little trees + big trees: broccoli soup

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving.  Our bellies and hearts were very full this year.  We hosted a disproportionately large feast with just our little family and my parents.  It was what holiday dreams are made of… lounging on the couch between courses of carbohydrate-laden food, hanging with the fam, sipping wine, [...] Read more »

cauliflower + pecorino soup

A couple of winters ago, I was making a cauliflower Parmesan soup at least twice a month; in retrospect, it was something like a hot and heavy winter "food fling." Week after week, I would shear those little white trees from the stalk and toss them into the pot before ultimately pureeing into oblivion. The soup's silky texture and subtle cheese flavor completely distracted me from the fact that, while it was rich tasting, there was no heavy cream and it was actually on the light side. No wonder, I couldn't get enough. However, all some good things come to an end, and, once summer came, we went our separate ways and I moved onto cooler things like gazpacho. Our breakup was pretty abrupt and I never even bothered to enter the recipe in my little black book - or pin it. No pinterest two years ago! What kind of world were we living in in 2011? Read more »

chicken soup: a natural remedy

"Sore throat? Fever? Have some chicken soup and you'll feel better." Moms have been feeding us steamy bowls of this simple homemade remedy for years and years and, while most could not confirm definitively why or whether it was in fact what made us feel better, I think the majority would agree it played a role - even if only for some heartwarming culinary comfort. Read more »

turkey chili

Tailgating, watching the football game at home, or, forget football, maybe you're just lamping out on the couch catching up on your back-logged DVR?  Whatever your "Sunday fun-day" revolves around, this hearty chili should be your sidekick.  Joe stumbled upon this recipe one Fall weekend a couple years ago and it's the only chili we've bothered with since.  Infused with the smokey and fiery tones of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and a robustly flavored Mexican lager, it's a surefire way to take the chill out of the blustery days ahead.  Plus, have you noticed all of the colorful garnishes on top?  From green onions to jack cheese to avocado, there are endless directions you can take this dish. Read more »

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