How-to Basics

Easy Fresh Salsa

Easy Fresh Salsa

In case you didn’t know it, salsa is a staple condiment in every Mexican kitchen. But you probably knew that already. Everyone has their own preference of brand they like, or method of making it, but no matter how much […]

Artichokes and Breadcrumbs

How to cook artichokes. Today’s post is not exactly a recipe that I felt was ready to be shared publicly, but seeing how it’s National Artichoke Hearts Day, the timing cannot be any better. Artichokes can be a little intimidating […]

Beet salad with queso fresco

Beet salad with queso fresco

Beets!  Have you had them before?  In case you didn’t know, beets are a good source of folate, potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants.  They also help increase blood circulation and cleanse the liver. Until recently I never used to […]

Balsamic Reduction

Balsamic Reduction Recipe with Ideas on How To Use It

One of the few dressings I have been able to enjoy without any digestive issues is balsamic vinegar.  And since I’ve been having more salads these days,  my go-to accompanying salad dressing has been a balsamic reduction sauce. It’s simple […]

Thin homemade corn tortillas filled with arugula and scrambled egg.

Homemade Corn Tortillas

There’s nothing like a trip to the ER to kick your New Years weight loss resolution into high gear.  Even though getting on a diet was not at the top of my list, I nonetheless received a massive wake-up call […]

Rosemary compound butter with garlic rolled into a butter roll with parchment paper

Rosemary & Garlic Compound Butter

Do you have a favorite herb you like to cook with?  I have many, of course.  One of my favorites to use with breads, meats, and potatoes is rosemary.  Another favorite of mine, is to make a compound butter with […]