Simple Sous-Vide Rosemary Chicken

simple sous-vide rosemary chicken

As a Christmas gift from my sister I received my favorite new kitchen gadget.  A tool to cook sous-vide. What is sous-vide? If you haven’t heard of sous-vide technique of cooking, you’ve probably eaten it.  It has been a favorite of professional chefs and high-end restaurants for decades.  It’s basically cooking your food using a water bath and it is almost impossible to overcook your food.  In fact, it’s the best way to get perfectly cooked meat. The way it...

Ham and Bean Soup

ham and bean soup

Okay the holidays are nearly over and we can all get back into our routine.  A lot of us have tons of leftovers we’re not sure what to do with.  Well, hopefully you didn’t throw away your bone from your Christmas ham.  If you still have it, I have a solution for you.  It’s a fantastic ham and bean soup that is healthy… especially compared to all the junk we’ve been putting into our bodies the last few weeks. I...

Best Ever Goulash

best ever goulash

Sometimes we find recipes in the funniest places.  This one was found in a doctor’s office magazine.  Pre-Pinterest if you found a recipe, you wrote it down, or ripped it out of a waiting room magazine.  I love goulash and grabbed this up immediately.  And it was so worth it! It does call for plenty of ingredients, but all you need is a good pot and a can opener. Besides browning the meat and chopping your onions and garlic, there’s...

Dad’s Tortilla Soup

dad's tortilla soup

Ok I called this Dad’s tortilla soup, because he originally made this for us.  Who knows where he got the recipe.  He had his favorites and they were his favs for a reason!  From his homemade orange bread to the Mexican caldo, we loved all of his concoctions.  This was no exception.  And we’ve been making it around here for years. You should see my recipe book I refer to when I make this.  It’s a binder I started when...

Braised Brisket and Shallots

braised brisket and shallots

It’s fall!  My favorite season for so many reasons.  The smells, football, cooler weather and of course the food!  It’s so nice to have a cozy sweater on while cooking a nice comfort meal.  One of the first meals I usually cook in the fall is braised brisket and shallots. The first time I made this meal, my family was flipping over it.  The first time I made this for guests, they were flipping over it.  So, I’ve got some...

Pesto Chicken and Zoodles

I have a spiralizer that we’ve been using like crazy.  Zoodles have become a new favorite.  Even the pickiest here in the fam are embracing them.  So, pesto chicken and zoodles have been added to the dinner rotation. Zoodles have a nice texture to them.  Even if you’re a noodle devotee, you’ll be surprised at the nice consistency.  They have a bounce with a slight crispiness.  And incredibly easy to make! The first time I made them I kinda worried...