When the fall and winter months roll around, people inevitably start searching our blog archives for the same things. Obviously pumpkin, pumpkin and more pumpkin, but also butternut squash and apple recipes. But you know what else we know you’re going crazy for? Soup. With the advent of sweater weather, you—just like us—yearn for hearty, warm pots of soup, including taco soup, simmering away on the stove. There’s something about it that’s just as comforting for the soul as it is for your taste buds. In fact, a good soup is often my go-to when I take dinner to a friend or neighbor. It’s so easy to turn it into a meal by pairing it with a simple salad and a good loaf of bread. Continue reading
This is one of the best stuffing recipes I’ve ever eaten. It’s also one of the few savory dishes I’ll lick the spoon for, and a recipe I’ll undoubtedly pass down to my daughter one day (along with many others).
I don’t know about you, but meal planning has saved my sanity on many occasions. You can’t beat the security of having an extra meal (or two…or more) in your freezer for those super-busy weeknights. And with cool weather approaching, I’m stocking up on fall recipes that feed a crowd—because the only thing better than pulling out a pre-made, hearty dinner is having that dinner produce leftover meals for the next day or two. Continue reading
As much as I consider myself a foodie—and I love trying new and exotic foods—there’s something pretty wonderful about a simple and delicious mac and cheese recipe. Mac and cheese is perpetually popular with my kids, but it’s also one of my own favorite comfort foods. At the end of a long day, there’s nothing better than a bowl of cheesy goodness. This Five Cheese Bacon Mac and Cheese recipe is a huge favorite at our house and gets rave reviews every time I make it!
The thought of trading in flip-flops for boots and sand for fallen leaves makes me realize that I’m just not ready for summer to end yet. While there’s nothing that will make the warm, sunny days never-ending (except maybe a move to Southern California?), I can make sure I squeeze every last drop of fun out of festive barbecues, fresh-cut grass, dips in the pool and all the rest. With that in mind, I’m sharing my most unforgettable, all-time favorite Labor Day recipes. They’re a mix of traditional—potato salad, Watergate salad—and new recipes—zucchini fries, peanut butter s’mores bars—and some others in between, but they’re all guaranteed to make this Labor Day the best in recent memory!
Zucchini has been a longtime favorite veggie of mine, but until recently, I never dabbled with adding it to my baked treats. But I came across more than one recipe for zucchini bread lately and I’m all for getting in a little green wherever possible, so this proved a worthwhile kitchen experiment! The shredded zucchini was almost undetectable thanks to the dark cocoa powder and semi-sweet chocolate, though it added a perfectly moist texture to these Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins.
Do you keep up with your food holidays? No, I don’t mean Thanksgiving or Easter; I’m talking about Blueberry Cheesecake Day (May 26), Pierogi Day (October 8), or, perhaps most important of all: S’mores Day which is August 10th! Sure you could gather around the campfire and cook up the classic, but these require no bug spray! Continue reading