One of the reasons this soup is so delicious is because it creates a rich chicken broth as it cooks. Use a whole, cut up chicken with all its bones and skin to get the most flavor and nutrition...
I absolutely love Mexican food.  Having lived and studied in Mexico during my college days and since traveled to both the Yucatan Peninsula and the Jalisco area since those times, I've really experienced a great variety of Mexican cuisine. Each...
How do you decide which recipes to make daily or on special occasions? What sparks your interest? A good photo? A mouth-watering description in a cookbook? The smell of a particular food coming from a neighbor's house? A memory of someone? For...
Are you tired of pumpkin from a can? I most certainly am. I know it's not the worst thing in the world, especially when there are some really good organic varieties out there, but I'd much rather have the...
Right now, it's Brussels sprouts season and you can find them fresh at many local grocery stores throughout the Midwest. Places like Trader Joe's even carry stalks of them this time of year. Unfortunately, Brussels sprouts get a bad rap because...
This recipe was given to me by a dear college friend, a Malaysian woman smarter than just about anyone I know. I think she was engineering student by day and master chef by night. She's the one who introduced me...
Going back to Ohio this year at the cusp of summer's end and the start of fall was a really blessed opportunity to appreciate what's so beautiful about rural communities, ethnic neighborhoods and simple, all-American living. I was born...
At the end of every summer, it's easy to take the plethora of zucchini and other types of summer squash for granted. In my experience, people are trying to give it away because they have so much, and if...
While still experiencing the heat of the summer, it's always nice to have a refreshing, light salad to accompany other summer foods. I love this salad not only because I love the addition of  lime juice to salads, but I...
It's a common Mediterranean and Middle Eastern culinary habit to stuff vegetables with a variety of grains such as rice or couscous as well as ground meats or nuts like pistachios. That said, this dish is amazingly versatile. If...

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