Italian Sausage and Roasted Red Pepper Risotto

Risotto is one of those things that I love but I don’t make very often.  It’s not difficult at all, but it is time consuming.  When you make risotto, it’s like a dependent child.  You have to constantly be there to give it love and attention, because if you look away for too long it […]

Italian Sausage and Roasted Red Pepper Risotto

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Now that the weather is starting to get nicer, I’m really getting excited about the Farmer’s Market.  Every Wednesday and Saturday morning in Springfield we have a wonderful Farmer’s Market downtown with a multitude of stands offering every kind of fresh produce you could ever dream of.  We love going to the Farmer’s Market, and […]

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Italian Wedding Soup

As spring approaches, we are nearing the end of soup season.  I think I still have a little time to squeeze in a couple more recipes though, because it’s not too warm yet.  Pretty soon it will be grilling time! This is a pretty light and healthful soup with tons of flavor.  It has tiny […]

Italian Wedding Soup

Easy White Chicken Chili

I’ve seen a lot of recipes around the internet for white chicken chili, and I have been wanting to try one.  I think I was paralyzed by recipe overload though, because it took me a while to make a decision and do it.  The one I ended up on was so easy, it seemed too […]

Easy White Chicken Chili

Crock Pot Loaded Potato Soup

Who doesn’t love a nice big bowl of homemade potato soup?  I personally love it, but I don’t usually make it very often because the recipe I’ve been using for years, while extremely delicious, is kind of tedious and not exactly figure friendly.  It involves baking potatoes, letting them cool, peeling them, cutting them, and […]

Crock Pot Loaded Potato Soup

Tomato Soup with Pesto Grilled Cheese Croutons

Happy 2013!  I’d love to give some beautiful philosophical  discourse, ticking off all of the memorable events of 2012 and wishing everyone all the happiness and success they desire in 2013, but I’m just not good at that stuff.  I’ll just say that though 2012 had its ups and downs, all in all we feel […]

Tomato Soup with Pesto Grilled Cheese Croutons

Jalapeño Popper Dip

A cheesy, gooey dip with a crispy, buttery crust that tastes like a jalapeño popper?  Yes please!  I made this for a holiday party, and everyone loved it!  Not only is it delicious, but you can make it as spicy as you want by adjusting the amount of jalapeño you use.  I used four jalapeños, and […]

Jalapeño Popper Dip