Flavorful Baked Beans

I am a huge fan of the Barefoot Contessa and think her cookbooks are a must for anyone who is a home cook. But we all like to tweke to our own tastes and I did to create this side dish for a … [more]

Oven steamed vegetables

I’ve got really into this idea recently. Basically, you just wrap some vegetables in an aluminum foil parcel and throw them in the oven with whatever else you are cooking. I’d seen this … [more]

South of the border beans and rice

Since Annika chose on her own to be a vegetarian for the first two years of her life, I found all kinds of yummy meatless dishes. Beans and rice together are a great protein; adding certain veggies … [more]

Jorge's black beans with rice

Who knew Jorge could cook? I never would have guessed that this ladies man had it in him. In fact I was teasing him about having to bring something that reminded him of home to our Thanksgiving … [more]

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