Smokey Chipotle Chili

This chili makes me happy.  It is spicy and smokey and absolutely perfect.  The chipotle peppers give it a nice depth of flavor you don’t get in your traditional chili.  I highly recommend serving it with the best cornbread ever.  Topping a piping hot bowl of chili with melted cheese, tangy sour cream, bright cilantro,…

Avgolemono Chicken Soup with Orzo

I’ll give you $20 if you can pronounce Avgolemono.  I don’t know how to say it, but I sure know how to eat it.  This tastes like chicken noodle soup got dumped by her loser boyfriend so she took a spur of the moment trip to Greece and never looked back.  It is light, lemony,…

Grilled Salmon Burgers

New year, new me, am I right?  This burger tastes so good you won’t even know it’s healthy.  All you fish haters, take a chance on this, I promise it will not disappoint.  Mom’s, want your kids to get some omega-3s without them knowing?  Make them this, they’ll never know what hit them.  The patty…

Mixed Greens Salad with Grilled Ribeye and Candied Pecans

In a perfect world, this salad would consist of a heap of candied pecans and steak.  That’s it.  Unfortunately, that would be frowned upon.  This salad is all homemade and stupid easy to make, not to mention absolutely delicious.  I highly recommend doubling (or even tripling, hey no judgement here) the candied pecans and bringing…

Oxtail Ragu with Homemade Pappardelle Pasta

This ragu is rich and meaty, perfect for a cold winter day (or a rainy spring afternoon… or a warm summer night… lets be honest, this stuff is good anytime all the time).  Not only is this good with pasta, it is excellent served with polenta or risotto. Photography by Sophie Marie Creative Ingredients 2…

Fresh Pasta

If you are in the mood to get a little creative in the kitchen but you don’t want to make something too challenging, I highly recommend this recipe.  The dough is fun to make, yes it is a little time consuming, but it is so worth it.  Ladies, make this for your man and thank…

Drunken Mussels with Spicy Chorizo Broth

Seafood can be intimidating, not to mention expensive.  Fortunately, mussels are extremely inexpensive and beyond simple to prepare.  The broth for these mussels is so flavorful.  Pro tip: after you devour your mussels, you will be left with extra broth.  Add in the rest of your seafood stock (see, we’re using leftovers, if that doesn’t…

Roasted Chicken with Mediterranean Couscous Salad

If we’re being honest, I almost went to Kroger and picked up a rotisserie chicken to call my own because I didn’t want to spend forever making a chicken.  But alas, I bucked up and roasted my own chicken, and ya know what?  It was super easy and definitely worth it.  The prep takes less…