Beef, Bean, and Chorizo Chili and Pecan-Bourbin Tart

These were both right out of Cooking Light, so I’ll just link to them. They were both delicious. The chili has a very hearty smoky-spicy flavor that was nice. Not at all like the chili I usually make, but equally as good. I like the use of stew meat as opposed to ground. Serving sizes […]

Maple Laced Squash Biqsue

I wanted soup (what else is new?) and has no plans for some squash that I had gotten from the farmers market, so I made this. I had recently had a pumpkin bisque with maple at a local cafe that was delicious, so that was my inspiration. This soup was very thick- you might want […]

Honey and Chili Glazed Duck Breast

A few months ago, I bought a duck breast on a whim. I tend to do crazy things like that. I had no idea what to do with it, but this recipe from November’s Cooking Lights caught my eye, so I gave it a try. It was delicious! Also not too bad for a weeknight- […]

Zuppa Toscana

I wish I could say that this was a recipe that was passed down through generations of grandmothers, but it was really more of a “I have some leftover sausage and I want soup…what to do?” I combined bits and pieces from various recipes that I found on the ‘net, and ended up with a […]

Revisiting an Old Recipe

The other day on the way home from work, we were talking about what to have for dinner. This usually isnt’ a great way to go about planning your meal, but somehow the risotto with sausage and broccoli rabe that I made in July popped into my head, and we knew what we would be […]