Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

I must be completely honest: I have attempted to make chicken noodle soup four times and failed horribly. I added way too many noodles and not enough broth almost every time, oversalted one test, completely forgot the salt in another – it was a mess! Since my husband has been working late, cooking on demand has become a challenge when […]

Vegetarian Chili

Scene: a wintry, blistering cold Saturday evening, huddled inside our home sans plans (thanks, pandemic), with bellies rumbling for some warm, hearty food. Enter: this “throw all of the leftover veggies we have in the dutch oven with some tomato sauce and pray it tastes good” kind of chili. The actual intent for Saturday’s dinner this past weekend was to […]

Chipotle Beef Stew

There are a few traditional, classic meals that throw me off when I think about making my own version, for virtually no other reason other than “well my version can’t possibly be good, right?” It is really a very silly and irrational thing to think, but beef stew (along with the tuscan chicken recipe I have) scared me the first […]

Barbacoa (Steak) Quesadillas

Day number 49723.6 of quarantine during this global pandemic, and here we are, staying at home, cooking up a storm, and watching reruns of reruns of The Office. Days are blending into the next, and with each day passing a small glimmer of hope appears. I continue to think about the families who lost all their income, the students who […]