Vegetarian Buckwheat and Black Bean Chili

I didn’t realize until traveling to Europe and Morocco, how underutilized whole grains, or cereals as the Europeans call them, are in the diets of Americans. Or the hubby’s and my diet. Barley, millet, rye, buckwheat, farro, whole wheat couscous, whole corn, quinoa, sorghum, whole oats, rice and bulgar wheat are all whole grains. The…

Spice Up Your Game Day With These 12 Wing Sauce Recipes

“Are you ready for some football?” That’s right, NFL football season is here once again and it’s time to worry about having the perfect game day snacks. And no game day is complete without chicken wings, one of the most popular game day foods. Wings are so popular, the National Chicken Council claims, Americans eat…

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…

Chocolate Pancakes Recipe Cooked Cutthroat Kitchen Style

This recipe and blog originally posted on Bags & Biscuits. Hopefully you enjoy the combination of travel story and yummy recipe. One of the running jokes on this trip is that I’m learning to cook “Cutthroat Kitchen style.” If you haven’t seen Alton Brown’s Cutthroat Kitchen, I highly recommend you do. It’s an amazingly funny…

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….