One of my New Year’s resolutions is to be better about blogging! I’ve done so much cooking from Thanksgiving through Christmas and have posted things on Instagram, but haven’t caught up with you on here! So here are some highlights from my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, and kind of a repeat, but with other goodies on … More Holiday Cooking Highlights!
Even though it seems like summer just keeps hanging around, it felt like there might be hope for fall weather this weekend, so I made some chili!! Chili is so easy and there are no right or wrong ways to do it. I want you to feel comfortable doing chili any way you like it! … More Chili Season!
I am waaaay behind on posting on here!! You know how life’s distractions just get you going in all sorts of directions? Well, such is life!! But I’d like to try and get better about my posting on here (please also follow on Instagram, as I post lots of pics and bits all of the … More Hanger Steak and Roasted Veggies
During this past year of acquiring pandemic toys, I secured an electric smoker from a neighbor who was giving it away and since then, I’ve had a good bit of fun with it. I wanted to go big this time – smoking a big hunk of meat big. I had a significant task here, the … More Smoked Brisket
Went with the classic surf and turf for dinner last night, steak and lobster! I’m sure a lot of people ended up making their Valentine’s dinner at home this year since going out is a bit challenging, but I truly enjoy making special meals like this. I thought about it all day and was excited … More Valentine’s Dinner: Surf and Turf
About 2500 miles turned on my new RV’s odometer during our road trip from Maryland to the southernmost point of the US in Key West, Florida. And oh what a time it was!! So much more about the journey than the destination. During a time when travel is so limited by the global pandemic, we … More RV-ing it to Florida!
It’s time for some warm, comfort cooking! I had some short ribs that were perfectly up to the task! I didn’t quite have time for a full braise, so I decided to try them in the Instapot. I rubbed some black truffle rub on the ribs (I usually go with boneless) and got some truffle … More Truffle and Red Wine Short Ribs!
My new pandemic toy – an electric smoker!! Not quite as big as my last one (the RV), but super cool and this one was free!! A neighbor was doing some spring cleaning and just didn’t want it anymore, never really used it, and I was like, um, sure I’ll take a smoker!! It fit … More Smokin’ It!!
I wanted to get a couple trips under my belt before I wrote on here about my new toy, just in case I didn’t like it. Well, I don’t like it…I love it!!! I spent a couple weeks intensely researching Class B RVs, which are essentially cargo vans converted into awesome mini-homes!! My research led … More “Go”-ing by RV!
As you know, I love repurposing leftovers and oftentimes they come out even better then the first dish. The other night, I had a good bit of leftover grilled chicken. This was the first dish – nicely grilled chicken quarters with grilled peppers, shrooms and tomatoes and it was delish. But the next show was … More Grilled Chicken Tacos