Sticky Sweet & Spicy Turkey Meatball Poppers

These caramelized meatball poppers come together in a flash. Finely grated onion keeps them ultra moist and tender. Ground turkey keeps them on the lighter side. Sweet and a little bit spicy, these mini meatballs are anything but boring. The sticky honey glaze, cozy cumin and spicy harissa (or sriracha), give them a Moroccan flair. … Continue reading

Moroccan Chickpea Tagine

Moroccan tagines are beautifully fragrant stews made with key spices and whispers of saffron. The French are very fond of them. I make a lot of tagines! To my delight, a French woman once wrote to me to say that my tagine recipes are some of the best she’s ever tried. This vegetarian version is … Continue reading

Moroccan Chickpea Stew with Tomatoes & Warm Spices

Moroccan tagines are savory stews made with spices and vegetables. A bit of a departure from the usual fare,  these stews provide you with welcoming warmth and intoxicating aromas. They  make for good eating.   Chickpeas are simmered in a light tomato sauce infused with several spices. This is no ordinary beans and rice dish. Smoked paprika … Continue reading

Pasta with a Light Tomato-Basil Cream Sauce

The inspiration for this sauce came from Pioneer Woman’s creamy tomato sauce. I used her suggestion of canned tomato sauce instead of canned whole peeled tomatoes. Tomato sauce has more body than most other choices which is a good thing here. From there, I veered off in my own direction, using light cream instead of … Continue reading