Rainbow Mashed Potatoes

serves 4 4 medium size potatoes (red-skin variety recommended) 1 small sweet potato 1 medium size beet ¾ of a medium size red onion 3-4 cloves of fresh garlic 1 cup sweet peas ½ teaspoon … Read More

Citrus Pecan Cranberry Relish

6 cups of fresh cranberries ½ cup of golden raisins 2 oranges, zest grated and sectioned 2 lemons, zest grated and sectioned 1 apple peeled, chopped coarsely 2 cups of firmly packed brown sugar (adjust … Read More

The Kitchen Shrink’s Killer Bruschetta

1 ½ cups of chopped ripe tomatoes 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 fistful of fresh basil, chopped 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice Salt and fresh cracked … Read More

Mole Dip or Chicken Sauce

3 pasilla chili peppers 3 ancho chili peppers 1 teaspoon of ground coriander seed 1 teaspoon of nutmeg 1 teaspoon of ground cloves 1 teaspoon of anise seed 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional) 1 cup … Read More

Couscous — For the Heart and Palate

The French tended to blend into the lives of their colonies, adapting customs, dress and especially foods. Moroccan couscous became a great favorite, and was quickly added to the more exotic branch of French cuisine. … Read More