Pasta Carbonara with Homemade Bread Crumbs

People often ask me for suggestions for meals that are quick, easy, delicious, and frugal, and Pasta Carbonara with Homemade Bread Crumbs is just such a recipe. When life’s circumstances are just so hectic – like during the holidays, for example – that there’s no TIME to get to the grocery store, you need a […]


How to Use Leftover Ham: Pasta with Peas, Ham, and Cream

Pasta with Peas, Ham, and Cream is a quick and easy weeknight meal, perfect for when you’ve had a busy day, need to bring dinner together fast, and you happen to have some leftover ham on hand. Easter is coming, and it’s typically a time when a lot of people serve ham, and have some […]


Feijoada: Black Beans and Rice Recipe From Brazil

Back when the Olympics were set in Rio, I couldn’t help but think back on my own visit to Rio, and remember a recipe for feijoada: black beans and rice. Feijoada is a dish that is a kind of stew, and the recipe I’m going to share with you was given to me by my […]