Air Fryer Crispy Smashed Potatoes: Faux Frites

This recipe for Air Fryer Crispy Smashed Potatoes is every bit as french fries. A bold claim, is it not? And I’m a bit of a french fry snob. When I lived in Switzerland, french fries were called frites. I call these Crispy Smashed Potatoes: Faux Frites. That’s pronounced “foe freet”, for those of you who […]

Oven Roasted Green Beans with Bacon and Onion

This recipe for Oven Roasted Green Beans with Bacon and Onion is pretty much a Facepalm Idea, for me.  It’s one of those ideas that is so obvious, it hurts. I feel the need to whack myself in the forehead, à la “V-8”, so badly does it pain me to think of all the wasted […]

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 […]