Roast Chicken Stuffed with Cranberries, Apples, and Sweet Potatoes

What's for dinner tonight? Try this simple roast chicken stuffed with cranberries, apples, and sweet potatoes! Via Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

        A couple of years ago, I created one of my favorite dishes ever: Sweet & Savory Sweet Potato Stew. As it turns out, the combination of sweet potatoes, apples, cranberries balances beautifully with savory sage. This recipe takes that flavor combination and… well… stuffs it in … Continue reading

Persian Spice Stew with Summer Vegetables

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    If you know me at all, you know I don’t play favorites. I don’t have a favorite season, fruit, or vegetable. I try to enjoy each season as it passes, and enjoy the foods of each season in their time. But I’m not going to lie: From the … Continue reading

Turkish Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding / Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

This recipe makes a rich, delicious rice pudding with a Middle Eastern flair… and is adapted from one of my favorite Middle Eastern cookbooks, Arabesque: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon. Please note that this post may contain affiliate links. When you begin your shopping through an affiliate link, the … Continue reading

Easy, Quick, and Frugal Beans & Rice

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One of my favorite answers to “What are we having for dinner?” is beans and rice. It can be ready in a half-hour, it doesn’t require me to have remembered to thaw anything, and it can use fresh or frozen and home-canned ingredients, depending on the season and what I … Continue reading