Sausage, Kale, and Potato Soup a la Hannah

The Pioneer Woman is the source of this recipe, as is true for many many good recipes.  And a friend pointed us towards this recipe in particular.  It’s like our friends know we love eating or something.  Nice friends. But I call it mine because I made one HUGE change to this recipe.  Where PDubs…

Tomato Soup Love

A long, long time ago, I lived in Texas.  One of the many benefits of living in Texas is that you have easy access to the La Madeleine restaurant chain.  A chain of restaurants might seem like a lame thing to miss, but it is much less lame if you’ve actually eaten at a La…

Rainy Days and Comfort Food

If my birthday dinner theme was butter, today’s overall theme is a terrified dog at home.  Poor terrified dog.  Peanut doesn’t like rainy days.  I’ve tried to tell him that the house will keep him safe (99% of the time), but I think that 1% chance of the house flying away in a storm causes…

Comfort Food + Health Kick

Mondays require special food sometimes, and last night was no different. But what’s a girl to do when she’s trying to be healthy and craving warm, hearty food? Last night, my solution came in the form of spaghetti bolognese. It has quickly became my favorite take on spaghetti, and when combined with spaghetti squash instead…

Post-Holiday Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

After returning from Christmas in Colorado with family (tasty food post to come from our CO adventures soon, I promise), my first act in our house was to try to clean up our kitchen.  Somewhere along the line, I forgot how nice it is to start cooking in a kitchen with clean counters and no…