Hot Roasted Garlic Black Bean Soup

Hot Roasted Garlic Black Bean Soup

  I had a conversation recently with some friends about soup. Specifically, several people couldn’t believe I made my own soup when there are so many good canned versions available.   I’m not going to try to tell you that a good pre-made soup doesn’t exist,...

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Cajun Cheddar Biscuits

Cajun Cheddar Biscuits

  If you’ve ever made a pot of soup or chili and wanted bread to go with it, but realized you have none, you have two options. Run to the store and get some, or make some yourself. (I guess three options if you count...

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Roadside Roasted Veggies

Roadside Roasted Veggies

  Roasted veggies are one of my favorite side dishes. Roasting turns almost any vegetable into another food entirely. It makes them sweeter, more tender, and gives them a nutty, caramelized flavor that really can’t be beat.   I often roast vegetables with...

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Spicy Chicken and Herb Omlete

Spicy Chicken and Herb Omlete

  Eggs are one of those foods that can be boring if you don’t take a lot of time to think about what you’re doing with them. And, let’s face it, when most of us eat eggs, it’s in the morning after we’ve just woken up, so there’s not a lot of thinking involved....

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Everyday Pot Roast

Everyday Pot Roast

  Cold weather is also known as pot roast weather to some people in my family. Pot roast is comfort food king — slow-cooked, melt-in-your-mouth, stick-to-your-ribs kind of food.   It also makes the best leftovers, and some might say it tastes better the next...

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