Rice Puppies

Who’d like a rice puppy? Here’s how to prepare this crispy treat (from rice farmer Eric Vaught, who I cooked with in episode 705 of Sara’s Weeknight Meals). 1 cup long grain white rice 2 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper 1…


Lemon Caciotta Cheese

LEMON CACIOTTA CHEESE Makes 6 – 8 small servings of lemon caciotta Hand on preparation time: 20 minutes Total preparation time: 40 minutes 1 half gallon of fresh cow’s milk 2 teaspoons of rennet 1 lemon, zested In a medium saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat to 98 degrees…


Sesame Peanut Sauce

Hands-on time: 10 minutes Total preparation time: 10 minutes Makes about 1 3/4 cups 3 medium scallions 3/4 cup smooth unsalted peanut butter 1/2 cup hoisin sauce 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon soy sauce (low sodium, if you prefer) 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil Tabasco or your favorite…