October 11, 2016
Our family stirs up varying debates.
Sometimes topics run deep and introspective, swapping between politics, religion and other politically incorrect table talk discussions, while others, well, they are a debate for debate sake.
Tonight’s debate sparked discussion on chili vs. soup.
You see this delicious and oh, so easy Tex Mex Chicken Chili, er, Soup can be either, depending on how much broth you choose to add.
All I know is that we love it and it’s a great change from the traditional chili. Of course, since we already have our chicken cooked up in bulk and ready to go, this is one of those perfect comfort night meals that is ready to go on a moment’s notice.
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January 15, 2016
There’s nothing like thinking back on your early childhood and remembering the sounds and smells of the kitchen. A good ole fashion beef stew is one of those recipes that sends our scenes swirling, not to mention, it’s whole foods at their finest.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret that may seem kind of odd. I don’t drink, at all…nope, not any alcohol. I just never have, but I do use it to cook with because there’s something incredible that happens when a bit of wine is added to comfort foods. I just wish I liked it more straight from a glass.
A good, homestyle beef stew can have lots of improvisations with seasonings (I used only the basic simple ones), varying veggies and even the wine you choose, but this is a hearty, flavorful meal.
I hope you’ll give this recipe a try and see if it brings back memories of your Mom’s or Grandma’s beef stew.
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Were you a church potluck attender or gatherings that you rack your head wondering what to make? Well, if you grew up in church, or attended family reunions, you probably remember at least one green bean casserole showing up on the buffet table. I’m convinced the French fried onions on top are simply a lure […]
It was 6:15 o’clock last night, and I had no plans for dinner. I looked at the clock and panicked. Time had slipped by in a flurry of “What in the world. It was just 2:00. Where did the afternoon go?” By 6:25, this epitome of all comfort foods dish was heating in the oven. […]