10 Authentic Brazilian Recipes for the 2016 Olympics

With the 2016 Olympics opening in Brazil on August 6th, I thought it would be fun to cook a Brazilian dinner for opening night. After peeking through my recipes, I realized I have never cooked any Brazilian food. I’ve eaten it in restaurants, but never cooked it at home. I find that a little sad, since…

Beef Tagine and the Differences Between Tagine and Couscous

Eating Moroccan food in Morocco was an eye-opening experience. Tagine is NOT served with couscous. Couscous is a different dish. Tagine served in the Western world is actually couscous. Tagine is NOT served with couscous. They are not the same dish. Nor are they served together. They even cook in different types of cooking pots….

Slow Cooker Cooking: Sausage and Fennel Cassoulet

Staying inspired for cooking from the hotel room, is a bit challenging because of the limits of not having my arsenal of spices, knives, pots, pans and of course a full-size fridge. It is a challenge I have enjoyed since it forces me to use my crock pot more. I love the taste tests at…

Slow Cooker Cooking: Cubano Sliders

It is another addition to the hotel cooking series using the slow cooker. This addition brings a slow cooker version of the famous Cubano in the form of a slider. Version being the keyword, because while being completely yummy this version does not compare to the beautiful Cubanos I have had in Florida. It came…

Slow Cooker Cooking: Crockpot Jambalaya

I am continuing the slow cooker series from the hotel room with a nice warm and spicy pot of jambalaya. Jambalaya is perfect for warming up the soul and body after a cold day outside in the wintertime. I also know plenty of people who will eat it in the summer but I find foods…