When you put out a bowl of good olives, they always seems to disappear quickly, don’t they? When I put these little orbs of tastiness out to nibble, with drinks, before dinner, they fly out of the bowl! If you’re lucky enough to have some left, they are mighty delicious strewn over a salad. Continue reading
You’ve heard about Texas Caviar, Cowboy Caviar, Bean Dip or whatever, right? You probably make it or at the very least, have eaten it. This isn’t exactly that…it’s really a riff on my mother’s Three Bean Salad and we could consider it “friends” with my Three Bean Salad with Potatoes and Corn. What makes this salad different? It has those lovely Tex-Mex flavors. I’m not a big fan of beans and rice, but give me a bean salad and I’m there to the very end…of the bowl! Chips are good, too. Continue reading
Arroz con Pollo is part of The Latin Lover’s childhood. He likes this version, because it has tons of flavor, with just a bit of smoky heat. This is a fix-it-and-forget-it meal, thanks to the slow cooker; dinner will be ready when you come home and the aroma…baby, life is good! Continue reading
When I was a child, lo those many decades ago, Goulash was often our Sunday dinner. This was the version my mother made, but I’ve added a few updates. My father loved this dish and you will too..it’s pure comfort. Continue reading
In my last posting, I mentioned using cinnamon in a savory manner. So here we are….
In centuries past, like a lot of spices, cinnamon was traded by the Arabs (remember the infamous spice route?). The Moors were in the Iberian peninsula for over 700 years, bringing with them many flavors and products previously unknown to that part of the world, cinnamon being one of them. Continue reading