Homemade Rice-A-Roni Recipe

Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco Treat, was invented in 1958 by Vince DeDomenico, the son of an Italian American businessman. It was inspired by a pilaf recipe given to his sister-in-law by an Armenian immigrant. A boxed convenience food consisting of vermicelli combined with long grain rice sautéed in butter and then simmered in water mixedContinue reading “Homemade Rice-A-Roni Recipe”

Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Who knew making homemade cranberry sauce was this easy? Why have I been buying the canned stuff all these years? Seriously, the first part of this recipe is just the same as making simple syrup, like you would for mixed drinks, then adding in the whole cranberries and cooking them until they burst. Then youContinue reading “Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe”

Cock-a-leekie Soup Recipe

Ingredients 4 pounds chicken thighs, bone in, skin removed 10 cups water 1 onion, chopped 3-4 garlic cloves, chopped 1/3 cup barley 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed chicken broth 7 leeks, sliced 2 stalks celery, thickly sliced 2 carrots, sliced 1 sprig fresh thyme, chopped 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoonContinue reading “Cock-a-leekie Soup Recipe”

Mince and Tatties Recipe

This traditional Scottish dish has become the main course at our Burns Supper each year, since the sale of haggis is banned in the United States*. The second time we made this we couldn’t get peas due to the quarantine, so we added celery, which we liked so well that we didn’t even miss theContinue reading “Mince and Tatties Recipe”