Category Archives: Sides

Jollof Rice Bowl

My friend asked me the other day if I had a recipe for jollof. I told her that I had heard of it, but had never made any. She said it would be something I’d like. I was intrigued and told … Continue reading

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Baby Dutch Babies with Breakfast

Dutch baby pancakes, sometimes called German pancakes or Dutch puffs, are a hybrid of pancake, crepe, and popover — all in one skillet. I like to pour the batter into a mini-muffin pan and serve them like popovers as opposed to puffy … Continue reading

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Paratha (pəˈrɑːtə) is an unleavened bread originating in Indian. Loosely translated, it means layers of cooked dough. My is version is made with ghee gently folded into the dough, and then also brushed on top of the cooked paratha. Super … Continue reading

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Asparagus and Aged Gruyere Quiche

Looking for something new in the New Year? Look no further. This quiche has body and, just as important, an amazing combination of flavors that pair with most anything you add to your picnic basket.

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Jim’s Mom’s Candied Yams

When Robin and I were quite young, we were adopted into a large Greek family. We celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas with them for over 30 years. One of the members of the family was a country boy from Georgia, Jim … Continue reading

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Caramel Chocolate Cookies

Ah…caramel and chocolate. What a flavor combination! One completes the other. Perfect for kids of all ages. For the chocolate, I use semi-sweet chocolate chips. For the caramel, I use dulce de leche.

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Fresh and Easy Sofrito

Aromatic and savory, sofrito is a condiment, a sauce, and a base for many Caribbean dishes from countries such as Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Cuba. In short, it is super versatile. And it is flavorful. Super flavorful. Sofrito has … Continue reading

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