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The Good, The Bad & A Tiny Bit Ugly

By Salvador Mollys | October 5, 2012

Molly’s Dad gets his fill of Film, Food, Flora & Fauna at the Telluride, Colorado Film Festival 7:30 AM: standing in line with 500 other jostling, sleepy film fans, hoping to get a seat at the 9:30 AM world premier screening of Midnight’s Children, an epic new film, while chewing on the remains of yesterday’s…


Sweet Potato Fries

By Salvador Mollys | September 19, 2012

What’s not to like about sweet potato fries? Low in fat, full of flavor, easy to season and dip ….. and ugh mushy! I don’t know about you but I like my fries crispy. So, I’ve been playing around with some different methods and figured out a method and recipe that I like. Give it…


Tex Mex Fajitas Two Ways

By Salvador Mollys | August 23, 2012

Google “Fajita Recipe” and you get 1,470,000 hits in 0.16 seconds. OK, so what the world really doesn’t need is two more fajita recipes, right? Right. But, being as much of an expert as the next guy, (hell,  I’ve been to Texas … multiple times), I know quite a few Texans and Mexicans, and Lord…


Redux Deconstructed Gazpacho with Basil Lime Sorbet

By Salvador Mollys | July 12, 2012

OK, I love Gazpacho. I admit it. Chunky or smooth, with or without garlic, onions, whatever. Every summer, I play with different versions always searching for tomato-based nirvana. This year I have fallen in love with a smooth Gazpacho from the following recipe found in the Culinate newsletter http://www.culinate.com/recipes/collections/Culinate+Kitchen/Soups/Culinate+Gazpacho. (By the way, the website is…


Roasted Corn Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

By Salvador Mollys | May 14, 2012

When the weather finally warms up we all start thinking about cooking and eating outside. One of my favorite ways to keep it simple is to make up a batch of this great side salad ahead of time so I can concentrate on the main course and a beer when my friends show up. Everything…


Cuban Ropa Vieja

By Salvador Mollys | April 17, 2012

“I was recently lucky enough to get to travel to Cuba for a couple of weeks. I had an amazing time and captured as much of it on video and in still photos as I could. This video will hopefully convey a little of the wonder I experienced. The Ropa Viejo recipe below will let…



By Salvador Mollys | January 12, 2012

Molly’s Dad, Rick shares with us a recipe from Southern India. Vada is a savory fritter perfect for a meal or appetizer. Ingredients:1 cup Urad Daal (also know as black lentil or black gram)1 medium red onion finely chopped1 ¼ tsp fresh finely chopped Ginger1 ½ tbl black pepper corns – to taste1-2 green chilies…


Jamaican Spice Bread

By Salvador Mollys | November 14, 2011

A simple, moist, and tasty spice bread recipe that the whole family will love. Jamaican spice bread is best enjoyed with aged Cheddar cheese. Try it on the family this holiday season, you will love it. Ingredients Bread3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour4 teaspoons baking powder2 teaspoons ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/2 teaspoon ground allspice1 pinch…