This simple little recipe for sweet wine chicken and rice was born out of our strict “No Ingredient Left Behind” rule (more on that later) and it will have you thinking in a whole new way about chicken and rice. It’s amazing how the addition of just a couple of different ingredients – in this case sweet white wine, sweet onions and a little tarragon – can take an ordinary recipe to whole new heights. Ready to ooh-la-la your chicken? Let’s make it!
So, did everyone have a merry holiday and and happy New Year’s Eve? We did, and them some. We ate all the cookies and all the chocolate and all the cheese, and drank all the wine and you KNOW we ate all the holiday dessert. We reveled into the night and then got up and had breakfast sandwiches. And then on January 2nd we tried to button our jeans. Um.
So in our house, when there are jeans-buttoning issues, we dive into the Whole 30, which you can find out more about by clicking here, but in a nutshell is thirty days of getting back to a healthy eating of veggies and protein and healthy fats and while there is no wine or chocolate or cheese, there are loads of great things to eat. And one of them is this dreamy creamy tomato meatball soup. Ready to be warm and wonderful and healthy? Let’s make it!
Are you the proud new (or proud experienced) owner of an Instant Pot? ME TOO! And if you just got yours over the holidays, I bet you are dying to rev it up and give it a spin. I got mine a few months ago, so I’ve done a whole bunch of test runs for us, and I’m here to tell you that if you make rice, or grits, or hardboiled eggs on any type of regular basis your life is about to change. But I gotta say that my current favorite Instant Pot creation is one that I came up with on my own, and that’s this rich, hearty beef stew. Which is now ready in under an hour, as opposed to the eons it takes in the slow cooker or the regular old stove.
So…ready to make beef stew in a reasonable amount of time on a weeknight? Get out that Instant Pot and let’s make it!
I do love a good pot pie, and I love it even more when the pot pie crust is made out of creamy, dreamy mashed potatoes. And I also love dishes that I can make ahead and then just bake up later when things are busy. I get all of this and more with this easy recipe for chicken pot pie with mashed potato crust…the more is the delicious taste of tender chicken with carrots and celery in a light herbed sauce, and did I mention the mashed potato topping? Ready for your new favorite pot pie? Let’s make it!
Oh, I love and adore this soup. For richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, til death do us part, I love this soup, and true love lasts forever. I first posted this recipe in the very early days of my blog, and except for the pictures and a couple of little tweaks, this recipe HAS in fact lasted forever…or for the past 8 years, anyhow. Packed with veggies, pasta and little baby meatballs, this soup has something for everyone. Ready for some soup happiness? Let’s make it!
I love kicking off fall with homemade soup! And one of my favorite is this easy recipe for carrot feta bisque, which is full of rich carrot flavor, and which can be whipped up in about a half hour with the help of your friendly blender. It’s topped with a generous pile of feta cheese, which rounds out the sweet carrot flavor with the salty savory taste of cheese. It makes having summer in the rear view mirror a little less sad.
So, ready to start soup season? Carrot feta bisque…let’s make it!