Monthly archives: December, 2014

Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

The other day I made a pot of red beans and served it with rice.  It was the first time I had made them since I was pregnant with TAB and went into labor after eating them. I haven’t been able to eat them since then.   But I had a bag of red beans


Homemade Mexican Chorizo

Ever since I moved away from California I have had trouble finding good Mexican chorizo in the grocery store.  Mind you it’s a fairly common ingredient, yet very hard to find.  In fact, here in good old Connecticut, I can only find chorizo-flavored soy sausage crumbles.  LOL.  I don’t know why it’s so hard to


Hot Cheesy Bacon Dip

Two of my favorite things.  Cheese and Bacon.  Bacon and Cheese.  Combine it in a dip, bake it in the oven and you will be in heaven!  Maybe it’s a little decadent.  Maybe it’s a splurge.  But honestly, there’s nothing better than a little indulgence every once in a while.  And if you don’t eat


Sunchoke Hash

Sunchokes.  Also known as Jerusalem Artichokes.  Also known as fartichokes.  LOL.  The funny part about writing a food blog is that you pick up lots of useless knowledge that you may have otherwise never known.  So the other day I was in the super market and happened upon a bunch of sunchokes.  And on a


Pesto Turkey Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup warms the soul!  And so does turkey noodle soup!  And even better, turkey noodle soup is great for using up Thanksgiving leftovers.  Hah.  Normally KB is not the biggest fan of turkey noodle soup, therefore, I usually only make it once a year after Thanksgiving.  He’ll eat it when I make it


Slow Cooker Pot Roast

It doesn’t get any more comforting than a pot roast that has been slow-cooked all day.  Of course when the weather turns gloomy and soggy (like it has been), I enjoy making comfort food, especially in my slow cooker.  I throw a bunch of ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning, turn it on,


Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

So the other day I was craving Thai food.  And I didn’t really feel like going to get takeout.  And we rarely ever go to a Thai restaurant for a sit-down meal.  So I decided to whip up a pad thai at home.  The only problem was, I didn’t have the normal rice noodles and


Turkey Sausage and Butternut Squash Chili

You might find it a little bit weird, but we are having a heat wave in Connecticut.  I mean, beginning of December, it’s supposed to be cold and have snowed at least once, right?  Today was a high of 63 degrees.  I was sweating.  Now, don’t worry, I’ll still complain when the temperature drops and