Irish Beef Stew

Americans have a curious way of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. We pinch each other if we forget to wear something green, we make green foods regardless if they have anything to do with Ireland, and we adapt traditional Irish recipes to our own taste ....more

French Onion Soup

Is there anything more comforting on a chilly day than a hot bowl of French onion soup? Especially with a thick slice of toasted bread loaded with melty Gruyere cheese and lots of caramelized onions. Continue reading "French Onion Soup" » ...more

Buttermilk Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Here is a favorite recipe for buttermilk biscuits with sausage gravy, updated from the archives, first posted in 2011. It’s from my Alabama-native friend Steve-Anna Stephens, and if anyone knows how to do Southern right, it’s Steve-Anna....more

Colcannon Potato Soup

Have you ever had colcannon? It’s a traditional...more

Skillet Lemon Rosemary Chicken

One of the blessings of our mild...more

Roasted Sweet Potato Soup

There’s been a lone sweet potato sitting in my pantry for the last couple of weeks. Every time I would open the pantry door there it would be, looking at back at me, as if to say, “why don’t you make something with me already?!” I have a habit of buying perishables with the noblest of intentions, only to forget them in the sea of everyday distractions, until they’re good for nothing but compost. Continue reading "Roasted Sweet Potato Soup" » ...more

Valentine’s Day Recipes

May I admit something? I am the least romantic person I know on the planet. I was born on Valentine’s Day and even with that incentive, have never been one for hearts, lace, or pink, though you gotta love those goofy Valentines we used to give each other in grade school ....more

Chocolate Truffles

Please welcome guest author Garrett McCord who is helping us get ready for Valentine’s Day with these easy-to-make chocolate truffles. ~Elise Want to show me romance and sweep me off my feet? Then cook for me ....more

Easy Sautéed Spinach

Popeye was the best thing that ever hit the spinach industry. When I was a kid you couldn’t pay me to eat lima beans or peas, but spinach? I begged for it; we all did ....more

Roast Filet of Beef Tenderloin with Sautéed Mushrooms

There are two kinds of special meals—those that take all day to make and require meticulous attention to detail lest you mess...more