The Best Meatballs With Sauce

I’m getting hungry just writing about these! I had a craving last winter for a meatball sub. You might call it something else, depending on where you’re from. Submarine, Grinder, Hoagie, and Hero are some of the ones I’ve heard. I poked around online comparing various recipes and settled on this one, adapted from Serious…

Correction & Request

Well, this is embarrassing. I was making some Homemade Vegetable Broth this morning and decided that now was as good a time as any to add SI unit conversions for my international readers. Imagine my surprise and chagrin when I realized that the printable version of the recipe was missing a step. Just one step, but it…

Split Pea Soup

It hasn’t been this cold here in years! I’m no lightweight when it comes to cold and snow, having spent my whole life In Upstate NY. My first year in Buffalo, it didn’t go above 0℉ for something like 62 days. That was the year I had no car, didn’t live on a bus route,…

Turkey Noodle Soup 

Last week was Thanksgiving. We had such an incredible turkey! The gravy was divine. You might think a turkey is a turkey is a turkey, but you’d be wrong. You just can’t beat a fresh, local bird! I’ve been cooking Thanksgiving turkey every year for twenty years, and I usually worry that there won’t be…

Italian-Style Pot Roast

What is it about autumn that brings out all the comfort food? Even more so than winter, I think. Maybe it’s because people need comfort to get over summer ending, but that’s not it for me. I’ve always loved fall. I’ve even grown fond of winter. But still, comfort food. This take on the classic…

Three-Bean Chili For A Crowd (Slow Cooker)

  Nothing beats a hot bowl of chili on a blustery winter day. Plenty of things are tied, mind you, such as Homemade Hot Cocoa, French Honey Bread, and Beef Stew. But did you ever notice that chili is just as delicious in hot weather? There’s something about spicy food that makes you feel warmer in the winter and…

Pork Tenderloin Goulash

It’s been a cool, damp spring this year. Ordinarily, by early June I’m thinking about summery foods, grilling, fresh veggies, that sort of thing. Instead, I’m thinking about stews, crockpots, and hot cocoa. Fortunately, I have most of my vegetable plants in the dirt already, so we’ve at least had a couple of good tossed salads. It will be a bit…

Extra-Tender Corned Beef

This time of year we’re usually thinking grilling or salads, anything fitting for spring and summer. I’m more likely to make corned beef in the winter. But today was cool, damp, & grey, so it was the perfect opportunity to squeeze it in one last time.  I can’t remember ever not liking corned beef. As…