Spicy Chicken and Green Beans

Quick Prawn Curry

This particular recipe is for a prawn curry that we always had growing up. As a child, I was lucky enough to grow up by the coast. The West coast of India is the coast of the Arabian sea, and we had our pick of fresh seafood, most of which was caught on the day we ate it. My dad would ride down to the bunder (docks) and bargain hard for the freshest of fish, prawns, squid or crabs. He would then triumphantly return with his bounty, and we would have fresh seafood for dinner that evening. I am lucky I don't have to do all this from-scratch preparation anymore, and frozen raw prawns are a convenience I have gotten used to very quickly. But I still relish the taste of seafood, particularly one in a spicy-tangy-hot curry, as we used to have it. The flavors in this dish are very much from the South coast of India. ...more
This recipe looks absolutely delicious! My husband and I are both fans of curry and I will be ...more

Stuffed Baked Zucchini with Tomato Sauce (Zucchini Ripieni con Sugo di Pomodoro)

As I mentioned in my previous post, this trip was great for discovering some new dishes for me to try to re-create at home.  While I don't think that I'd been in a culinary rut recently, it was more that my tastebuds needed a bit of a wake up or re-tuning.  Italy is, not surprisingly, the perfect place for this....more

Crockpot Black-Eyed Peas or Hoppin John

It has been a tradition to serve black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day in our family for many years....more

Until the okra. Okra kind of scares me.

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Cooking with Bourbon During National Bourbon Heritage Month

But I won’t stop being an ambassador for this particular spirit, which, while it makes an excellent beverage, is also an excellent ingredient during a session in the kitchen. In honor of September, which has been named National Bourbon Heritage Month by the U.S. Senate, here are some recipes that celebrate this very American whiskey. ...more
Bourbon is always a favored spirit here in the South, and even with our cooler temps hitting ...more