Healthy and Easy: Butternut Squash Soup

This butternut squash soup has become a new staple in our house. I have made it several times now, and as long as the cold weather continues to stick around, this soup will continue to make its weekly appearance. It's comforting, warm, hearty, rich and not that difficult to make. ...more
Colorado Free Spirit My local grocery store carries it in the produce section.more

Laundry Stain Remover

Laundry Stain RemoverFriend/Follow me for more amazing posts and recipes!!Needed:~1 bottle -- 1 jar to mix liquid in.~Dish-washing liquid (I have tried different brands and they all work the same) I used Dawn~Peroxide...more

Wine Jelly Dessert (Auch Weingeleegenannt)

My first taste of wine jelly was amazing; almost heavenly. Wine jelly is made of gelatin, sugar and wine, the last of which is the ingredient that renders its taste so special and memorable. Apparently, this is a type of spread popular among those in the West – a spread served with either crackers and cheese or with berries and whipped cream....more

Spicy Pork, Black Bean & Kiwi Tacos

It’s round two with the legendary Spicy Pulled Pork! Normally I don’t really do these “round 2″ recipes, but these tacos are so great that I had to share. Both of these recipes are great for entertaining a large crowd, so when the weather gets a little better, and it’s time for some margaritas on the patio, you’ll be glad that you have this one bookmarked....more

Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese SoupServes: 6-8Ingredients¼ cup butter1 medium onion, diced1 clove garlic, minced½ cup all-purpose flour2 cups whole milk2 cups half and half2 teaspoons salt1 teaspoon ground black pepper⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 heads broccoli, cut into florets4 cups chicken stock2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese2 cups cooked ham, diced (optional)Instructions...more

Spicy Pulled Pork

This is a first on Cooking in Red Socks! I didn’t grow up cooking pork anything (being Jewish will do that for you), but we always ate it outside the house. I mean, really, who doesn’t love bacon? So I ventured into the world of pulled pork. I didn’t want to make barbeque, so I decided on something a little more versatile. This recipe starts with a Mexican inspired rub. Cayenne, paprika, garlic, and onion start a blend of aromatic and slobber-worthy seasonings. The rub is massaged into the pork and submerged in water, sort of like a pork hot tub....more

Dinner Rolls

Sometimes you just need some soft delicious rolls to put on your dinner table.  This recipe is a must to include in your book and it will definitely become your family's favorite!

St. Patrick's Day Blues

I must admit to being a little homesick today. How could I not be? St. Patrick's Day was always one of my favourite days of the year. As a child it meant a day off school and a brief respite from the abstinences of Lent. In my college years and early twenties it meant finding a pub with good Guinness, music and craic. This day last we were up the Dublin Mountains in Johnnie Fox's eating the finest Irish fare. ...more