Butternut Squash, Kale and Brown Rice Casserole

Here comes another great fall-inspired casserole to solve all your ‘what to cook for dinner’ problems. That’s the great thing about casseroles- they’re easy to prepare, and everything bakes up together so nicely to create a well rounded, hearty meal. This time we’re loading up with fresh butternut squash, kale, brown rice, Italian chicken sausage,…

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Couscous with Pine Nuts and Feta

I never used to keep couscous in the house. Not for any reason in particular, it just wasn’t on my radar (I’ve been having too much quinoa). Now that I am playing around with it, like in this Couscous Salad Recipe, I’m realizing how much a grain can inspire different flavors. I love making a…

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Couscous Salad

Currants are at their peak season this time of year and I wanted to show off their bright, tangy flavor in a healthy new recipe. I also wanted a hearty salad to go along with my broiled lamb kabobs. I chose couscous because it’s so easy to make, (if you can boil water, then you…

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Chicken Enchilada Rice Casserole

Weekend planning complete! I’m a huge fan of enchiladas; it’s the first thing I look for on the menu of a Mexican restaurant, (okay, second thing- after margaritas). I love the idea of pairing the bold and cheesy flavors of an enchilada with a comforting rice casserole. As long as you’re willing to heat up…

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Rice Pudding

Add cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg to make this quick, creamy, stove top rice pudding. This tastes just as good chilled as it does warm. I tried using whole milk, which made it a bit creamier.