Spaghetti sauce (or tomato gravy to my Italian friends) is a staple in most households. Rather than watching over the pot for a long, slow-cooked version on the stove, it’s just as easy to toss it all in the crockpot. You won’t need to worry about stirring or boilovers, and […]
Recipes using tomatoes.
I’m a Southern gal, and I was raised on grits. I love ’em! I think most of the grit-haters probably tried them for the first time on a lark at a restaurant as a side to breakfast. What they don’t know is that restaurants serve grits absolutely plain, with no […]
This beef stew recipe is a throwback to my youth. I remember falling in love with barley as a kid. I used to pick pick those chewy little nuggets out of my canned beef vegetable soup and savor each one individually. Barley was not a popular grain in my area […]
The spiralizer is a popular kitchen tool these days, and this gorgeous colorful salad makes good use of it. The homemade dressing boasts tangy citrus flavors with a hint of sweetness. This is a delight for those on paleo and vegetarian diets, yet will appeal to all palates. Instructions are […]
Mussels in Garlic Tomato Broth is a gourmet treat you can easily quickly make at home. Mussels are readily available these days in most markets, and they are fairly cheap, to boot. If you’re not a fan of brown rice, use your favorite white rice. You may also substitute pasta […]
This winning take on Rice-A-Roni is infinitely more flavorful than the box, and it takes about the same amount of time. Orzo is a rice-shaped pasta that takes the place of the broken spaghetti strands found in Rice-A-Roni. The result is creamy with Parmesan cheese and flecked with morsels of […]
There are so many variations on tortellini soup. It just goes to show you that you pretty much can’t go wrong with it. It’s basically a vegetable soup (minestrone, if you will) built around the Italian cheese-filled pasta pouches known as tortellini. This version adds beans and fresh baby spinach. Served with a nice homemade bread or garlic toast, it’s hearty enough to make a meal out of.