Archive | March, 2010

Ina Garten’s Chicken Caesar Club Sandwich

I love sandwiches. I’ve been making sandwiches most of my life. My brother was my first satisfied customer. He made me nachos, something I still LOVE today, and I made him sandwiches. Of course, that was in between our fights and when we generally didn’t have anything to do with each other. You know, the […]

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Daring Cooks: Lemon Risotto

My family and I love all types of foods. I’ve always enjoyed cooking, and my husband and kids are used to seeing new things on the dinner table. Of course, they don’t always eat what I serve them, even if they are delicious. Despite these setbacks and disappointments, I keep moving forward (Remember, “Meet the […]

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Persian New Year and Ash-e Reshteh

Unfortunately for my husband, I am not a soup eater. There are only a few soups I totally adore: Good New England Clam Chowder, Authentic Florida Conch Chowder and Ash-e Reshteh. And luckily for me, I will be eating plenty of Ash-e Reshteh this weekend! Among the many traditions we have for Norouz, Persian New […]

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Ina Garten’s Individual Meat Loaves

Nothing says All-American comfort food like a meat loaf. My mom likes to tell the story of the first time she made this very American dish for my dad when they were newlyweds. She wanted to show her new American husband what an excellent and sophisticated cook she was, and she was. She decided to […]

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Herb Rice with Fish (Sabzi Pollo ba Mahi)

I was at the gym the other day, pounding on the elliptical when I noticed a new segment on the t.v. above me. They were talking about S.A.D., Seasonal Affective Disorder. It has to do with mild depression that arises during the winter months, you know the winter blues, and it usually dissipates when Spring […]

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Better-than-Brownies Chocolate Cookies

I am here to admit that I have a serious addiction. I feel it is best to face my addiction, confront it and accept the fact that I have this weakness. My addiction? Yes, it’s chocolate. That and tortilla chips, but I will address that one another day! A couple weeks ago my husband asked […]

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