Raisin and Spice Brown Rice

  Scrumptious spice combination! The raisins get very plump and moist, and contrast beautifully with the spices.  There is an excellent balance of sweetness and the celery brings a delightful crunch. This reminds me of a dish a co worker used to make, he is from Afghanistan and the rice he would bring in was laced…

Croque-Monsieur & Corn Maque Choux

How sad it is that upon returning home from France I choose to make a decidedly French meal. I love this hearty sandwich, that when we were traveling in France I had quite a bit. Brunch or supper, this croque-monsieur has the charm of a small French bistro in each bite, throw an egg on…