Recipes

A collection of family favorite recipes created or curated over the years.

Pico De GalloBy Rita's KitchenThis isn’t a meal, but it’s yummy. Oh, I absolutely love Pico de Gallo—the freshness of tomatoes, the clean flavor of cilantro, the cool, crisp wonderfulness of it all. Here’s the most important thing I learned about Pico, the tomatoes are only one part of the ultimate product. The jalapenos, the cilantro, the onions—they require equal billing with the tomatoes to make Pico de Gallo work.
Jalapeno DipBy Rita's KitchenDips are one of my absolute favorites! And this Jalapeno Dip has the most perfect spicy, tangy combination that will make you want to make it everyday!! YES, it really is that good!
Gourmet Mushroom RisottoBy Rita's KitchenAuthentic Italian-style risotto cooked the slow and painful way, but oh so worth it. Complements grilled meats and chicken dishes very well. Check the rice by biting into it. It should be slightly al dente (or resist slightly to the tooth but not be hard in the center). A new Easter dish - picture will be added later.
Pickled Eggs (Beets, Rosemary Garlic, Dill and Veggies)By Rita's KitchenPickled Eggs are an appetizing and mouth-watering, ready-to-serve snack made from hard-boiled eggs preserved in vinegar and brine. They are wonderful and have a tangy combination of sweet, sour, and salty. This is what makes it so versatile and can be served in many ways. This recipe is not "Picky husband approved", and he will not try them.
Bok Choy with Garlic and Chilies (Pair with Miso Salmon)By Rita's KitchenSteve and I watched a cooking show online for Mizo Carmelized Salmon and Bok Choy as a side dish. Very different, very flavorful, can get a bit too hot (spicy) if you are not careful. A nice dish for a special occasion. We also served with rice on the side.
Creamy Au Gratin PotatoesBy Rita's KitchenThe creamy cheese sauce and the tender potatoes in this classic French dish combine to make a deliciously addictive experience. It's a great side dish with a roast pork loin or beef tenderloin. Add a green salad and French bread. To avoid lumps in your sauce, add the milk just a little at a time as you stir the flour and butter. Experiment with different cheeses for variety.
Deviled EggsBy Rita's KitchenThis classic deviled eggs recipe uses mayo, mustard, sour cream, and a collection of seasonings that makes these the BEST deviled eggs you'll ever eat! https://www.browneyedbaker.com/deviled-eggs/
Sweet Potato Fries (4-6 servings)By Rita's KitchenThese addictive seasoned "fries" from Mark Bittman are actually baked, but we promise you won't miss the grease. The spice mix – garlic powder, paprika, salt and black pepper – can be used on regular potatoes as well (you'll just need to increase the baking time a bit).