chicken pot pie ala the contessa

One day I just know I’ll be palling around New England with Ina, popping into small specialty grocery stores to buy “good dijon mustard,” it’s for sure my destiny. Until then I’ll keep rocking her recipes, but let’s keep the fact that I use store bought (GASP) chicken […]

chocolate swirl cheesecake

My lovely Auntie Kris brings dessert every year for Christmas and she almost always brings my favorite – cheesecake. This year was no exception and since I’ve started dabbling in the confusing-to-me-measure-everything-precisely world of desserts thought I’d give the one she made this year a try for my […]

yee-haw! texas chili!

I decided to cook Texas style chili last night for a dinner party with my best buddies. It’s pretty labor intensive but luckily the recipe calls for one Shiner Bock beer, which leaves you with 11 left to drink. HEY-O. Originally an Emeril recipe with our changes below. […]

curry chicken salad

This probably shouldn’t even count as a recipe since you’re just throwing a bunch of stuff together and mixing, but remember I said I’d be easy on the fancy, heavy on the doable. I like to eat this straight or on crackers, but it makes a great sandwich […]

first goulash

What a freakin’ crazy time of year this is! Between shopping, wrapping, working, cleaning, and trying to eat something other than take out, I decided I wanted to try something different that wasn’t super heavy (holiday treats are making me jiggle) and something that would leave good leftovers. […]

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