Make foolproof rice every time with this Perfect Basmati Rice Pilaf. Keep it plain or add pine nuts, peas and mint for a pop of color and crunch.
Simple ingredients like French green lentils, vegetables, broth, tomato paste and spices make a hearty, satisfying soup you’ll make again and again. This soup is a new version of my Quick Greek Lentil Soup. Think of it as a simple meal in a bowl you can customize to suit your taste. Add more cumin (and […]
Celebrate all things autumn with this easy brown sugar pumpkin bread. I am happily returning to this blog with a simplified version of Pumpkin Chocolate Ribbon Cake. Use fresh ingredients: Smell your spices. If they don’t smell fresh, your cake won’t taste fresh either. Check expiration dates on your baking soda and baking powder, so […]
Peaches, raspberries and almond crumble topping turn this simple tea cake into the most heavenly sweet. I was inspired by Diana Henry’s rhubarb cake in her cookbook Simple: Effortless Food, Big Flavors to make this “slightly sweeter” version with juicy summer peaches. Dig these variations! Experiment with different fruits, depending on the season. I made a […]