Steak Chili to Combat the January Freeze

This steakhouse beef chili recipe is designed to warm you up in the middle of winter. It’s hearty and thick, and the chili works wonderfully with all your favorite toppings. It’s January. It’s cold. Something about the cold, gray days this month always makes me crave soup, but instead of soup, I made chili. The […]

Gingerbread Pancakes for Post-Christmas Blues

Looking for a pick-me-up to kill the post-Christmas blues? These gingerbread pancakes are easy to mix together the night before, just leaving the liquid ingredients until just before tossing on a hot griddle. They’re perfect served with butter and syrup, but add a bit of orange zest and you’ll be in breakfast heaven. I dislike […]

Filet Mignon in Red Wine Balsamic Reduction: Breaking Away from Ham

If you’re getting together for the holidays, there’s a decent chance you’re also planning on eating a large roast of some sort. Break from tradition this year or throw a New Year’s dinner and do things up a bit with a filet mignon in a red wine and balsamic reduction with shallots and mushrooms. Ole […]

Cranberry Pecan Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing: Share Our Strength

Dried cranberries, pecans and blue cheese come together with a slightly sweet poppy seed dressing. This salad is becoming a tradition during the holiday season for us, served at our Christmas dinner. With the mix of sweet and salty, it’s the perfect introduction to the rich foods that follow. I am so honored to be […]

Gingered Clementine and Pomegranate Shrimp

These gingered clementine and pomegranate shrimp make fantastic appetizers or even a quick lunch. They come together quickly, cook even quicker, and then you’re left with tasty little shrimp covered in a sweet and spicy glaze. What’s not to love? Last winter I was involved in this fantastic project that was the brainchild of one […]

Spice it up After the Holidays with Leftover Turkey and Vegetable Curry

This vegetable curry is perfect for using up some of your turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving, or you can make it without the turkey for a completely vegetarian meal as well. Both ways, this meal is sure to satisfy on cold nights in the winter. We had a lovely, quiet Thanksgiving. One that I am thankful […]

Apple Pie Cheesecake: Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef

Food is a passion. I’m not sure that it necessarily comes out all the time as I tell you about the mess my kids and I made, how I have taken to making my own fruit snacks or that I’m making ice cream in the fall, but I hope it does. I hope that you […]