Sopa de Albóndigas Mexican Meatball Soup

Though this incredibly delicious, multi-faceted soup stems from Mexico, it’s been said that the actual name albondigas has Middle Eastern roots. The word “al” in Arabic translates to “the” in English, and “el” in Spanish. The name for the soup is likely some variation of “al-bunduq” which means “hazelnut” and could be meant to represent…

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Ana’s Earth Day Brown Rice & Vegetable Harvest Bake

On this day, April 22nd we demonstrate our support and protection of our beloved Mother Nature. Earth Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide and global actions are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more…

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Thai Sweet Sticky Rice with Mango: Kao Niow Mamuang

I know of no way to end a perfect Thai meal than with this conventional sweet rice cascading with a healthy fringe of ripe, sweet, juicy mango. Don’t forgot to save a bit of the sweet coconut milk to drizzle over the top of it all…Amazing ending, indeed. Ingredients  2 cups long-grain white sticky rice,…

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Italia’s Easter Ricotta Rice Pie

  This Ricotta Rice pie recipe of my Mama Carmela’s and Grandma Lena’s is dedicated to the Camarata family and to the memories of Easter Sundays spent at our cottage by the lake. This is one of our family’s traditional Easter desserts and like many Italian dolces, it is simple and lightly sweet with just…

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Curry’s Categories + Brown Butter Curry Rice with Cherries & Toasted Pecans

Serving Suggestion: Smoked Cornish Game Hen & Chopped Salad with Avocados & Cherry Tomatoes The brown butter provides toastiness, the curry the perfect amount of color & spice, the cherries a kiss of sweetness and pecans the nutty crunch. This savory sweet rice helps your palate experience just the right notes of a wonderful culinary…

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Mexican Refried Beans & Yellow Rice: The Real Deal

Well, we’ve spent the week gathering some scrumptious Mexican main dishes, but where are the recipes for the “not to be denied sides?” Today we dedicate the day to just that, or those 🙂 We’ve all opened up a can of refried beans to find a pasty, cylinder shaped, tasteless, bland blob of? Squeezed and…

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Thai Sweet Sticky Rice with Mango: Kao Niow Mamuang

I know of no way to end a perfect Thai meal than with this conventional sweet rice cascading with a healthy fringe of ripe, sweet, juicy mango. Don’t forgot to save a bit of the sweet coconut milk to drizzle over the top of it all…Amazing ending, indeed. Ingredients * 2 cups long-grain white sticky…

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Brown Butter Curry Rice with Cherries & Toasted Pecans

The brown butter provides toastiness, the curry the perfect amount of color & spice, the cherries a kiss of sweetness and pecans the nutty crunch. This savory sweet rice helps your palate experience just the right notes of a wonderful culinary melody; a superb accompaniment to most any main dish, but add diced cooked chicken…

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Sicilian Sausage Gravy & Crisp Vegetables Over Toasted Bruschetta

A Sicilian-inspired dish offering many colors and flavors that exist under the Sicilian sun. This Italian twist on traditional Southern fare takes minimal prep and few ingredients. Yet, the taste leaves you dreaming of a market place stroll around the the narrow, medieval streets of Palermo. It’s THAT good! Serve with eggs over easy and Italian style…

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