winter

Clean and Spicy Asian Greens

I just got back from 3 days of eating my way through Dallas. There are so many adjectives I can and will use to describe my trip. Filling is the one that pops up first. I loved this trip, a gathering of food writers who were invited to see what exciting culinary happenings were taking …

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Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes

If you are like me, after Thanksgiving you have a couple of cans of pumpkin the in the pantry that didn’t make it into the pies. This is excellent news. And this is the reason that when Food Network asked our merry little band of #ComfortFoodFeast bloggers to hit the topic of pancakes, I knew …

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Spinach-Parsley Pesto

I love pestos for their versatility.  Having a little jar of pesto in the fridge means you can perk up a soup, make an appetizer, dress up a simple piece of chicken or fish, all in seconds.  The most basic, traditional pesto usually involves basil, Parmesan, olive oil, sometimes nuts, and salt and pepper.  But …

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Barbacoa Beef Chili

Okay, those Barbacoa beef tacos were good, but there’s still a lot leftover….that was not unintentional. Here is a glimpse inside my Machiavellian brain…..I wanted to make a beef chili, but I wanted to figure out how to get some serious flavor into the meat BEFORE it even met up with the beans and other …

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