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Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice by John Spottiswood

I was looking for an improved Mexican Rice recipe, so I adapted this one from the America's Test Kitchen cookbook. I used many of the same ingredients, but instead of baking it, which seemed like a waste of energy, I finished it in my rice cooker. The result was a very flavorful and wonderfully textured mexican rice. Browning the…

5 votes
11218 views
Green Beans with Basil and Tomato

Green Beans with Basil and Tomato by John Spottiswood

This is an attractive and tasty side dish. The butter, basil and tomato adds a nice flavor boost to the green beans. I've made them with garlic salt and regular kosher salt, both are delicious. If you want to spice it up, add more black pepper or substitute crushed red pepper for the black pepper.

9 votes
5638 views
Korean potato side dish

Korean potato side dish by John Spottiswood

I always love these sweet and salty braised potatoes when they are served along with kimchi and various other side dishes at korean restaurants. I've always wanted to make them, and grilling Galbi gave me the perfect opportunity. I started with a recipe from maangchi.com and substituted a mix of sugar and mirin for the corn syrup…

3 votes
6403 views
Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice by Wendi Taylor

Ever wondered how to get that perfect consistency of spanish rice that's served in restaurants? Here's the secret...

6 votes
8691 views
Greek Rice

Greek Rice by Mary Joseph

This recipe combines my favorite traditional Greek ingredients to make a tasty rice dish. Add some chicken to make a meal out of it!

5 votes
22024 views
Japanese Spinach Salad, Ohitashi

Japanese Spinach Salad, Ohitashi by John Spottiswood

This is a delicious way to consume large quantities of one of the healthiest foods on the planet...spinach! I came to love this when I lived in Japan from 1991-1992, and make it frequently now because it is so easy, healthful and delicious. Serve this with any Asian dish, or any meat and potatoes. It's not particularly spicy, but…

2 votes
13023 views
Macaroni and slaw salad

Macaroni and slaw salad by Micheline

This recipe comes from my Taste of Home cookbook. It is a delicious, easy to make and my go to salad recipe for potlucks.

1 vote
6600 views
Red Pepper Harissa

Red Pepper Harissa by Robyn Savoie

Harissa is spicy condiment from Tunisia. It’s loaded with flavor, but very low in fat and calories, making it a perfect accompaniment to healthful meals.

1 vote
5614 views
Sauce Diable

Sauce Diable by Roland Passot

Serve with my Roasted Loch Duart Salmon with Chanterelle Mushrooms

2 votes
9876 views
Sweet & Tangy Sauteed Coleslaw

Sweet & Tangy Sauteed Coleslaw by Nanette

This is a refreshing change from the mayonnaise based potato salad and Coleslaw that's devoured throughout the summer. Coleslaw with an Asian flare can't be beat for something just a tad different. Sprinkle the seame seeds after it's been cooked so the dish has a nutty, crunchy taste. If you'd like a similar recipe with a bit of…

2 votes
3302 views
Homemade Refried Beans

Homemade Refried Beans by John Spottiswood

I'm ashamed to say that though I LOVE refried beans, this is the first time I've ever made them myself. It's just so easy to buy them in a can, or at a mexican restaurant, that I haven't bothered. But this recipe is simple and it is definitely worth the effort in my mind. I figure my kids are the true test, since they aren't that…

7 votes
6221 views
Vegetarian Pinto Beans

Vegetarian Pinto Beans by Wendi Taylor

A family crock-pot favorite. Simple, easy, and delicious.

1 vote
6685 views
Homemade Marinara

Homemade Marinara by Robyn Savoie

This is a great marinara recipe made from garden fresh tomatoes. Since I don't have those year around I adapted a recipe found with home preserved tomatoes. This is fast, flavorful and my go to tomato sauce for pasta and mozzarella sticks.

1 vote
15657 views
Aloo Gobi-Cauliflower and Potatoes-Indian Style

Aloo Gobi-Cauliflower and Potatoes-Indian Style by shalini

Winter and Aloo Gobi go hand in hand! This wholesome vegetable dish with rotis or paranthas...yum!and then leftovers can be stuffed into paranthas and made sandwiches with...so versatile . An accompaniment to lentil-dals or to lamb or chicken...any which way is good! Mustard oil has a high smoking point like grape seed oil and is…

1 vote
3824 views
Homemade Beets

Homemade Beets by myra byanka

Easy prep recipe for beet lovers. Better than canned!

1 vote
4701 views