Brussels Sprouts with Bacon in a Balsamic Glaze

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon in a Balsamic Glaze (Original recipe: Tiffani Thiessen) 4 strips of bacon 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 10 oz Brussels sprouts (about 18 medium sprouts), trimmed and cut in half 1/2 C water 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons unsalted butter Salt and pepper Fry the bacon until golden and…

Incredibly tasty Wild Rice Pilaf

This rice pilaf puts other rice pilafs to shame. Stuffed with bacon, cheese, mushrooms, and many more hidden goodies, this is not – I repeat not – a health food alternative. But to those who don’t really care about that, make this and eat it. You will not be sorry. I served it with roasted chicken,…

Cheesy Garlic Zucchini Rice

Just because I cut preservatives out of my diet for health reasons doesn’t mean I don’t miss some of the worst boxed food out there. For years, I’ve been on a mission to find good (read: tasty) real-food recipes to replace their boxed counterparts, one of which is Rice-A-Roni. This recipe, first attempted just last…

Mexican staples

Around here, pretty much any Mexican recipe includes two staple condiments: guacamole and salsa fresca, also known as pico de gallo. I make these any time I make any other Latin American, Tex Mex, or Spanish meal. Admittedly, these recipes aren’t spicy, but diced jalapeños can be added to give either dish a kick of…