Pot roast meat with potatoes and carrots and gravy in a bowl
Beef, Main Courses, Potluck Recipes

Red Wine Pot Roast

I was hosting a holiday party for my horseback riding club last weekend, and I needed a recipe that would be a crowd-pleaser but still relatively easy to make. Braising is one of my favorite cooking methods, so a pot roast was perfect. I was cooking for 20 or so people, so my go-to of… Continue reading Red Wine Pot Roast

garlic & herb whipped potatoes
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

Southwestern Tomato Soup
Low-Cost Recipes, 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 Recipes, 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

Lobster Ravioli
Main Courses, Pasta, Seafood

Lobster Ravioli

Usually I'm the person who wants to get in and out of the grocery story as quickly as possible. I know what I want, I know where it is, and that's that. Yesterday was one of those days when I felt like exploring everything, so naturally I ended up with a live lobster in my… Continue reading Lobster Ravioli

Pulled pork BBQ biscuit sliders
Appetizers, Snacks, & Small Bites, Main Courses, Pork

Pulled Pork BBQ Biscuit Sliders

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I receive compensation if you make a purchase using the link (more information). 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,… Continue reading Pulled Pork BBQ Biscuit Sliders

Lunch Box Recipes, Soups, Vegetarian, Weeknight Cooking

Curried Tomato Soup

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a commission if you make a purchase using the link (click here for more information). I've been a lot better about packing my lunch lately instead of going out. I get bored with sandwiches day after day, even if they're different… Continue reading Curried Tomato Soup

Culinary Disasters, 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

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a commission if you make a purchase using the link (click here for more information). 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… Continue reading Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup