Spanish Rice

We have been making this rice in our family for years and it’s definitely requested often as a side dish or a main meal mixed with veggies. My kids like it for lunch and I enjoy it with eggs and refried beans in the morning. My husband is known to finish any leftovers he may …

Homemade Tortilla Chips

You can make authentic, crispy, golden brown corn tortilla chips right in your kitchen in less than 10 minutes. Add a dash of garlic salt, pile them high in a bowl and dig in. Your kids will love them along with your dogs who will stare you down as you crunch-munch on ’em. So please …

Balsamic Beets (Buraczki)

Beets (buraczki) and European roots sort of go together. Growing up in Poland, we ate beets regularly and were excited when my mother made beet soup. We had a few bowls for dinner and didn’t need much food afterwards. Beet soup filled us up and we were content with eating it again the next day. …

Crockpot Sweet Potatoes

Steaming, buttery, delicious sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows, brown sugar and cinnamon made in your crockpot overnight. INGREDIENTS 4 sweet potatoes 1/4 cup water toppings of your choice: brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, marshmallows INSTRUCTIONS Place 1/4 cup of water on the bottom of the crockpot. Wrap each sweet potato in aluminum foil and place in …

Homemade Seasoned Fries (Frytki)

Freshly cut crispy potatoes sprinkled with garlic salt, paprika and fresh herbs make this a delicious and kid-favorite recipe. Homemade fries (frytki) take me back to my childhood in Poland. My mother made them often after school and I barely remember any leftovers. They were devoured every time and cooked again and again. Now as …

Cajun Dirty Rice

A delicious mix of seasoned ground beef, buttery rice, sweet peppers, sauteed onions, fresh herbs and spices. This flavor-packed dish can be served as a side or eaten as a full course meal. It’s all how your taste buds feel so lets get started! When cooking the ground beef, do not drain all the fat. …

Roasted Rosemary Potato Wedges

Potatoes are delicious no matter how you prepare them. My kids love eating them simply boiled with butter and salt. The simpler, the better. And this recipe takes just a few minutes to prep and voila! You have a quick and delicious appetizer that you’ll make again and again. Why? Because potatoes are awesome and …