Winter squash is one of my very favorite comfort foods for fall, and I'm always looking for new ways to use it when it starts showing up in abundance in the market. This dish of Spiced Couscous with Acorn Squash and Kale from Vintage Mixer also has kale, another favorite of mine. This recipe sounds like a perfect Meatless Monday meal, and for people who love squash and kale like I do, I'd love this as a new Thanksgiving side dish. Becky is using chicken stock, but if you subbed that for vegetable stock, this dish could also be vegan.
I have to admit, Frito Pie is a pretty brilliant idea. Corn chips and chili, with assorted toppings just make for a friendly little meal in my book. Besides, it's a great way to use up the last of that giant vat of 3 Bean Chili you made last week. I know Frito Pie is a popular dish in the south and southwestern parts of this country, but I'd never heard of it until we moved to Taos....more
I've not been happy with the ever-expanding list of recipes I've been trying to keep up for you on the Recipe Box page all this time. It's too much work, and it's hard to navigate. So I chucked it! I found a great little program that turns blogs into digital file books, so I rounded up most of my favorite recipe posts from September 2011, when I started the blog, through October of 2012. If you find it useful, I'll do another one next year! ...more
Thanksgiving is in a three-way tie for my favorite holiday, with the 4th of July and the Christmas season. I start thinking about it in July, but only allow myself to begin talking about Thanksgiving at the end of October.I didn’t always love Thanksgiving, though. I actually kind of dreaded it....more
Last year was kind of a rocky year for me. I was working at a large law firm and going to school to be a paralegal, but I had zero passion for any of it. I knew that I loved cooking and eating as well as nutrition and working out, and wished that I could do something along those line as a career. But what? I toyed with the idea of opening my own restaurant but that didn't really appeal to me....more