Brown Rice

Brown rice is now one of my favorite dishes. After reading the nutritional benefits from the link below, I don’t believe that I will cook white rice again.

The flavoring of the ingredients that I added with brown rice makes this recipe a keeper.

Read the link below and try my recipe.Let me know if you’ve tried better tasting brown rice.  Enjoy!

  • 1 ½ cups brown rice
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth (I used canned)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ lemon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter or ghee
  • 3 garlic cloves, very finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cilantro, finely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Add chicken broth, salt, and butter to a medium saucepan, bring to a boil
  3. In the meantime, add rice, garlic, lemon pepper, and cilantro to a medium size baking dish with a lid
  4. Remove broth from heat, pour over rice mixture and stir
  5. Bake for 1 hour
  6. Remove from oven and fluff rice with a fork

Twist: Cilantro, lemon pepper, garlic and chicken broth

Recipe adapted from Alton Brown, Food Network  


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Eggplant Parmesan

I believe that I clipped this recipe from The Houston Chronicle over 20 years ago, and it’s definitely a keeper. However, if you’re the type of cook that would like to get out of the kitchen pretty fast, you may think that it’s too time-consuming.

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Sautéed Cauliflower

Cauliflower contains many nutrients and is a very good source of vitamin C and manganese, which are both powerful antioxidants.

The consumption of cauliflower has also been studied for its cancer-preventing potential. This, on top of the fact that it is versatile and just plain delicious, makes it a very good snack food!

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Tuna Lollipops

Psst. . . . Before you stop grilling outdoors, try these tuna lollipops!

This is a delightful appetizer that I shared in 2011. In case you missed it, I’m re-posting my recipe.  Once that you give it a try, let me know how it came out. It was very easy and a lot of fun.

As always, please share your twist.


  • 12 Bamboo skewers that have been soaked in water
  • 2 – 6 oz. Yellowfin tuna steaks (cut into cubes)
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil
  • 1/2 cup toasted sesame ginger seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • Salt to taste Raspberry Wasabi Dipping Mustard


  1. Preheat grill to medium heat
  2. Cut tuna into cubes
  3. Coat tuna with peanut oil
  4. Sprinkle with lemon pepper and salt
  5. Insert skewers
  6. Press sesame seeds on all sides of tuna
  7. Coat grill with oil
  8. Grill on medium-high heat for about 1 minute on each side

Serve with dipping sauce

Twist: Toasted sesame seeds with ginger Toasted Sesame Seeds with Ginger

Raspberry Wasabi Dipping Mustard or Robert Rothschild Ginger Wasabi Sauce


Glorious Morning Muffins

Glorious Morning Muffins
This recipe is adapted from General Mills (Gold Medal Flour).  The taste is very similar to carrot cake without the cream cheese.  The muffins are simply smashing!

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Stone Baby Back Ribs

These ribs were baked in my stoneware.  They came out so moist and tender.

Don’t forget to remove the membrane from the ribs so that the spices and tomato sauce will penetrate to them!
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PDQ Potatoes

These PDQ (pretty darn quick) potatoes are a “go to” sometimes when I’m cooking in a rush.  They make a great side dish. Several years ago, my sister showed me how she cooked potatoes in the microwave.  The potatoes were very good, simple and quick.

As I recall, she added a little dried dill weed, about an inch or two of water, a little butter, and salt and pepper to some russet potatoes. She covered the bowl with plastic wrap and microwaved them for about 15 minutes.  To me, this was amazing because I don’t generally use my microwave to cook.

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