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Arroz con Pollo

This is a recipe my mom created and has made for our family since I was young. It is a one pot recipe that makes a simple yet hearty meal. The combination of saffron, rice,...

Classic Lemon Meringue Pie

This is my dad’s favorite pie. There are lemon people and chocolate people, and he is a lemon person, so I love to make this pie for him. The lemon filling is bright and fresh,...

Roasted Tomato Soup

It has become a tradition of mine to make this tomato soup at the beginning of the rainy season. As the weather shifts and our summer crops wind down, I love to capture the marvelous...

Mrs. Hart's Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting

This is my great-grandmother’s chocolate cake recipe. I was never able to meet my great-grandmother, but I have learned so much about her by studying the recipes she has handed down for birthdays, anniversaries, and...

Ribeye Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

A bone-in ribeye is my favorite cut of steak, and I love grilling for special occasions. It is well marbled, flavorful, and the ultimate classic cut. Chimichurri sauce is one of those condiments that you...

Walnut Cake with Browned Buttercream Frosting

In our area, there are many walnut groves. The funny thing about walnuts is once I start eating them, I can’t quite stop. I developed this recipe to celebrate the sweet fragrance of fresh walnuts...

Butter-Lettuce Salad with Avocado Buttermilk Dressing

As spring sets in upon the ranch I find myself craving lighter meals like salads, but I also find that made at home salads can become monotonous and frankly boring. That’s why I love this...

Strawberry Shortcake

During strawberry season, I often make strawberry shortcakes around the same time that I make my classic strawberry jam to put up for the year, because I like to use the fresh jam in place...

Ricotta Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

  These cookies, made with ricotta, are a treat that my mother used to make when I was little. The cheese gives these sweet cookies a wonderful, tender texture that is a hit with everyone...