This Mexican Rice rivals any restaurant, is so easy to make at home and the perfect side for all your Mexican dishes! It’s light, fluffy, and infused with perfect spice and flavor. The key to great and authentic Mexican Rice is basmati rice, fresh vegetables, herbs and spices. For a change, try adding black beans or grilled corn. Perfect by itself, or layered in tacos, burritos, enchiladas. Olé!
Oh Mexican Rice, how do I love thee?! Let me count the ways! Just like Homemade Salsa, Salsa Verde, Guacamole or Pico de Gallo are served on the side of every Mexican meal, Authentic Mexican Rice is perfect all by itself, or on a plate alongside Burritos, Fajitas, Enchiladas and Tacos. All too often, homemade versions are either bland, dry or mushy. Not this Authentic Mexican Rice! It's filled with the perfect blend of spices and fresh vegetables that bring it to life!
Our family obsession with Mexican food easily makes Cinco de Mayo our favorite food holiday of the year! Taco lovers are taking on the horse racing fanatics this weekend, and it's going to be a delicious war of the favorites - a full Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo weekend celebration. Today I'm sharing ten of our favorite Cinco de Mayo recipes to help you create a fiesta to remember!
Fresh Strawberry No-Bake Cheesecake is the perfect springtime cheesecake - light, creamy and just bursting with fresh strawberries in every silky-smooth bite. Not only pretty and pink, but so incredibly easy to make! It's no wonder this is a family favorite for birthday celebrations. If you like strawberries, you are going to LOVE this lightly sweet and perfectly pink Fresh Strawberry No-Bake Cheesecake!
Is there anything more wonderful than super moist, spiced Carrot Cake stuffed with a Sweet Cream Cheese Filling and drizzled with sweet and tangy Orange Cream Cheese Glaze? No raisins or pineapple in this tender and epic pound cake! Perfect for Easter and spring celebrations!
When I was putting together my menu for Easter Dinner this year, this was the first thing that went on the list! One of our springtime favorites, this Carrot Cake is loaded with flavor, super moist without being oily, and spiced to perfection with hints of vanilla bean, orange, pecans, and a silky sweet cream cheese filling. This is the Carrot Cake that bunnies dream of!
Never again will you be buying an expensive store-bought Honey Baked Ham! This family-favorite holiday ham is a perfect combination of sweet and savory. I always serve extra glaze on the side – the flavor is so wonderful that you will want to drizzle a little extra on top of your ham during dinner, or serve on ham sandwiches the next day The sweet and spicy glaze is perfect on a hickory smoked spiral-cut ham, slow-cooked and so moist - perfect for a special holiday!
Paska Bread is a traditional sweet European Easter Bread - a traditional brioche dough, enriched with egg yolks and sugar, and studded with raisins. Homemade bread is so good - and this Easter Bread is something special! I'm lucky to have friends that are Polish and Ukrainian that love to bake as much as I do. Now I'm sharing the heirloom recipe with you too!
Is there anything more wonderful than creamy, fluffy mashed potatoes? You can always drizzle with butter or a savory gravy, or add roasted garlic, or onion & chive cream cheese for something different - but for a crowd, there is nothing better than plain and simple Perfect Mashed Potatoes. Perfect for both holidays and everyday dinners!
These are the mashed potatoes that dreams are made of - amazingly creamy, silky, fluffy and smooth, with just the right amount of richness and an incredibly delicious flavor.
There are Classic Deviled Eggs, and then there are Not-So-Classic Deviled Egg variations. Always a summertime favorite, Deviled Eggs also make their way to Easter dinner and holiday appetizer parties at our house. Perfect hard boiled eggs + a perfect creamy and silky filling = Perfect Deviled Eggs every time! Sprinkle with fresh chives or herbs for a fresh, pretty and delicious bite of yum!
These Simply Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes are everything a cupcake should be – moist and pillowy soft crumb and packed with delicate vanilla flavor in each bite…easy, simple and perfect! A simple and classic Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting is all you need to top these with. Swirly and twirly, perfectly wonderful - another family classic!
There are a few basic cake recipes that everyone needs to have under their belt, and this recipe is a crowd-pleasing favorite. Topped with perfectly sweet and fresh Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting just takes these to a new level of "The Best I've Ever Had..."
These tender and sweet vanilla cupcakes are better than bakery cupcakes, and so easy to make at home! The vanilla flavor is perfect in every way - using either pure vanilla extract or pure vanilla bean paste. For perfect results, this is one recipe that I highly recommend weighing the dry ingredients for if you can.
Every time I bake these up, everybody goes crazy! So simple, so easy, so perfect!
We love these extra saucy Asian-inspired Ginger Soy Noodles with bell peppers, sweet onions, and edamame, and an addicting sweet and spicy ginger and soy sauce. This healthy, vegetarian and gluten-free dinner is easy to make and ready in less than 15 minutes – these are a family favorite every time I make them and great for leftovers!
These Simply Perfect Chocolate Cupcakes are everything a cupcake should be - moist and packed with tons of chocolate flavor in every bite. Easy. Simple. Perfect! A simple and classic Vanilla Buttercream is all you need to top these with. Swirly and twirly, perfectly wonderful, and just made for sprinkles and parties. Another family classic!
There are a few basic cake recipes that everyone should have in their repertoire - White Cake, Yellow Cake, Angel Food Cake, Cheesecake, Banana Cake, and the perfect Chocolate Cupcake. This is the only chocolate cupcake recipe you will ever need - so moist and flavorful, easy to make, and perfectly delicious. With a simple Vanilla Buttercream that will never go out of style, and one that everyone adores. Simply perfect!
The only thing that might be better than old-fashioned Banana Bread is homemade Banana Bundt Cake! Moist and tender banana cake with a buttery brown-sugar and vanilla bean flavor and a perfect crumb. I top with Vanilla Bean Buttercream for special occasions, or drizzle with a simple Brown Sugar Glaze. SO GOOD for a lazy breakfast or a simple dessert for a family dinner, or topped with sprinkles for a baby shower or springtime party!
This recipe produces a perfect Banana Bundt Cake. After trying lots of recipes, I've discovered the best ratio of ingredients to bake a moist, dense and flavorful banana cake. With simple and wholesome ingredients, this recipe will be your new favorite too! To prevent a ruined bundt cake, follow the baking time and temperature closely!
Prepare yourself for a fabulous Irish Dinner! With a sweet and savory glaze, this rich and flavorful Corned Beef with Apricot Dijon Glaze is so easy to make! My secret? Tender corned beef is simmered in ginger ale before cooking to remove the excess saltiness, and then slowly simmered in Guinness Stout, more ginger ale and tender onions and spices to create the most flavorful corned beef ever. So moist and tender that it just pulls apart with your fork. Perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration or a cold winter night!
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