make ahead / reheat, sides, vegetarian

Garlic & Herb Whipped Potatoes

I served these under braised short ribs on Christmas. I went heavier on the red wine and lighter on the beef stock than what I have previously done for braised short ribs, so I will have to post that recipe soon, too. I also made these on New Year's Day using a different flavor of… Continue reading Garlic & Herb Whipped Potatoes

low-cost, soups, vegetarian

Southwestern Tomato Soup

A friend has surgery recently and was really craving a flavorful soup, but it had to be entirely pureed (cheese in the photo was my test bowl - cheese is optional.) At first, I was going to try to make something similar to my chicken tortilla soup, but I didn't have all of the ingredients.… Continue reading Southwestern Tomato Soup

lunch box, soups

Chicken Tortilla Soup

I've always been a huge fan of chicken tortilla soup. This recipe is really similar to the one I made before, but I like the new and improved version a lot better! I didn't have to troubleshoot this recipe at all for being too spicy or salty. This recipe makes a ton (6.75 quart dutch… Continue reading Chicken Tortilla Soup

appetizers & snacks, main courses, pork

Pulled Pork BBQ Biscuit Sliders

Yesterday was a very cold day, and I wanted some comfort food. I didn't feel like chili, and I wanted another excuse to use my Le Creuset braiser. So, yes, the pork really isn't barbecued - it's braised and finished with a barbecue sauce. This is another recipe you could adapt to a dutch oven… Continue reading Pulled Pork BBQ Biscuit Sliders

disaster, in the kitchen, soups

Improvised Two Bean Soup – Saved from Disaster

I ended concocting this yesterday when I needed something to bring to a potluck event. I made potato salad, but I didn't like how it tasted. It ended up turning out fine, but I needed to get something else together in case the potato salad was a total fail. It seemed like my normally stockpiled… Continue reading Improvised Two Bean Soup – Saved from Disaster

soups

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Cold, cold day today, and I spent several hours outside at the barn this afternoon. Soup was definitely a good choice to help me warm up when I got home. Ingredients 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 tbsp Tastefully Simple Wahoo! chili seasoning (or 1 tbsp cumin, 1 tbsp chili powder, 1 tsp paprika, and… Continue reading Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup