Frisoles Colombianos con Arroz, Chorizo, y Aguacate

Easy Colombian Beans with Rice, Chorizo, and Avocado Serves 4 How about impressing your friends with a delicious and easy to make Colombian dinner. Frisoles or fríjoles are a very typical meal in the state of Antioquia where my city Medellin is located. Frisoles is the food of the mountains, the food of the people, and the food of comfort. If you find yourself in … Continue reading Frisoles Colombianos con Arroz, Chorizo, y Aguacate

Good Ole American Potato Salad

Good Ole American Potato Salad I got inspired this 4th of July to make a good ole American potato salad as part of the day’s festivities. It’s so easy to make with fresh ingredients rather than buying the pre-made grocery store stuff. The original inspiration came from my mother-in-law’s recipe. The recipe below yields about 8 -10 servings. Ingredients 2 ½ pounds of potatoes (preferably … Continue reading Good Ole American Potato Salad

You Don’t Have to Be Italian to Make Homemade Italian Sauce and Meatballs

I have always loved Italian food. The closest I came to authentic Italian food as a child was eating at my parent’s Italian-Argentinian friend’s home. Their lasagna was to die for. There was always pizza from the local Queens or Brooklyn pizzeria. Then there was the annual trek with my parents to the San Gennaro feast in Little Italy in New York City every September. … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Be Italian to Make Homemade Italian Sauce and Meatballs

Colombian Kheema Matar

  A Story of Food, Friendship, and Finicky Eaters When we lived in Westport, CT one of our dearest and closest friends were from India. We spent countless evenings talking, laughing, dancing, drinking, and mainly eating. Some gatherings were planned and others were very spontaneous. We would telephone each other and the next thing we knew we would have planned a feast of Indian, Colombian, … Continue reading Colombian Kheema Matar

Guacamole, A Family Affair

There is nothing more delicious than freshly made guacamole and it’s so easy to prepare. Our family loves cooking together and we often make guacamole. Recently, my son, Connor, who loves to help in the kitchen with anything that involves chopping, helped prepare the onion and smashed the guacamole. My husband, Curt, and daughter, Clara, the family photographers, helped stage the photo shoot. And well, … Continue reading Guacamole, A Family Affair