Easy Beef Stew

Easy Beef Stew

Sometimes you just need a good old-fashioned stew, like this classic beef stew. This recipe was created for Babble’s Family Kitchen.

Cheap and Easy Yellow Rice

Cheap and Easy Yellow Rice

Saffron can be pricey, but I found a cheap trick to tasty and beautiful yellow rice. This recipe was developed for Babble.com.

Sweet Chili Glazed Salmon

Sweet Chili Glazed Salmon

This is one of those super fast and easy weeknight dinner ideas. I served this with sautéed spinach and a little yellow rice. This recipe was created for Babble’s...

Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa Toscana

A couple of weeks ago we had lunch with my husband’s grandmother. She picked one of her lunchtime favorite spots, Olive Garden. Even though it’s not our favorite spot,...

Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup 3

Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup

If I had to pick a favorite Asian cuisine, it would be Vietnamese. I think it’s a combination of the climate of the country and the French influence that...

Creamy Asparagus Soup 3

Creamy Asparagus Soup

Creamy, dreamy asparagus soup. This soup is amazing, and so creamy, but not loaded with calories. It’s a perfect late winter or spring time soup. As soon as asparagus...

Cosmopolitan Cupcakes 8

Cosmopolitan Cupcakes

I fell in love with Cosmopolitans at the height of the popularity of the show, Sex and the City. At that time in my life, I was fascinated with...

Chicken Tomatillo Soup 2

Chicken Tomatillo Soup

We have been crazy for soups all month. This soup is one I created about 5 years ago, just when I was starting to experiment more with Hispanic flavors....

Corn Chowder with Bacon 2

Corn Chowder with Bacon

It’s finally cooler in Florida now and all I can think about is warm soups and lots of hot tea and coffee.  For this soup, I wanted a little...

Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup 1

Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup

Tortilla soup is hands down my all time favorite soup. It’s my husband’s favorite too. I honestly don’t know why more restaurants don’t offer it on their menu. It’s...