Herbed Rice

Herbed Rice

We recently got a new rice cooker.  It is a zojirushi rice cooker and it is freaking awesome!  and I wanted to expand our repertoire of rice dishes beyond just white long grain rice.  So I decided to come up with a new recipe that would utilize the rice cooker but impart a ton of flavor.  So I substituted the water for chicken broth and then added herbs and onions to enhance the flavors. This was some of the tastiest rice I have ever made.

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Mushroom Crostini

We have been looking for a quick and simple party appetizer. So Dana and I, immediately thought of bruschetta and/or crostini. What is the difference? Well it all has to do with the bread. Bruschetta comes from the Italian word Bruscare which means to “roast over coals”. Basically it is toasted slices of wide Italian bread. Not what we think of in America, but lets go with it. Crostini is the toasting of smaller bread slices, typically a baguette. This is what we think of as Bruschetta in America. Oops, I have been wrong all of my life. Well that stops here. Check out this Mushroom Crostini.

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Herb Roasted Chicken

Herb Roasted Chicken

Sometimes a little visit to the store will inspire you.  In this case it was a brief encounter with a roaster chicken at the local Food Lion.  I was strolling through the aisles looking for some inspiration when I saw it.  A $2 chicken.  It immediately hit me.  Time to make a roasted chicken!  Dana … Read moreHerb Roasted Chicken

Garlic and Herb Roasted Potatoes

Garlic and Herb Roasted Potatoes

I love potatoes. The fabulous tubers are always on my mind when it comes to side dishes. I was looking through my portfolio of recipes and realized that I have never roasted potatoes. That has to change. So I diced up some potatoes, chopped up some herbs, minced some garlic and made some of the … Read moreGarlic and Herb Roasted Potatoes