Tag Archives: Grains, Potatoes, Pasta

Cuban Style Black Beans and Rice

The first time I had this, I wanted to eat it and eat it, and eat it, and eat it.  I made my mouth sing and my belly way too full (after 3 bowls!!).  The recipe comes from my ex-Father-In-Law, … Continue reading

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Overnight Oatmeal Pancakes (Hotcakes)

Pancakes, in the US, are usually sweet versions.  You can find savory pancakes but it really is not the norm.  The variations of recipes are just amazing, using all sorts of ingredients such as cornmeal, buttermilk, buckwheat, almond flour, wheat … Continue reading

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Oven Roasted Red Potatoes with Peppers, Cilantro and Thyme

Quick to make, Oven Roasted Potatoes are simple to make.  The usual recipe – garlic & Rosemary is nice, but gets a bit old.  This is one I’ve been using for quite a long time, and is full of interesting … Continue reading

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Chicken and Wild Rice, with Onion and Orange Peppers

Weekends in my house are always for cooking.  And I enjoy making food on Saturday, but Sunday meals are always so much fun to make as I get to cook with Sander.  We decide at the end of the week … Continue reading

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Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes with Onion, Peppers and Bacon

This recipe is a good one to use for the holidays — it can be made a day or two in advance. A strange, but interesting variation, is to use shredded potatoes, instead of mashed, either homemade or the type … Continue reading

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Maple Pumpkin Oatmeal

  Like I’ve said in a previous post, I didn’t really like oatmeal much as a child.  It wasn’t until last year that I gave it another chance.  That said, I’ve been experimenting ;) It’s pumpkin season, and one of … Continue reading

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Simple and Easy Mexican Rice

Rice is so easy to make.  Mexican rice.. not so easy.  I could never get it to taste the way it was supposed to.  I tried lots of different recipes over the years, and was really never successful with it. … Continue reading

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