Garlicky Collard Greens

November 28, 2013

So okay, I will admit, for a very long time I thought the only way to prepare collard greens was the southern way – stewed for like DAYS (okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration) in an intensely flavorful, salty broth that involved ham hocks and a whole lot of love. A few years back I discovered […]

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Eggplant Relish

October 6, 2013

Okay, so before we get any further, let me reassure you that this is in no way related to that bright green pickly goop you put on your hot dogs.  (Though this eggplant relish *would* be fantastic on a hot dog, just sayin’)  I’m calling it an eggplant relish because… well, I don’t know what […]

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Lazy Comfort Food: Chicken and Broccoli Rice

October 2, 2013

Listen, I have nothing against those Lipton Sides things (you know, rice or pasta, seasonings included, just add water and butter).  But every now and then I think… you know, it’s not that hard to make for real, and then at least I can pronounce most of what I’m putting in my body.  I’m also […]

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Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

August 11, 2013

I feel like so many people are intimidated by chocolate dipped strawberries because they’ve heard the stories about how hard it is to work with chocolate, or they just automatically think – “eek, it’s candy, it’s too complicated” when really none of that is true. Yes, chocolate can be temperamental, but if you go gently […]

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Sweet Potato and Corn Hash

August 3, 2013

I was over at a friend’s house for dinner last night, and she was kind enough to let me raid her kitchen and iron-chef us a quick and simple dinner.  And, really, who am I to turn down sweet potato?  Oh, and just to note – there are NO measurements or amounts in this recipe […]

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Slow-Cooked Turkey Chili

July 28, 2013

I have a very unhealthy relationship with turkey chili.  It’s one of my favorite things ever, and I pretty much crave it all the time.  So I figured it was about time I actually figured out a recipe for it.  So chili is a very touchy subject for many people, depending on whether you like […]

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Summery Panzanella

July 14, 2013

This is a great salad for a hot day, when the thought of turning on any cooking appliance just makes you want to flop into a pool and stay there until the winter freeze.  All you need is some patience and a knife. The goods: vine-ripe or heirloom tomatoes, chopped.  I leave them in fairly […]

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Chicken Tortilla “Soup” – Slow Cooker Style

July 14, 2013

So Rachael Ray has this term she uses: “stoup.” It’s a soup that’s thick enough to be a stew.  I like that.  Broth-y soups are great, but honestly, if the soup is my entire meal (which it often is) then I want it to have some body, have that “stick to your ribs” kinda feeling. […]

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Braised Chicken Thighs, Reduced Red Wine and Brown Butter Sauce

June 2, 2013

Okay, so this one a) sounds a heck of a lot more complicated than it really is, and b) is a result of me making too much of one thing and trying to use it up. So, some time ago, I had made some spinach and mushroom crepes and served them with a red wine […]

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Super Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip

March 17, 2013

Not much preamble needed here – it’s spinach, artichokes, and gooey creamy goodness. The Goods: 1 big package of fresh baby spinach (I honestly don’t remember the size – I want to say around 10oz, but it’s the big plastic box in the premade salads section.  And hey, this recipe is pretty foolproof, so feel […]

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