Homemade Flour Tortillas

I think I’ve mentioned before that I’m always always trying to figure out how to […]

Cuban Sandwiches

Even my picky eaters loved these Cuban sandwiches.  I had seen pictures of them in […]

African Peanut Chicken Stew

This peanut chicken stew really hits the spot on a cold winter night.  Every time […]

Swedish Sandbakkles, #16

December 16: I’ve written about how it’s not Christmas until we make the Banket, which […]

Southwest Chili with roasted garlic and peppers

This simple chili was borne out of my husband Dave’s need to return to our […]

Thai-Style Green Curry Chicken

Since I’m on the subject of curries, I want to share a simpler variation of […]

Chicken in Green Curry Sauce

Now, on to one of my favorite flavors in the food universe: curry. Before I […]

White chicken pozole

“Time to make pozole,” I thought to myself–I FINALLY had all the ingredients, I thought.  […]


I have fond memories of eating a cold vegetable soup called Gazpacho when I was […]

Greek Salad

I’m bringing this post out of semi-retirement. This recipe is just too good not to […]

Moroccan Chicken Stew

This morning I got an email from my Auntie Joan–who has a keen eye for […]


Oh wow. Last week I was visiting my beautiful cousin, Mary, in California and she […]

Vegetarian Enchiladas

My husband is a genius.  Ask Barb:  she knows this about him. (Of course, she’s […]

Dutch Babbelaars

I’ve recently reconnected with a friend from grad school days, Tamara, who turns out to […]

Peanut Noodles

This recipe comes from my culinary-genius sister-in-law, Clair. I love this recipe because it’s practically […]

Homemade Refried Beans

Refried beans have always been a staple in our house. My competitive athlete sons tell […]

Norwegian Meatballs

Here’s another great recipe from the family cookbook of my friend Jeri–it originates with her […]

Swedish Rice Custard (Rice Pudding)

I was at a church potluck last week for the last-meeting-before-Christmas of our women’s Bible […]