Arroz Caldo (Filipino Chicken and Rice Porridge): Review of The Adobo Road

Filipino Chicken and Rice Porridge, Arroz Caldo, is a warming, homey comfort food dish. Similar to Chinese congee, it is all about the garnishes. The publishers sent me a copy of The Adobo Road in exchange for an honest review. Affiliate links have been used in this post to link to items I am discussing.

Arroz Caldo (Filipino Chicken and Rice Porridge) garnished with tomatoes, cilantro and lime

I have always wanted to try congee, but have never found a recipe I liked quite well enough to actually make it. Congee is the Chinese word for a comforting rice porridge, often eaten in the morning or when you are sick, garnished (in contrast to the west) in a savory manner. … 

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Moroccan Influenced Chili with Chickpeas and Minted Couscous

The flavors of Morocco make for an excellent twist on traditional chili, and it can be made in a slow cooker. Affiliate links are used in this post to link to items I am discussing.

Moroccan Influenced Chili with Chickpeas over Minted Couscous

Sorry for the silence! It has been a crazy week. Conferences (which means baking or cooking for the teachers, in addition to meeting with them), Sammy’s birthday and then her birthday party with her friends, various appointments… just one of those running around like a chicken with your head cut off kind of weeks. … 

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Spider Infested Chocolate Chip Cookies: #CreativeCookieExchange

These Spider Infested Chocolate Chip Cookies are easy–even for the fine motor skill impaired, i.e., me, and are a big hit with the kids! 

Spider Infested Chocolate Chip Cookies: an easy Halloween treat!

I apologize for essentially sharing the same recipe 2 months in a row, but the theme this month for Creative Cookie Exchange is, you guessed it, Halloween! And holiday cookies, especially Halloween cookies, are often more about decorating tricks than actual flavor anyway…. 

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Maitake Mushroom Tikka Masala: Review of Shroom

Creamy, tangy, decadent tasting yet vegetarian, this wild mushroom tikka masala with peas is delightful–both innovative and authentic tasting. A copy of Shroom was provided to me by the publishers for the purposes of an honest review. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links have been used in this post to link to items I am discussing.

Maitake Tikka Masala: a creamy and tangy traditional Indian curry made vegetarian with assorted wild mushrooms

Never have I been so happy to see a cookbook on the list of fall releases for of a group of publicists that I work with (if you are curious, in this case The Lisa Ekus Group). The minute I read about Becky Selengut’s Shroom: Mind-bendingly Good Recipes for Cultivated and Wild Mushrooms I knew I wanted it. You guys know how I feel about mushrooms (be still my beating heart)…. 

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Butterscotch Pecan Bundt Cake with a Salted Caramelized White Chocolate Glaze: #BundtBakers

A Butterscotch Pecan Bundt Cake is indulgently draped with a Salted Caramelized White Chocolate Glaze for Bundt Bakers this month. The theme is, you guessed it, Caramel! Affiliate links were used in this post to link to items I am discussing.

Butterscotch Pecan Bundt Cake with Salted Caramelized White Chocolate Glaze

This cake had a rocky path on its way to my site–and hopefully your bellies. It broke in half and stuck in the pan. And it stuck in a way that made me think maybe user error… but I am not sure and if so I have no idea what the error was. And guys, it is delicious…. 

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