Red & Green Mole Chicken Enchiladas with Spanish Yellow Rice

I found this recipe from Chef Tyler Florence at The Food Network. The recipe calls for a Mexican Spice Blend, so I used the one from Genuis Kitchen. I love eating my enchiladas with yellow Spanish rice, which I found the recipe also from Genuis Kitchen. However, Chef Tyler’s recipe called for corn, green chiles, and chipotle…

Creamed Spinach

I love creamed spinach, especially with a piece of steak. I always thought it took so much to make creamed spinach and I was a bit weary making this for the first time, but it’s a lot easier than I thought it would be. It also came out delicious. I couldn’t stop eating it! Traditional…

Stuffed Bell Peppers

This recipe was taught to me by my mother, who was taught by her Sephardic Jewish grandmother. My great-grandma Bella was originally from what is now Turkey, but immigrated to the U.S. during WWII. I’ve only had this meal a few times, but it’s delicious to make when you’re in the mood and you have…

The Chew’s Chef Michael Symon’s Peirogies

I am a huge fan of the tv show, The Chew. I am also a huge fan of peirogies. For those who don’t know what peirogies are, there are like the Polish version of raviolis or dumplings and are usually filled with potatoes and cheese, but sometimes meat and/or vegetables too. I was introduced to…

Della Mia Famiglia Italiana Braciole

I grew up eating this at every of my Father’s Italian family gatherings. However, this was the first time I made it. I added my own touch by adding the sundried tomatoes and parsley, which gave it a nice pop of color. It wasn’t as hard as my Nanni had always made it seem. Because this…

Della Mia Famiglia Italiana Spaghetti & Meatballs

I learned this recipe from my mother, who learned it from my Italian father’s grandmother, who learned it from her mother, who was an immigrant from northern Italy. It’s as authentic as it gets! The ingredients call for homemade tomato sauce. You may use store-bought if you wish, which is sacrilegious (in my opinion). Even on days…

Springtime Rigatoni Carbonara with Scallions

This is my take on Chef Andrew Carmellini‘s Springtime Spaghetti Carbonara with Ramps recipe from his Urban Italian cookbook. I picked up this cookbook in Home Goods, actually, and what caught my eye was the word “urban.” I have grown up being taught authentic, generation’s-old Italian recipes and I love them. They’re delicious, simple, homemade,…

Tex-Mex Chicken Fajitas

I grew up loving this recipe more than authentic Mexican fajitas. It’s greasy, it’s messy and boy, is it delicious. I prefer to eat this with rice on the side, but you may like to mix the rice with the chicken and make it almost into a burrito. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes…

Turkey Chili

Growing up, my family was never a huge fan of chili, until one day a family friend made it at a BBQ and we all fell in love. This is that recipe. The secret isn’t just using turkey meat, which makes it healthier, but also adding dark chocolate that really gives it a richness no…

Garlic Chicken Pasta Alfredo

I love Alfredo sauce. However, my college roommate thinks it’s too bland on it’s own, so adding garlic and seasoned chicken is the best route when cooking for us. This doesn’t take much time at all after a work day. I just need to make sure I have (unspoiled) heavy cream in my fridge, then I’m…