List: 10 Soups to Get You to the Holidays
Comfort Food / Fall Recipes / Holiday Food / Recipe Round-ups / Soup

List: 10 Soups to Get You to the Holidays

The holidays are coming for us, and they’re bringin days and days of incredible food, decadent sweets, and hard-earned naps.  No shame here, the holidays only come once a year and we should enjoy them, and all of the delicious treats they bring, while we can. However, leading up to the holidays, we may want to take … Continue reading

Cook: Guinness Braised Beef Short Ribs with Mashed Potatoes
Beef / Comfort Food / Entrees / Fall Recipes / Holiday Food / One-Pot Meals / Potatoes / See Hatsie Cook / Sunday Dinners / Vegetables

Cook: Guinness Braised Beef Short Ribs with Mashed Potatoes

I bought myself a birthday present. I bought this beauty of a braiser; it’s huge, it’s heavy, and it’s orange!  I had been wanting one for a really long time, and knew that I wanted it to be the second piece I would add to my life-long Le Creuset collection.  When I just happened to stop into the outlet … Continue reading

Cook: Gorgonzola + Potato Soup
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Cook: Gorgonzola + Potato Soup

I think it’s safe to say that it’s officially soup season.  It’s been soup season up here for a while, but I’ve even heard from my Texas friends that it’s finally getting cooler down there, which means I can share this soup, encourage you to make it, and not have to make any disclaimers about … Continue reading

List: 8 Make-Ahead After School Snacks
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List: 8 Make-Ahead After School Snacks

School is well under way.  There’s a brisk breeze in the air.  The leaves are starting to turn vibrant shades of orange and red and yellow, and come 4:00pm, we’re hungry.   I’m not much of a snacker, but when I was teaching, I would come home at 3:30 and be starving.  Not wanting to ruin … Continue reading

Cook: Skillet Stuffed Jumbo Shells
Cheese / Comfort Food / Fall Recipes / Italian Food / Pasta / Quick and Easy / See Hatsie Cook / turkey / Weeknight Meals

Cook: Skillet Stuffed Jumbo Shells

Italian food is simple.  There’s no denying it–good ingredients combined simply to provide simple comfort.  It’s why it’s one of my favorite cuisines. When you can make simple food even simpler without sacrificing taste, like cutting out a few steps and a few dirty dishes, it’s even better.  True, there is a time and a … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Soup with Crispy Bacon
Bacon / Comfort Food / Entrees / Fall Recipes / Healthy Choices / Low Fat / One-Pot Meals / Potatoes / See Hatsie Cook / Soup

Sweet Potato Soup with Crispy Bacon

Don’t be mad at me.  I’m writing about soup in July.  I know! But if we can, for a moment, focus on the health benefits of soup versus the hot, comforting, not at all seasonally appropriate nature of soup, you’ll see that soup actually can be enjoyed in the height of summer.  Particularly when you are … Continue reading

Cook: Tropical Island Granola
Breakfast / Fall Recipes / Fruit / Healthy Choices / Mailing Food / Salty Sweet / See Hatsie Cook / Vegetarian

Cook: Tropical Island Granola

This granola is designed to transport us to somewhere sunny and warm.  It’s designed to remind us that those places exist, even.  It’s designed to provide health and sustenance and just enough hope to get us through this excruciating winter. Studded with tropical standbys like coconut, macadamia nuts, and dried bananas, it’s a teeny tiny … Continue reading