Category: Recipes

  • Beans, beans, good for your heart

    There’s nothing like coming home at the end of the day and smelling a pot of beans simmering in the kitchen. Beans are so simple, so yummy, so cheap. We prefer black beans, because they seem to have their own distinct flavor and don’t need much to make them delicious. My basic black bean recipe […]

  • Pasta Alla Norma

    I made this for dinner last night, and it was so good! I substituted bowtie pasta for the penne, and tried to cut the amounts in half, but we still have tons of leftovers. I would also recommend peeling the eggplant…even though it looks prettier with the skin on, it seemed a bit too tough […]

  • Mixed Grill

    Sunday evening we drove up to Round Rock to spend some time with Leti and her parents, Sophia and Robert. We were treated to a lavish supper of grilled salmon, chicken, deer sausage, shrimp, portobellos (which Leti used for fajitas), asparagus, bruschetta, and cucumber-tomato salad, plus grapes with yogurt, cinnamon, and walnuts for dessert. It […]

  • Mmmmm…chocolate

    These cookies are the bomb. I am pretty picky about my cookies, and I searched long and hard before finding the perfect recipe for a thick, chewy chocolate chip cookie. (I’m not a fan of crunchy cookies, and I prefer big, plump cookies loaded with chocolate chips). I am willing to share this recipe with […]

  • Strawberry Fields Forever

    It’s almost time for strawberries! Last night at our family gathering Mom Esquivel made a strawberry dessert that was super-wow, and it reminded me that we haven’t been strawberry picking in a couple of years (which is why my hair is miraculously different in the above picture–wasn’t it pretty two years ago?). We like to […]