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

Cool: Angel Hair with Broccoli and White Beans
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Cool: Angel Hair with Broccoli and White Beans

I love pasta.  There’s never a time when I’m not in the mood for pasta.  I like it in all forms, with all sauces.  It’s my favorite. The only problem with liking pasta as much as I do, is liking pasta as much as I do.  It’s no secret that a big pasta dinner isn’t … Continue reading

Cook: Skillet Braised Mustard Chicken Rice Bowls
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Cook: Skillet Braised Mustard Chicken Rice Bowls

At the end of what I hope was a fruitful and relaxing Saturday, you may be getting ready for a night out and not at all thinking about what you’re going to eat on, say, Wednesday night after a long day.  Good for you.  Keep at it. Come back here, though, when you get there. … Continue reading

Cook: Quick and Easy Pizza Sticks
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Cook: Quick and Easy Pizza Sticks

Some may say that this isn’t cooking.  That putting together a string of already made things doesn’t count as a recipe.  That opening a few cans doesn’t constitute “home cooked.” I would submit though, that in the heat of the Holidays, when we’re making lists upon lists of food to prepare and gifts to give … Continue reading

Cook: Pizza Bagels, 4 Ways
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Cook: Pizza Bagels, 4 Ways

  Last night I made beer braised short ribs and they were delicious.  They were also definitely grown-up food.  Fancy short ribs and fancy potatoes with fancy plating. What I’m writing about now though is completely opposite of that and honestly I don’t remember the last time I was more excited about dinner.  Remember pizza bagels? … 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