Poblano Black Bean Chili with Cilantro Avocado Cream

Poblano Black Bean Chili with Cilantro Avocado Cream #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

Mildly piquant Poblano peppers add kick to this full-bodied black bean beef chili recipe with a cooling cilantro and avocado cream on top. We woke up in Narnia. Snow had cascaded down from a dark midnight sky and left a soft white blanket that covered the ground and coated the trees. The grey mountains of […]

Cayenne Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce: On Cleaning

Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

Succulent steak spiced with fiery cayenne is accompanied by a cooling, tangy chimichurri made with parsley and cilantro both, as well as the sharpness of a fresh-squeezed lemon. Temperatures dropped this week. If you live to the east, you’re feeling it now. A wicked wind cut through gloves and coats, stinging any visible skin with […]

Caramelized Shallot and Gruyère Quiche with Rosemary Crust: Comfort Food

Caramelized Shallot and Gruyere Rosemary Quiche #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

Sweet caramelized onions dance with creamy Gruyère in velvety egg custard with a bit of tangy yogurt all nestled inside a flaky rosemary crust in this easy quiche recipe. That hour when the sun starts to whisper its goodbye sends pinkish rays streaming through the kitchen window, bouncing off the surfaces and bottles, casting sharp […]

When You’ve Gotta Gumbo: Smoked Sausage and Shrimp


A hearty, stick-to-your-ribs recipe for gumbo stew, packed full of smoked sausage, shrimp, okra, and served over rice. There is something you should know about me. I am slowly going insane because I used “gotta” in the title above. Gotta is not an appropriate way to say anything, but “When You Have to Gumbo” is […]

Barbacoa Tacos and Bonus Chili


A smoked and slow roasted barbacoa recipe, Americanized only by the use of a smoker and a readily available chuck roast cut. A bonus chili recipe from the roasting sauce is included. I’ve spoken before about how our family’s cooking activities have “ruined” certain convenience items for us. In many cases, the recipes or techniques […]

Homemade Basil Pasta + Blendtec Giveaway


How to make homemade pasta dough with basil from scratch using a Blendtec Twister Jar (plus, I’m giving one away). The basil here is used similar to how you would make spinach pasta dough rather than just mixing in minced herbs, which results in a green-colored pasta and a strong but not overwhelming basil flavor. […]

Easy Fresh Vegetable Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce from Bluebonnets and Brownies


A recipe for an easy creamy tomato sauce with a vegetable-loaded pasta from Amber of Bluebonnets and Brownies. If you’re reading this, it’s a sure bet you love Shaina. I think she’s pretty phenomenal, myself. When I think back to the first time I met her, at BlogHer Food in 2010, (I swear, I thought […]