Cranberry Herb Brussels Sprouts

Cranberry Herb Brussels Sprouts

Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean you can’t add festive touches to winter dishes, especially if they fit in with a new year of eating healthy. I almost always find myself with a few random things in my pantry after the holidays are done.  Usually it’s...
Chicken and Mushroom Wild Rice Soup

Chicken and Mushroom Wild Rice Soup

I don’t know about you, but there’s a (short!) time in the new year that I enjoy. The busyness and chaos of the holidays have died down. The cookies are gone. And no one is asking you for anything. It’s usually cold outside, at least where I am. All of these things...
Pumpkin Spiced Steaks with Parmesan Peppercorn Butter

Pumpkin Spiced Steaks with Parmesan Peppercorn Butter

While a good steak doesn’t need much in the way of accompaniments, there are certainly ways to make them more exciting. One is a seasoning blend you wouldn’t expect. Enter pumpkin pie spice — it’s not just for pies. The robust blend of cloves, cinnamon, and warm...
Seared Pork Chops with Sautéed Apples

Seared Pork Chops with Sautéed Apples

I love apples but only tend to eat them in the fall and winter. It’s not because they’re not available — I can get 20 varieties of apples at my local supermarket at any time of the year — they just seem more like a cold weather food to me. So, I find that a lot of my...
Instant Pot French Dip

Instant Pot French Dip

  Chillier nights means it’s time to get out the Instant Pot. I know it doesn’t heat up the kitchen too much, but it just makes the best cold weather foods. You know what I mean — soups, stews, and roasts. It makes what was once an all day affair into something...