Best Ever Beef Stew

Damn Delicious knocks it out of the park again! The flavors in this stew are fantastic. I love the wine, spices, and tomato paste combo. Sirloin steak isn’t cheap, but it does yield a delicious bite of beef so I felt it was worth the money. I followed this recipe almost exactly, making a few…

Creamy Chicken & Sweet Potato Curry

We’re working on eating low(er) carb in this house… and this recipe not only fit the bill but I ate the leftovers for lunch two days in a row. I am told this is normal behavior, however I usually, uh, don’t like eating leftovers. The whole family liked this one so I’ll definitely make it…

Slow Cooker Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

This soup is like a hug. Comforting, warming, cozy. A brief note on my alterations is below the recipe. INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 6 cups chicken stock 1 cup wild rice 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, diced 3 carrots, peeled and…

Apple Bread

This recipe from Genius Kitchen is just what you need for a cozy fall (or winter—it’s snowing here!) day. It’ll warm up your house, your heart, and your belly. Yum. I’ve tweaked the recipe some, so refer back to Genius Kitchen’s page for the original. This yields two loaves, as all good quick bread recipes…

Creamy Tortellini Tomato Soup

I found this recipe online and changed the title to represent it more clearly. Pretty sure I added more broth and cream than it called for, but I followed the rest exactly. Loved the addition of spinach! This soup is delicious, though as I wrote on my blog, next time I probably won’t add tortellini…

Ultimate Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Searing the meat on the stovetop first was the winning step for this pot roast. I also liked that it didn’t call for any creamed soups but still had a lot of flavor. My one troublesome point with pot roasts continues to be finding a cut of meat with enough fat marbling the roast to…

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Very flavorful soup adapted slightly from this recipe. Better than what you will buy at most restaurants. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 yellow onion, diced 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 – 10oz can red enchilada sauce 1 – 10oz can fire-roasted diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained 1 – 15oz can chili beans in…

Kale, Sausage & White Bean Soup

Plucked from Dinner: A Love Story on a chilly night in December when my family needed something real to eat. This recipe is very close to Zuppa Toscana, only a bit healthier as there’s no added cream and we’ve got beans instead of potatoes. 1 onion, chopped 3 T olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced…

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…