Posole Verde — or Pozole Verde!

Our dear friend Bruce (aka Great Stone Face) requested posole (sometimes spelled pozole) this season and I had to do it! Posole (or pozole?) is a Mexican pork and hominy stew. It’s simple and spicy and warms your tummy. Like many Mexican soups, posole is typically served with a myriad of garnishes that make up […]

Vegetable Beef Stew

Beef stew is one of the most comforting and rich foods I can think of to have on a cold night. Put it all together in a pot and let it simmer for a couple of hours and you have one of the finest room perfumes known to man, as well. My mom always added […]

Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Relish

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe Video – scroll down for recipe card A while back I made an everything-wilted-goes-in-it soup for dinner and pureed that mother up. You can probably imagine it looked a little on the unappetizing side of things. But then I minced up some radishes, jalapeño, and cilantro and put that on top […]

Beer Beef Stew

Beer Beef Stew Recipe Video – scroll down for recipe card It seems like we ate beer beef stew often growing up. My daddy was a beer-hound (Coors Light to point fingers) but the original recipe came from a woman named Katherine Isbell and I only know this because I found the recipe card in […]

Vampire-fighting Pork Stew

Let me tell you a little story. Once upon a time, like 8 years ago or something, I was twenty-something and I liked to party and take shots of whiskey (or whatever) and sing karaoke wildly and with abandon and at the same time in history, there was a (really very awesome and bad ass) […]

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup Video – scroll down for recipe It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with this site that I-talian food ain’t exactly my specialty. Not to say I don’t like it — I mean what red-blooded American girl doesn’t like noodles and cheese and tomatoes and basil and whatever else Olive Garden orders […]

Chicken Tortilla Soup

I have no idea what to write about this chicken tortilla soup recipe except that it’s the best in the world and you must believe me. Please, do not turn your ear away from the apparent arrogance in my self-serving claim of it being the best chicken tortilla soup recipe in the world and just […]

Chicken and Dumplings

The sky is dreary as can be and I’ve been feeling extraordinarily lazy today, still recuperating from hosting my first complete Thanksgiving dinner, which means I also have a fridgerator full of Thanksgiving leftovers at my fingertips. Given those facts, what could be better than soup with dumplings and all-day movies? Nothing. Without further ado […]

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

The first time I went to New Orleans, I was 18. It was July. I was moving to Boston with my boyfriend and we were taking the long way. We were supposed to camp, but as soon as we pulled into town, we stopped for gas and I tell you the lights over the gas […]