Saffron Rice
comfort food / Cook

Saffron Rice

My neighbor, Drew, brought back a GRIP of saffron (as well as several other herbs and spices) from the Middle East on his last visit.  SCORE! This saffron made a gorgeous rice, which was center-carb at our niece’s graduation party a couple of weeks back.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. … Continue reading

Scratch Made Refried Beans
Appetizers / Cheat Codes / comfort food / Cook / Hispanic / One Pot Meals

Scratch Made Refried Beans

Refried beans are a definite food staple in our house.  And making your own are way better than canned since you can adjust ingredients and techniques to your own taste.  Maybe you like your beans hotter, thicker, thinner, chunkier, more garlicy or more bland.  Go for it!  Best of all, these scratch-made beans are easy to make … Continue reading

Homemade Leftover Vegetable Bouillon
Asian / Chump Change / comfort food / Cook / Soups

Homemade Leftover Vegetable Bouillon

I’ve been having a little fun with my food dehydrator lately.  Not a fancy dehydrator but a $30 job that I picked up at a garage sale for $5.  The roots of this dish come from clean out the fridge day.  Sometimes the best foods comes from humble beginnings.  This tasty bouillon was made from some sad-but-not-gone vegetables … Continue reading