dish for oriental inspired main courses.  It has a nice mix of veggies and the chopped peanuts over the top give it the distinct Thai flavor. The recipe is fast and easy to do.  You can use either white rice or brown rice if you want …

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Pineapple Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk and Thai Chili Paste

This island hopping Pineapple Chicken Curry is full of flavor, easy to make and will become on of your families favorite international recipes. It is both savory and sweet with a delightful blend of interesting flavors. I like to cook curry recipes when the weather turns cooler. The use of spices gives a warm and …

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Pollo A La Crema Recipe – Mexican Delight

This Mexican inspired recipe for Pollo a la Crema features chicken breasts in a crema sauce with mushrooms and sautéed green peppers.  It is rich and creamy with a spicy sauce. When my husband and I eat out at our favorite Mexican restaurant, pollo a la crema is always a popular choice. Would you like …

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Greek Omelette with Artichokes and Feta Cheese

This Greek omelette makes a great breakfast or brunch recipe.  This is a Greek style country omelet, which means that it’s a hearty omelet, just packed with vegetables and cheese, and makes a filling main dish or big start to your day.  Artichokes and feta cheese are popular choices for recipes used in Greek cooking. …

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Home made Giardiniera Mix

This recipe for home made giardiniera mix is sure to become a favorite. The recipe features crisp, zesty pickled vegetables with garlic and chili peppers in cider vinegar. Giardiniera makes a lovely side dish to accompany sandwiches and wraps. It’s great to add to tacos and works beautifully on an antipasto platter. Home made Giardiniera …

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Vegetable Manicotti – Healthy Italian Main Course Recipe

This vegetable manicotti is loaded with the fresh taste of lots of vegetables but has a richness from the sauce and cheese that will delight even meat eaters. Manicotti is pasta in the shape of tubes. These large tubes are just waiting for all types of fillings to make them more tasty! Today, we’ll be …

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Ground Beef Manicotti – Hearty Italian Main Course Recipe

This ground beef Manicotti adds a nice mix to the normal manicotti recipe with just beef and  ricotta cheese.  It is a great way to get kids to eat their vegetables and not complain.  The whole dish is topped with store bought Italian sauce to save on time and then sprinkled with your favorite cheese.  …

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Greek Salad with Kalamata Olives and Goat Cheese

This tasty Greek Salad combines tomatoes, green peppers and cucumbers in a tangy lemon and olive oil dressing. It is a great addition to my collection of Mediterranean recipes. The flavors are delightful and combine creamy goat cheese and kalamata olives for a nice change. It makes a great side dish for any protein. Mediterranean …

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Eggplant Parmesan Recipe – Classic Italian Dish

Traditional eggplant Parmesan dishes can take quite a long time to prepare if you make your own marinara sauce. Eggplant is also known as aubergine. It  is a member of the nightshade family and often used in Mediterranean cooking. Although typically used as a vegetable, its botanical definition is actually a berry! This easy eggplant …

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