Monday, January 5, 2015

Pasta Fagiole


It's been tooooo long since my last post!  Without going into too many details, let's just say Mercury was in Retrograde (for all you astrology freaks) and it got the better of me for far too long!  Now I'm back baby!  What better way to come back then with some good old fashioned comfort food.  I loves me some homemade soup!!!  In fact, nothing in a can even comes close!  We recently had a potluck at work that was soup oriented and my good friend Chris Ground brought in his Pasta Fagiole soup which I quickly devoured, in fact,  2 gigantic bowls to be exact!  I begged and pleaded for the recipe and he kindly conceded.  So please find following Chris' delicious comforting soup with a few small tweaks.  If you make it once, which I hope you do, it will quickly become a staple in your weeknight repertoire!  Enjoy!
 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Pappardelle alla Bolognese





As I mentioned in my profile, I am an Italian wannabe and my favorite thing to cook is Italian food.  Is it any surprise then that my youngest son, Benjamin's, deemed my "mini-me", favorite dish is also one of his favorite Italian words to say?  He particularly loves ordering it at restaurants and has the perfect inflection when he does..."Pappardelle alla Bolognese por favore"....(insert tears in my eyes of a proud Pappa).  Ok, enough of why I had to make this and on to making it!!!!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Green Chili Popper Chicken


What better way to start the new year than with a POP!  And, in this case, of course I'm talking about my Green Chili Popper Chicken!  If the thought of jalapeno poppers and green chili's make your mouth water than this is the recipe for you!