Category Archives: Homemade

Recipes to comfort your soul when escapes are not possible

Glazed Sweet Potato

This is a comforting classic for me, because it comes from my mom’s kitchen.  Again, another of her simple, delicious recipes.  After trying it, you will not want to have sweet potatoes in any other way.  The delight starts with the sweet smell coming from the oven while the sweet potato is roasting and caramelizing. […]

Italian Cheesecake with Raspberry Topping

The original recipe for this luscious, irresistible, baked cheesecake comes from my friend Alexandra.  The first time that she prepared it for us was like ten years ago, and we all loved it.  I still remember that we tried to make a copy of the recipe, but the printer had run out of ink!  No smartphones at that time for a quick snapshot. […]

Perfect Basic Rice

 

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I would have never thought that I would be writing on how to prepare plain rice.  But recently my son’s girlfriend encouraged me to do it, because she found it so good!  It is a simple, easy method that I have been using to cook rice since the appearance of the microwave in our kitchen, i.e. many years ago!  So many years that today I am not sure if I can prepare a moist and fluffy rice like this on a stove or in a rice cooker … […]