Sausage and Kale Soup for a Cold Night

For the past 2 days, it’s been incredibly cold and blustery here in the DC area. All I want to do in the evenings is curl up under my blanket with a good book and a big bowl of comfort food! So earlier today, I stumbled on a slow cooker Tuscan bean, sausage and kale soup from one of my fellow Twitter foodies, Eating Deliciously. I quickly realized after looking at her recipe that there’s no way I’d have time to make this in the slow cooker and be ready…

Summoning My Inner Julia Child with Coq Au Vin

While vacationing in Montreal for a week, I quickly realized that I love French food! Everything is so simple, yet the flavors are so pronounced and it just reminds me of really good comfort food. So after getting back, I really wanted to try my hand at French cuisine. And who better to replicate than the great Julia Child. I’ve made Coq Au Vin before, but after finding this recipe, I wanted to give it another try, using Julia’s techniques. I changed up the recipe a little bit to suit…

Braised Lamb Shank to Ring in the Autumn

Fall is my favorite season for a variety of reasons, Football is back, my birthday, my wedding anniversary, Halloween and Thanksgiving all happen during this 3 month span! The temperature gets cooler, the mornings are crisp, the air outside is fresh and nothing makes me feel cozier than a great meal from my kitchen. I’ve got a huge list of stews, soups and other yummy items I want to make this season. I wanted to kick off the season right with my very first attempt at making braised lamb shank.…

Bacon Wrapped Eggs for Dinner

My husband has been obsessing over this YouTube recipe for bacon wrapped eggs for quite some time now. So after a pretty intense CrossFit workout tonight, I thought it would be a good treat to make it for him for dinner. Now please leave all judgment aside; I know that eating bacon and eggs for dinner isn’t the smartest idea, but it’s chocked full of protein and we aren’t ingesting any carbs. And it made for a great inspiration to power through the workout tonight! Serving Size: 2 Cook Time:…

Coq Au Vin for a Special Date Night

I’m traveling the rest of the week, so I wanted to make a special dinner before heading out. And this may sound really corny, but I was watching “Leap Year” and the couple was making coq au vin, and it kind of inspired me to try my hand at it as well! I loved the idea of a totally rustic type of dish, and I don’t cook with chicken often enough, so it’s about time I added more poultry recipes to my collection. The combo of the earthy cremini mushrooms…

Chicken and Rice Soup

Tuan is feeling a little under the weather this weekend and I wanted to make something to help him feel better. He had asked for some store bought chicken noodle soup. Well, I wanted to do one better than that and make some home made soup! So I found this really simple and easy chicken and rice soup that looked delicious enough that even I wanted a bowl. And I was super excited about the different herb combinations listed in the ingredients, it sounded like a really hearty and rustic…

Rack of Lamb!!

One of my favorite meats of all time has to be lamb. And I actually think it was a recent discovery, cause I certainly don’t remember eating lamb so frequently a few years ago. But I think it’s one of the perfect meats to throw on the grill and it doesn’t require a lot of work, a few ingredients go a long way with enhancing the flavor of the meat. So tonight, in honor of the warm weather we’re getting, we decided to cook up some rack of lamb with…