Chai Spice Pumpkin Bread

This is my go-to dish for autumn potlucks. I almost always bring this to Thanksgiving or Halloween-themed office parties and Fall Festival school bake sales. This is by design; originally, I was not really a fan of pumpkin, but sought to learn a recipe with this flavor, to contribute something fitting for the season. But… Continue reading Chai Spice Pumpkin Bread

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies

I make this when I’m craving chocolate chip cookies, but don’t want to expend the effort to make a full batch. Well, technically, this recipe DOES make the equivalent of a dozen cookies — which might be considered a small batch – but scooping the dough into ramekins is much quicker than dropping rounded tablespoons… Continue reading Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies

Herbes de Provence

Herbes de Provence is a mixture of common French herbs used to flavor savory dishes, such as Forty Garlic Chicken. Although this mix has a fancy name, you don’t have to save it for elaborate dishes; the flavors are a good complement for many poultry or pork dishes. There are several different recipes for this… Continue reading Herbes de Provence

Spanish Rice with Pigeon Peas (Arroz con Gandules)

Arroz con gandules, or rice with peas is a staple in most Puerto Rican and Caribbean households. It’s one of my favorite dishes to order in Spanish restaurants and I finally decided to try making it on my own. It came out so good I ate it as a main dish instead of a side!… Continue reading Spanish Rice with Pigeon Peas (Arroz con Gandules)