Crisped Cous Cous with Roasted Shrimp and Veggies

During these dark winter nights, I get really sleepy and don’t feel like cooking a big meal. But because it’s cold outside, I still want to eat something warm and comforting with a lot of flavor. I frequently turn to simple meals like this one- meals that use ingredients I tend to have in my kitchen and require minimal effort. To make this cous cous, preheat your oven to 400ºF, and begin preparing your vegetables. For 3-4 servings, cut 1/2 … Continue reading

Presto Pesto!

Without pesto, I might never have started a love affair with my food processor. You see, my first food processor was very tiny. I think my aunt and uncle got it for free from a casino(?). It was cute, but it was just too small to make pesto. I had to make it in batches, and I could never figure out how to divide the ingredients. So I got a bigger food processor, and now I’m in love and use … Continue reading

Flavorful and Filling Split Pea Soup with Ham

When I was home for the holidays, my mom got me a HUGE ham bone from Honey Baked Ham. It had so much meat on it, I couldn’t believe it. Fortunately, I happened to have a bag of split peas in my cabinet that had been languishing without a purpose for most of their little lives. So split pea soup it was. And what a success it turned out to be! I have no real interest in having any type of … Continue reading