Cheesy Skillet Tex-Mex Rice

Cheesy Tex-Mex Rice

Skillet Tex-Mex rice with black olives, red bell peppers, corn, chili powder and sharp cheddar cheese. The moment I set eyes on this I had to have it but the technique, at first, totally scared me off. I kept coming back to it until I finally caved from wanton food lust. The original recipe from… 

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Saffron Rice with Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts: An Edible Mosaic’s Book Launch Party

An Edible Mosaic

I have a very special post for you today to support  my friend Faith Gorsky from An Edible Mosaic who just had her first cookbook released: An Edible Mosaic: Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair. I’m excited to be participating in her virtual book launch party and sharing a recipe from the book!

Slow Cooker Cuban Black Bean and Rice Bowls

Slow Cooker Cuban Black Beans

Cuban-style black beans go tex-mex! Served with rice they are a satisfying meal in themselves, especially when you load them up with toppings like sour cream, tomatoes, avocado and tortilla chips for scooping. Black beans have a ton of flavor all on their own. Their earthy flavor only intensifies when seasoned with oregano, bay leaf… 

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Shrimp Jambalaya

Shrimp Jambalaya

One of the most fitting ways to celebrate Mardi Gras is with this hearty, bold-flavored specialty of New Orléans featuring shrimp and spicy sausage. A gradual layering of flavors starts with pan-fried bacon and chorizo sausage followed by the holy trinity of onion, bell pepper and celery. Sautéed in the same pan, they pick up… 

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Baked Broccoli Cheese Rice

Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole

Rice and broccoli florets swimming in a cheesy sauce and baked to a bubbly, golden brown. This is my knock-off of broccoli-au-gratin-rice-in-a-box. You know, the San Francisco treat. The one I happily grew up on. Years ago I said my goodbyes to cut down on overly processed foods. Purely by mistake, a box ended up… 

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