Herbs & Spices

Tex-Mex Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Tex-Mex Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

You may say to yourself after reading the ingredient list “Hey!” “What in the world is ground cinnamon and cocoa powder doing in a savory recipe like this?” “And what about the butter and lime juice?” “She has really gone off the deep end with this recipe!” “Has Renee lost her mind?!!”

And my answer would be…Well. Maybe. But not about this recipe.

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Chili

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Chili

This chili can be made with or without meat. Since my husband enjoys his chili with meat, I added browned bits of Italian sausage into the slow cooker along with all the other ingredients.
However, by omitting the sausage and swapping vegetable broth for the beef broth, this chili becomes completely vegetarian. Talk about versatile!

Smoky Beer Chili

Smoky Beer Chili

This smoky beer chili is hearty and satisfying and will warm your heart (and stomach) on a cold winter’s day.

I like to garnish ours with a dollop sour cream, a touch of shredded cheddar and some additional chopped red onion for an added punch of flavor.

Christmas Pork Roast with Cranberry Relish Glaze

Christmas Pork Roast with Cranberry Relish Glaze

One of my favorite ways to ensure tenderness when it comes to cooking a protein (almost any type), is to first give the meat a little splash of balsamic vinegar, and then let it sit for about 20 minutes before cooking.

That’s my trick, and it’s one that lends a tenderness (and slight sweetness) to this recipe for Christmas Pork Roast with Cranberry Relish Glaze.

Crispy Golden Parmigiano-Reggiano Parmesan Fennel Crackers

Crispy Golden Parmigiano-Reggiano Parmesan Fennel Crackers

If you’re used to purchasing your Parmesan cheese in the green can from the grocery store, I urge you to STOP and challenge your taste buds to explore the undeniable flavor packed difference cooking and garnishing with Parmigiano-Reggiano Parmesan cheese will afford you.

After all, isn’t it time you treated your family and friends like royalty by serving them the “King of Cheese?”