Game-Day Chili

No matter who you’re rooting for, chili is a classic go-to for the big game. I know that’s what we’re having at our house! You can make a big pot to feed a crowd, and it’s totally low maintenance. Once you make it, just leave it on the stove or even in a crock pot […]

Game-Day Chili

Happy 2015, Erik Estrada!

[social_share style=”square” align=”horizontal” heading_align=”inline” facebook=”1″ twitter=”1″ google_plus=”1″ linkedin=”1″ pinterest=”1″ link=”http://www.thecocinamonologues.com” /] It’s been quite a while since I have posted on here. I’m not one to make excuses, but if I was, I’d mention that I’m pregnant with baby number two, have a one and a half year old, and work a full time job. […]

Happy 2015, Erik Estrada!

Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month!

I’m ashamed of myself. April is National Grilled Cheese month, surely cause for celebration for anyone who calls herself a cheese lover like me, and yet here it is April 27th and I’ve posted exactly zero recipes about grilled cheese. The first year I was blogging, I found out about National Grilled Cheese month too late, at the […]

Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month!

Turkey Bacon Chili

This winter I have been obsessed with chili.  So much so, in fact, that I requested it as my birthday meal from Tim.  There are about as many ways to make chili as there are people out there who eat chili. I don’t think I’ve ever made it the same way twice.  This year, I’ve […]

Turkey Bacon Chili

First Rule of Chopped Club

I sure hope the first rule of Chopped Club is not “Don’t talk about Chopped Club” because if it is, I’m about to be in serious trouble! What is Chopped Club?  It’s a very exclusive, very elite society of top chefs who must utilize mystery ingredients in their food preparations.  By exclusive and elite, I […]

First Rule of Chopped Club

What’s in Season: Peach Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Chicken

I love to use produce that’s in season whenever possible, and this is a great time of year for that! I have to restrain myself at the Farmer’s Market so I don’t spend the entire week’s food budget in one fell swoop. Right now, the peaches are sinfully sweet and impossibly juicy.  I had some […]

What’s in Season: Peach Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Everything’s Better with Bacon, Tortellini, and Spinach

I love tortellini, so I am always looking for new ways to cook it.  Specifically, there’s a type of cheese and spinach tortellini (by Barilla) that I think is exceptionally delicious. I saw this recipe on Pinterest, and I knew I wanted to try it. (They just so happened to use the kind of tortellini […]

Everything’s Better with Bacon, Tortellini, and Spinach