Month: December 2014

Dark Beer Chili

After all that fancy Christmas food I was craving something super basic and reasonably healthy. I had a bottle of Maumee Bay Total Eclipse left from a dinner party in November that I was saving for something like this. The

Corn Bread

This was made to go with the chili recipe that follows in a separate post. Nothing fancy but pretty good stuff. Cornbread Ingredients  6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus butter for baking dish  1 cup cornmeal  3/4 cup all-purpose flour

Beet & Chia Smoothie

Since it can’t always be about Christmas Dinner, today included a hefty workout and a vegetable filled recovery drink. Ingredients 1 beet 1 banana 2 tbsp black Chia seeds 2 scoops French vanilla whey protein filtered water. Process Blend until

Chocolate Velvet Cake

Cake has always been something that has intimidated me. I’ve tried some in the past with equal measures of bravado, great ingredients and solid recipes only to end up with a lumpy sticky mess of a thing that may have

Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Cream Sauce

Three dinner parties in three days left us starting with something different today; BLT’s for lunch and the creamy chicken dish that follows. Cool thing with the cream sauce… I’m used to making more béchamel style sauces, this was a

Aleppo Pepper-Roasted Pork with Shallot Vinaigrette

Eddie & I have a long history of having friends and family over to our home for dinners and parties. We were grateful to enjoy the company of my cousin and her husband, a coworker and a former coworker all

Beef Bourguignon

Just before our Texas years Eddie & I lived in an old Columbus, Ohio suburb called Clintonville. Very college town professor style complete with a thriving Community Co-Op, which is currently endangered, not half a block away from our home.

Peach Jalapeño BBQ Pumpin Soup

My cousins husband recently gave us some of the wonderfully crafted sauces and vinaigrettes he’s always posting on FaceBook. Having stocked the freezer with freshly baked pumpkin through October in addition to making fresh vegetable stock on a regular basis…