Ham & bean soup

After a long hiatus, I am back! But don’t worry – I HAVE been cooking..and baking. Definitely baking. You know how it goes: you start making something, get caught up in dishes/doing other things around the place, and you suddenly realize you are starving. Before you know it, your entire dish is gone. Vanished. Done….

‘Sweet’ Sloppy Joe and BBQ baked beans

This was one of the very first meals I remember making for Justin and myself. It was also around the time when I was just starting to learn how to cook, so I admittedly didn’t really know how to make my own barbecue sauce. Even if it was something simple for a Sloppy Joe sandwich….

Beef Stew

“Holy crap, it smells good in here!” Those were my husband’s words he texted me while I was at work one day. He was referring to how the condo smelled after I made this beef stew for the first time. The secret to this entrancing smell? Herbs. Using LOTS of herbs. In fact, at least…

Kickin’ Taco Seasoning

Looking for a new way to spice up your beef tacos with a burst of flavor? So were we. That’s why I decided to go out on a limb and attempt to make my own taco seasoning. Thanks to a recipe I found on AllRecipes, I was able to make sure we’d always have some…

Chicken and dumplings

What’s possibly better than chicken pot pie? Chicken and dumplings. I did say┬ápossibly. After all, chicken pot pie is hands down my favorite food.┬áThe difference between this recipe and my pot pie recipe pretty much comes down to this: simplicity. While the pot pie recipe on my blog is still relatively easy (for a pot…

Basic and savory cornbread

Mmmm. Simple and delicious cornbread. This is definitely one of my favorite sides to pair with soup, stew or chili. It’s a great way to use pantry staples in no time at all. And, I’ll be honest: it’s something I can make that I KNOW my husband will enjoy. ;-). It also doesn’t hurt that…

Chili spaghetti

Ever get a craving for a warm, satisfying comfort dish? Me too. That’s why I made beef chili spaghetti the other night. It’s┬áreally hard to go wrong with beef chili–especially during the fall and winter seasons. Pair that with warm cornbread topped with margarine or maple syrup and you’re in for a treat. By the…