Vegetables

Pan Roasted Zucchini

In addition to roasting vegetables in the oven, you can get nearly the same flavor and look roasting them in a pan. It depends on how much zucchini or other similar squash you need; for small amounts, like four or five servings, you might not want to heat up the oven....

Green Beans Italiano

Here's an easy one-skillet way to make delicious green beans. The flavors are wonderful, and always get a rave review around here. Green beans for four or five people (about 1 pound) Small onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon...

Bistro Carrots

These delicious carrots can be made from baby carrots, as in the photo, or from larger ones cut to size. Either way, this has to be one of the most delicious and easy carrot recipes. 2 lbs. carrots 3 tablespoons butter sprig of thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 3...

Mexican Rice

This Mexican rice recipe is better than any other I've tried so far. The flavor is outstanding, and the colors and textures make any dish look better. This makes enough for six or seven servings, so you might have some left over. If so, that's a bonus, because it can...

Chiles Rellenos

Chiles rellenos means stuffed chiles. Typically, this means either Anaheim (or California) chiles or Poblano chiles stuffed with a white cheese, such as Jack, coated with an egg batter, and fried. This is a delicious and elegant Mexican dish, well worth the effort to...

Pinto Beans, Refried Beans, and Drunken Beans

There must be a million bean recipes. Maybe a billion. Anyhow, I've tried and collected dozens myself trying to get the taco shop bean flavor, and finally I'm darn close. If I come across an improvement, you'll be the first to hear about it. The beans always start out...

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Here's one of the family's favorite comfort foods. But it's important to make them correctly, or they may wind up a tasteless pasty or greasy mess. Like meatloaf, there are many more bad recipes out there than good ones. This one is great, and even if you don't think...

Green Chile Casserole

Technically, maybe this is a "strata" rather than a casserole. But whatever you call it, it is always a huge hit around here. I generally make it for breakfast for special occasions or when we have overnight guests. Last time I made it the compliments (and requests...

Potato Salad

Potato salad is just plain yummy, and I make it around here a lot in the summer. We have it with barbeque, burgers, sandwiches, and about anything else where we want a cool and delicious salad. Of course there are lots of recipes for potato salad, and they fall into a...

Chimichangas

Chimichangas are a real taste treat! They are actually deep-fried burritos, usually filled with refried beans. If you don't have a deep fryer, it doesn't matter much; just heat 1/2 or so of oil in a skillet and cook them there. It's a little slower because they only...

Avocado Relish

Here's a delicious relish, or salsa, recipe that is fast to prepare and delicious to eat. Serve it as an appetizer with tortilla chips, crackers, or pieces of toast or pita. I served it as a relish with steak, and it was great. You can make it hot or mild depending on...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This