Pork Shoulder Ragu

I tried this recipe after a recommendation from our friends Lindsey and Bethany. It’s a good one! Getting it in the oven on time was my biggest challenge, but after that, it’s SO SO simple. Great flavor & hard to mess up, this one’s a winner. 2 to 2 1/2-pound boneless pork shoulder roast 1 small…

Broccoli Cheese Soup

This recipe provides a great baseline for a delicious broccoli cheese soup to share among friends. Suggestions on the Allrecipes.com page included increasing the broccoli and the cheese, and using half and half instead of milk. Mess with the ingredients on your own to come up with a combo that suits you! Ingredients 1/2 cup butter…

Chicken in Coconut Milk with Lemongrass

Another recipe in the Koselig Cooking series, this is a good one if you’re a fan of Thai flavors.  Serves 4 to 6 1 whole roasting chicken (3 to 4 pounds) Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cinnamon stick 2 whole star anise 1/2…

Taco Seasoning

This recipe is endlessly adaptable. Your family likes their tacos hot? Add more red pepper flakes (we like it mild, so I only add half). Like it salty? Double the salt. Don’t like cumin? Use less or leave it out. You get the idea. The base amounts here makes about 3 tablespoons. In tacos, I like…

One Pot Pasta Bolognese

This recipe is a keeper (thanks, Morgan at Host the Toast!) and is particularly well-suited to hosting a larger gathering of friends or family. Or, if you’re like my family of three, it will serve leftovers for a few days afterwards. If you’re replacing the tagliatelle noodles with fettucine—heads up—you might add a few minutes…

The Best Chicken Soup

A quick recipe search for cold-fighting chicken soups yielded this one. I used it as a guideline in my Koselig Cooking series and the flavor was absolutely perfect. I skipped the alcohol and greens this time around and instead included almost a cup of rice. It’s easily adaptable. 2 Tbsp coconut oil Salt and pepper…

Carnitas

A few years ago when I dislocated my shoulder, my friend Chris brought us these carnitas. Now, it’s perfectly, perfectly welcome and wonderful when you are bringing someone a meal to drop it off at their home with directions on how to heat it up or freeze and prepare it later or the like. In…