Jeweled Rice with Dried Fruits and Pistachios

Jeweled Rice with Dried Fruits and Pistachios is an Iranian speciality, a rice dish that is often served at wedding banquets, and is known in Farsi as tah dig. Tah means “bottom” and dig means “pot”. Thus, the name of the dish, quite literally, means “bottom of the pot”. This refers to the golden crust that […]


Smoky Chipotle Barbecue & Bacon Baked Beans

This recipe for Smoky Chipotle Barbecue and Bacon Baked Beans is so EASY, and so delicious, that I almost named them Susan’s Magical Baked Beans. The amount of flavor that’s in them IS magical, however, considering that so little effort is involved in making them. How These Baked Beans Got Their Name I didn’t name […]


Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwich Recipe

Fried Green Tomato: Appetizer, or Sandwich?  There’s nothing that’s more classically southern, than a fried green tomato. Fried green tomatoes are delicious all by themselves, but they get even yummier served with a delicious remoulade dipping sauce. They’re good as a side dish, or even as an appetizer. But, if you’re feeling slightly adventurous, why […]