Extra-Special Rice Pudding

Extra-Special Rice Pudding

Long ago, when my daughter was in grade school and my grandma lived with us out in the country, I used to make this rice pudding dish. The original version came from a way-back issue of Cooking Light Magazine and involved a lot of low-fat ingredients that I would not...
Let’s Turn Over a New Leaf…Cookie!

Let’s Turn Over a New Leaf…Cookie!

My daughter’s birthday is March 7. I have come to think about her birth—so many years ago, now—as the first hopeful sign of Spring to come. The day she was born the sun was shining, but I remember it being cold outside (Could it have been snowing?). When the nurses...
Zubi’s Fiesta Cornbread

Zubi’s Fiesta Cornbread

We eat cornbread and polenta often in my house. That cornmeal flavor is a particular favorite of mine—polenta for breakfast, cornbread for dinner and even cornmeal layer cake for dessert! I love the way rich corn flavor plays off other ingredients like maple...