It’s Spring, but Iowa isn’t participating. We woke up to a dusting of snow and day three of cold biting winds that make you want to just curl up under the covers and sleep until May. Aside from reading gardening books and impatiently waiting for “real Spring” to arrive, I love making a big bowl of noodles to warm up with. This Garlic Lime Bok Choy Mushroom Soup only takes… Keep Reading
I’ll admit it right now.. I’ve always been a winter hater. Waking up extra early to scrape about an inch of ice off your windshield, white knuckle driving icy/snowy roads, negative temperatures that give you a brain freeze when you step outside… I can keep going, but I think you get the picture. We got our first taste of what’s to come when it snowed a few days before Halloween…. Keep Reading
Typically when I make a big batch of chili, it lasts about a week around here.. this chili lasted only two days! Surprisingly simple to make, affordable ingredients, and it’s vegetarian, which no one seemed to notice until they were down to the last few spoonfuls. It’s spicy, zesty, hearty, and pairs perfectly with tortilla chips or my Jalapeño Cheddar Skillet Cornbread I shared yesterday!
In the past I was never a big fan of cornbread because I always found it a bit dry and flavorless, but after whipping up this version, I practically want it with every meal! Zesty green onion, a kick of heat from jalapeños, and cheddar cheese keeps this bread from being too dry. Baked in a bit of bacon grease in a cast iron skillet gives the bottom a crisp… Keep Reading