Donna's Quinoa with Grilled Salmon

Keen on quinoa

Quinoa looks to be gaining in popularity as a trendy food. Let’s keep that going, everybody, because quinoa is incredible and we should be eating it all the time. I truly don’t understand why I had never heard of this stuff until maybe last year. Unless… is this a massive hoax? Was quinoa secretly developed in a lab in 2007 …

What’s the matter, rice? Yeller?

Yellow rice is easy, so I make it all the time. I make it for Bananafish, for Catfish Stew, and for a simple rice and beans dinner, and occasionally without even the beans, just with some grilled chicken or something. Although,  in all seriousness, black beans and yellow rice. It’s where it’s at. Here’s the way. Easy Yellow Rice Serves …

Shrimp Fried Rice

Grandma’s shrimp fried rice tastes authentic, but way better than takeout. She showed me how to make it ages ago, but then I didn’t make any for a long while. As a result, shrimp fried rice is something I always feel as if I’m doing wrong, like I’ve left something out or skipped a step. Sometimes I’m right. Sometimes, the …

Rotelle with Mozzarella and Roasted Peppers

Rotelle seems to mean different things to different people. The photo in my Family Circle cookbook shows pinwheels, but all we ever seem to find in the store is springs. Of course, it’s fine with springs. It’s also great with penne. John prefers it with cheese-filled tortellini, because when we use those, we skip the cubed mozzarella. Chunks of cheese …