Cook: Silky Smooth Winter Vegetable Soup
Cheese / Comfort Food / Entrees / Healthy Choices / One-Pot Meals / Potatoes / Quick and Easy / See Hatsie Cook / Soup / Vegetables / Vegetarian / Weeknight Meals / Winter Recipes

Cook: Silky Smooth Winter Vegetable Soup

  Here are some things I’d like to tell you on March 2nd: 1. I start a 10-week online writing course today and I’m really excited about it.  The aim of the class is to get the students writing every day.  We’ve got 4 assignments per week and have to turn one in at the end … 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: Browned Butter Chocolate Potato Chip Blondies
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Cook: Browned Butter Chocolate Potato Chip Blondies

  I make a lot of assumptions here.  I assume that since you’re here, you’ll read what I have to say.  I assume that you’ll trust me enough to make some of the recipes I post, or try to visit some of the places I visit.  I assume that all of you out there are … Continue reading

Cook: Classic Roasted Chicken
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Cook: Classic Roasted Chicken

I have had a complex about Roast Chicken that stems from trying to cook a 6 pound bird with little to no cooking experience, about 2 weeks into blogging.  It was a disaster, it was messy, and it didn’t taste good. That said, I was craving good roast chicken this week.  Not rotisserie chicken, although there’s nothing … 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: Low-Fat Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Cheese / Comfort Food / Entrees / Healthy Choices / Low Fat / One-Pot Meals / Potatoes / Quick and Easy / See Hatsie Cook / Soup / Vegetables / Vegetarian / Weeknight Meals

Cook: Low-Fat Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli cheese soup is a classic.  It’s (mostly) universally liked, and why shouldn’t it be?  Most of the time it’s cheese soup with a little bit of broccoli.  Sign me up. That said, broccoli cheese soup is most of the time so loaded up with cheese and cream that it completely negates the healthy habit … Continue reading

Party: Braised Pork with Fall Vegetables + How To Throw a Holiday Dinner Party (And Stay Sane!)
Comfort Food / Holiday Food / One-Pot Meals / Party Food / Pork / Potatoes / See Hatsie Party / Sides / Sunday Dinners / Tips / Vegetables / Winter Recipes

Party: Braised Pork with Fall Vegetables + How To Throw a Holiday Dinner Party (And Stay Sane!)

I have dreams of being the ultimate hostess.  In my head I throw elaborate parties with DIY photo booths, fun themes, and beautiful and delicious food.  There’s floral arrangements and appetizers and everyone has fun and no one is stressed.  In my head there’s music and laughter and cute little striped paper straws.  And a … Continue reading