• Oven-Roasted Za’atar Chickpeas

    Oven-Roasted Za’atar Chickpeas

    Here is a simple recipe for a tasty snack to nibble on: oven-roasted chickpeas with za’atar. Za’atar is a traditional Middle Eastern seasoning blend usually made with oregano, thyme, sumac,…

  • Memorial Day Rosé-Rosemary Chicken

    Memorial Day Rosé-Rosemary Chicken

    At our house we usually grill on Memorial Day and this grilled chicken with flavors of rosemary and Rosé wine is one of my favorites.

  • Low-Oil No-Fry Enchiladas

    Low-Oil No-Fry Enchiladas

    I recently devised a way to make the enchiladas pliable so they don’t break or tear, but without frying them.

  • Sichuan-Style Asparagus

    Sichuan-Style Asparagus

    Here is the recipe for a spicy veggie stir-fry side dish featuring asparagus prepared Sichuan-style.

  • Zesty Sloppy Joes

    Zesty Sloppy Joes

    Here is my spicy take on the traditional Sloppy Joe. I like to make them extra zesty by adding cayenne, Louisiana Hot Sauce, chili flakes and such.

  • Cajun Spiced Shrimp

    Cajun Spiced Shrimp

    This Cajun-spiced shrimp recipe is my take on the blackened redfish. ’s super quick and simple if you use store-bought Cajun seasoning. 

  • Chicken Paprikash

    Chicken Paprikash

    Chicken paprikash – called paprikás csirke in Hungarian – is derived from the liberal use of paprika, a spice commonly used in Hungarian cuisine

  • Pork Tonkatsu

    Pork Tonkatsu

    A very popular dish in Japan is tonkatsu: deep-fried pork cutlets drizzled with katsu sauce. Here is the recipe for pork tonkatsu.

  • Duck Fat Bucatini Carbonara

    Duck Fat Bucatini Carbonara

    In Duck Fat Bucatini Carbonara recipe using duck fat in place of some of the oil would kick up my carbonara considerably.

  • Easy Pork Carnitas

    Easy Pork Carnitas

    In this recipe for easy pork carnitas pork is cooked in orange juice and other ingredients, usually served in tacos or burritos.

  • Spicy Pasta with Mussels

    Spicy Pasta with Mussels

    I really love spicy food and pasta and mussels. So I thought: Why not combine three of my favorite things in one dish? The result is this spicy pasta with…

  • Balti Chicken Vindaloo

    Balti Chicken Vindaloo

    I love this spicy Balti-style chicken vindaloo made with a fragrant melange of spices and sharp tang from malt vinegar.

  • Marcella’s Spaghetti with Clams

    Marcella’s Spaghetti with Clams

    Marcella’s spaghetti with clams is one of my all-time favorites and I’m happy to share it here with you. 

  • Air Fryer Shoestring Fries

    Air Fryer Shoestring Fries

    For my monthly air fryer recipe, I thought I’d include air fryer shoestring fries this time since they are so easy to make and almost fat-free.    

  • Black Pepper Chicken

    Black Pepper Chicken

    Caramelized chicken melds with Vietnamese flavors in this delicious, sweet & spicy black pepper chicken dish that cooks in a mere matter of minutes.   

  • Ma-Po Tofu Noodles

    Ma-Po Tofu Noodles

    Ma-po (or ma po or mapo) tofu is a signature dish of Chinese Sichuan cuisine, but it’s quite easy to make at home.