This Green Chile Rice has enough flavor to be a delicious side dish but is simple enough to be a great base for your next taco bowl or burrito bowl. And if you’re tired of soggy, sticky, scorched, or clumpy rice, keep reading to discover my favorite techniques for a perfect pot of fluffy rice. Continue reading →
This rich and creamy Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Gratin is flavored with garlic, fresh thyme, and Manchego cheese. The ingredients are simple but indulgent, making this a perfect side dish for your next holiday meal.
It seems like we just finished eating a huge Thanksgiving meal and it’s already time to start thinking about Christmas dinner. Between the big holiday meals and all the Christmas baking I plan on doing, I think I’ll have to ask Santa for some larger clothes this year! But hey, that’s what New Year’s Resolutions are for, right? I’ll worry about dieting in January. Continue reading →
This is one of my favorite salads ever. It combines all of my favorite things: broccoli, bacon, raisins, and cashews! How can you go wrong with that combination? I even had a hard time taking the photo because I just can’t stop eating this salad once it’s put together. Continue reading →
It’s been quite a while since I’ve shared any recipes from Sicily, hasn’t it? I learned this Zucca Gialla in Agrodolce, or Pumpkin in Sweet and Sour Sauce, in a cooking class I took from my friends Alberto and Liliana in Catania. In the version I learned, the pumpkin slices were sauteed in olive oil rather than grilled, but I decided to put my own twist on it today! Continue reading →
Today is my friend Ruby’s birthday and since she doesn’t live close enough for me to cook her a birthday meal, I told her she could pick today’s recipe for Pinch My Salt. She chose a curry rice salad with artichokes that she says my mom used to make. I have a vague recollection of the salad, but I think it must have had some ingredients I don’t like because I don’t remember eating much of it. But, since it’s Ruby’s birthday, I decided I could create a curry rice salad that we would both enjoy! Continue reading →
And today we have the final recipes in the Holiday Recipes series I’ve been putting on with Amanda and Tyler of What We’re Eating. At our pre-holiday dinner, Amanda made a delicious cranberry sauce that included persimmons and just a touch of fresh rosemary. I would never have thought to add rosemary to cranberry sauce, but the combination was perfect! Continue reading →
And here we are back to the holiday recipe series! Today we are focusing on one of my favorite parts of a Thanksgiving meal — the stuffing!! Some people call it stuffing, some people call it dressing, I call it heaven on a plate! But seriously, my family calls it stuffing regardless of whether it actually gets stuffed into a bird.
This Sourdough Stuffing with Apples and Bacon was not actually stuffed into a turkey, but feel free to do that if you want. Keep in mind though, you’ll end up with a moister bird if you bake your stuffing/dressing outside the turkey because the breast meat starts to dry out before the stuffing reaches a safe temperature. That being said, I still have a tendency to stuff a turkey because that’s just the way we’ve always done it in my family. It just doesn’t feel like Thanksgiving without dry turkey and moist stuffing! Continue reading →