easy weekend recipes

7 Easy Weekend Recipes to Make During Your Downtime

Cooking on the weekends is so relaxing. I can take my time in the kitchen, without feeling rushed to put a meal on the table. If I don’t cook for the entire week, I know that by Sunday I’ll have made something hearty and satisfying with enough leftovers to make into tacos, sandwiches, or salad […]

how to make chocolate covered strawberries

Recipe: Chocolate Covered Strawberries

I’m so happy I learned how to make chocolate covered strawberries. They are a premium-priced indulgence; around Valentine’s Day, the average chocolate shop in Los Angeles charges $20 for only a half-dozen. I definitely don’t mind splurging once in awhile, but I can polish off a whole dozen of chocolate covered strawberries in one sitting. […]

creole seasoning recipe

Homemade Creole Seasoning Recipe

Emeril Lagasse’s creole seasoning recipe is a staple in my kitchen. It’s versatile enough to use it on everything – it made a tasty rub for the cornish hen and black eyed peas we had for Sunday dinner. It’s yummy on homemade french fries too. This is a tried and true classic that deserves a spot in every […]

fall comfort food recipes

9 Simple Fall Comfort Food Recipes

One of the best things about fall is that when temperatures dip, the desire for comfort food begins to creep in. There’s nothing cozier than curling up on the couch on a fall evening with something hot and homemade to nourish my weekend TV binges. Here’s a roundup of simple, hearty, fall comfort food recipes to […]

Homemade Yellow Rice Recipe

Homemade Yellow Rice Recipe

In an effort to reduce the consumption of processed food, I’ve been researching homemade alternatives to foods I used to buy pre-packaged, especially things like boxed rice and canned beans. Yellow rice is one of my favorite meal sides, and until recently I alternated between buying the Zatarain’s and Mahatma brands. One day I decided […]