Braised Short Rib Stew with Creamy Gorgonzola Polenta and Swiss Chard

Braised Short Rib Stew with Creamy Gorgonzola Polenta and Swiss Chard

This braised short rib recipe is the most delicious, comforting and cozy meal for the winter months. Trust me!You'll find comfort in every bite of this meal.It's it every shred of the tender beef that's falling off the bone.It's in every slice of caramelized onion, and in the soft, sweet carrots.There's … [Read more...]

Tex Mex Macaroni and Cheese

Tex Mex Macaroni and Cheese

This Tex Mex Macaroni and Cheese is creamy, rich, hearty, packed with delicious, bold Mexican flavors, and is comforting beyond belief! We all probably have a ton of Christmas leftovers.  And we can surely keep eating them, and even create new recipes with them, like my Spiced Cranberry Muffins.However, delicious … [Read more...]

Persimmon-Grape Udon Salad with Ginger Miso Dressing

Persimmon-Grape Udon Salad with Ginger Miso Dressing -- A picturesque seasonal salad that's packed with fall fruits and a dressing that's out of this world!

A picturesque seasonal salad that's packed with fall fruits and a dressing that's out of this world!  I'm not sure who (or what, I suppose) the star is here, the grapes, the persimmons, or the dressing.  I think they all have lead roles, and the noodles, lettuce and other ingredients are excellent supporting … [Read more...]

French Onion Mushroom Casserole Recipe

French Onion Mushroom Casserole Recipe - It's like the best bowl of French Onion Soup you've ever had, only in the form of a casserole. It's the top of the soup -- the perfectly toasted French bread, the melting Swiss cheese, the caramelized onions, and all of the hearty, warm flavors of beef, garlic and mushrooms.

Imagine the best bowl of French Onion Soup you've ever had, only in casserole form.  The perfectly toasted French bread, the melting Swiss cheese, the caramelized onions, and all of the hearty, warm flavors of beef, garlic and mushrooms.Creative and comforting food for casual entertaining.  That's what I do -- here on … [Read more...]

Kimchi-Bacon Fried Rice and Eggs Recipe

Kimchi-Bacon Fried Rice and Eggs Recipe - This is the end-all comfort food!

This is the end-all comfort food! With both creamy and crispy textures, this fried rice is also exploding with flavors -- from spicy and tart to smoky and rich, it'll absolutely knock your socks off! "With rice at your house at all times, you can always find a way to cook for yourself or others."  -- Roy ChoiThis … [Read more...]

Top Twenty Smoky Chipotle Recipes

Top Twenty Smoky Chipotle Recipes - From muffins and casseroles to soups and French fries, these 20 recipes are full of the utterly delicious, smoky and spicy flavor of chipotle chile peppers.

From muffins and casseroles to soups and French fries, these twenty recipes are full of the utterly delicious, smoky and spicy flavor of chipotle chile peppers.Over the past few years, I've written over two dozen recipes which are made fabulous with the use of Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce.  Chipotles are jalapeños … [Read more...]

Chipotle Bacon Brisket Chili Recipe

Chocolate Chipotle Smoky Bacon Brisket Chili Recipe

This is not a sponsored post. Melissa's Produce sent me their Steamed Red Kidney Beans for recipe testing. Precooked, with a super smooth texture, they're a delicious addition to this chili.  All opinions are my own, and as always, I only work with products I like and want to share with my readers."When you're … [Read more...]

Hatch Chile Season 2015!

Hatch Chile Season 2015

'Tis the season.  You know how it goes, "winter, spring, summer, hatch, and fall."I've been celebrating this joyous culinary season for the past four years, and I'm happy to have created about a dozen Hatch Chile recipes to show for it.  Here's one of my favorites -- Roasted Hatch Chile & White Peach … [Read more...]

Summertime Garden Party Menu

Summertime Garden Party Menu

photo credit: shepaused4thought.com Isn't it so hard to slow down?  To make time for yourself?  To do something just for fun?  It sure is for me, and when I do it, it never fails to remind me that I should make a bigger effort to do it more often.   Last week I had the most delightful time with some of my favorite … [Read more...]

Bacon-Onion Heirloom Tomato Pizza Recipe

Bacon-Onion Heirloom Tomato Pizza Recipe

Let's just go over what's going on here . . .This pizza starts with my Grilled Gluten-Free Pizza Crust, which is made with olive oil.  Gluten-free or not, you'll love it!The crust is sprinkled with thin layer of my favorite Kerrygold cheese, Dubliner.  Yum!Added to that is an absolutely delectable bacon-onion … [Read more...]