Soups Stews and Chilis

Brisket Chili

I love this rendition of a traditional chili, because the brisket gives it such a hearty, homey taste. I also love having chunks of meat in there instead of ground up beef that ends up sort of disappearing as the chili cooks. The key to breaking down the brisket so that it's nice and tender… Continue reading Brisket Chili

Soups Stews and Chilis

Turkey & White Bean Cassoulet

I love dishes like this for the fall time. One pot meals that can use up a number of ingredients in the house, and make doing the dishes a piece of cake. This is a very basic cassoulet recipe, which means that you can throw any vegetables or other ingredients in it that you'd like.… Continue reading Turkey & White Bean Cassoulet

Main Courses, Soups Stews and Chilis

Seafood Paella

I’ve started seeking out tapas restaurants when we’ve been traveling lately. Tapas are Spanish small plates, and you are encouraged to try a bunch of different items, which is my favorite style of eating. Paella is the grand finale- a rice dish jeweled with meats, seafood, and some fresh vegetables. I always enjoy a meat… Continue reading Seafood Paella

Soups Stews and Chilis


Ryan left to go on the road this past Wednesday, which means that I went from cooking for three hungry baseball players and myself to just myself :(. Insert pity party here. Cooking for one is so much harder than cooking for a big group. You either have to decide to eat the same thing… Continue reading Minestrone