Hot Tamale Soup

Can I just say that I’m glad that we have a weekend of warm weather to look forward to? Because really, I’m ready to leave the soups behind and get back to grilling. There’s nothing like a bowl of hot soup to warm you up on a cold winter day, though – and this is […]

Chicken Pasta Skillet

When a Costco opened in town not too long ago, I didn’t really think I was missing out on much – after all, my trusty Sam’s Club membership had done me fine all these years, and did I really need a warehouse club membership for someplace that’s a half hour drive from home? So for […]

Cream of Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

On the neverending quest to find soups and stews to warm us up in these chilly days of winter, we ran across this hearty soup on another food blog. We used turkey tenderloins from Whole Foods, which worked like a charm. It was thicker than we expected, but very hearty and filling. We’d make this […]

Best of Fall Lasagna

I lose control a little bit in fall – there’s no rhyme or reason to it, something just comes over me. Before I know it, I have enough winter squash to feed a small army. I guess it’s because to me, nothing says fall and winter cooking like squash. I think it helps that it […]

Fall Pasta Salad

I’ve had the idea of this pasta salad in my head for a while – I wanted to put together a pasta salad that had a bunch of fall ingredients in it, like winter squash and pepitas and apples. This is my first try, very vegetarian, but it’s missing something. Paul says bacon or something […]

Apples & Thyme: Mom’s Low & Slow Pot Roast

It’s time again for Apples & Thyme, the food blogging event that celebrates the recipes we’ve learned from our mothers and grandmothers. This time I’m going to focus on my mother. Unlike me, she doesn’t experiment that much with cooking, having a dozen or so staple dishes that she makes really well, with the occasional […]

Swedish Meatballs

I absolutely love Swedish meatballs, and have for years – but as easy as they are to prepare, I’ve never actually had them from scratch. With the aid of a recipe, were were able to duplicate a recipe that’s at least as good as any other we’ve had. We’d definitely make it again, although next […]

Spicy Honey Brushed Chicken Thighs

I find myself drawn more and more to recipes with boneless skinless chicken thighs rather than chicken breasts – I think it’s because even without skin, the additional fat in the chicken meat does wonders for mouth feel. And with this particular recipe, the glaze created by the honey mixture almost recreates skin – you […]