Boneless skinless chicken breasts are a mainstay of warm-weather grilling. They’re virtually fat-free, are pure protein and if you compare the price per pound with some other proteins, are still fairly affordable. However, if not cooked properly, this part of the chicken can be dry and rather ho-hum.
The word “cassoulet” in the title of a recipe might evoke an image of a complex, multistep recipe that requires many hours of work. Some cassoulets can even take days to prepare; however, a cassoulet need not be that complicated. In the end, it’s basically just a bean casserole.
This Tex-Mex twist on the classic beans and rice combo was inspired by our October trip to Austin, Texas. Hope you enjoy!
The combination of beans and rice to make a meal is shared by cultures around the world. When combined, these budget-friendly food staples form a complete protein. Mexican-style chorizo, which is called for here, is different from Spanish chorizo. Both are made from pork, but Mexican chorizo is raw while Spanish chorizo is cured and smoked.
Here’s a special summer-night meal that can be prepped ahead and baked while you and your dinner partner enjoy a glass of sparkling Prosecco.
Caprese salad is a quintessential salad of summer with fresh mozzarella, vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh basil, salt, freshly cracked black pepper and drizzled with a good extra-virgin olive oil.