A Little Bit of Christmas Cheer

I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday this year. The lights didn't go out on Christmas day, so ours was a little less adventurous than last year's, but still very nice. Sean had to work for a few hours Christmas day, which was kind of a bummer. However, we decided to push back Christmas dinner to 5'ish instead of the usual 1 or 2, which made cooking dinner seem less stressful than it had in years past. Or, it might just have been I have one more year of cooking Christmas dinner … [Read more...]

Hearty Mushroom Soup

I'm weird about soups. I like thick and hearty soups, or smooth and creamy soups, but if a soup is in the middle and can't seem to make up it's mind, it doesn't really appeal to me. Cream of mushroom soup seems to be one of those in the middle soups, so I usually stay clear, but this soup is thick and hardy and definitely has my vote. (Whoa, the election has worked it's way into my verbiage? Yikes!) Voting aside, we're supposed to have a cool snap this weekend here in Houston, which has … [Read more...]

Recipe of the Week: One Pot Chicken and Dumplings

There's something about soft, fluffy, doughy bread that I find irresistible. Dumplings are all of these to me and I have always been drawn to them. One of my first encounters with dumplings was at my best friend/next door neighbors house. Her grandmother was visiting and made Polish potato dumplings for dinner and I was hooked. I remember wondering why no one had ever given me dumplings before. I like this recipe because the dumplings are soft and doughy without being too dense and chewy. … [Read more...]

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