Turkey Zuppa Toscana

There are so many restaurants that I love, and most of them aren’t franchised. However, if I had to pick my favorite franchised place to eat, it would have to be Olive Garden. I mean, who doesn’t love Italian cuisine? Before the pandemic happened, once a year, in February, Cole and I would go toContinue reading “Turkey Zuppa Toscana”

Four Bean Venison Chili

Cole and I both love chili so much, and luckily, there’s so many different ways to make it! I don’t even feel guilty that this is my fifth different version of chili in my recipe box because each version tastes so different. When I first started cooking with venison last year, my good friend DanContinue reading “Four Bean Venison Chili”

Beef Bourguignon

Soups and stews are my absolute favorite way to cook, and they are what I do best. However, even though beef stew is a fairly common dish, it is something that I didn’t grow up eating. It’s probably because both my dad and sister aren’t huge fans of veggies, and beef stew is known forContinue reading “Beef Bourguignon”

Cheesy Potato Soup

Cheesy Potato Soup is one of my family’s favorite and most beloved recipes. Some of my earliest memories in the kitchen with my mom involve standing on my turtle-shaped step stool stirring soup while she prepped the rest of dinner. However, while this recipe is a family classic, it is also a dish that tookContinue reading “Cheesy Potato Soup”

Homemade Noodle Soup

My mom raised me to cook and enjoy many different cooking cuisines, but overall, I grew up with typical Polish meals, meaning meat and potatoes. However, one of the specialties that my Great Grandma Susie always made was homemade noodles and dumplings. Personally, I am a bigger fan of noodles over dumplings, and my greatContinue reading “Homemade Noodle Soup”

Chicken and Andouille Gumbo

This week’s post is about one of my absolute favorite dishes in the whole wide world – gumbo. This is the stew that taught me how to truly and fully appreciate a day spent in the kitchen. It showed me that cooking can be an art, and that even when a dish is time intensiveContinue reading “Chicken and Andouille Gumbo”

Harvest Turkey Chili

This next recipe is very unique, in fact, it’s so unique that the first time I saw the concept I almost turned away. It was a cool autumn day and I saw a recipe advertising Pumpkin Chili. I paused, clicked into the recipe, and thought, “No way. Who would possibly ruin chili that way?” IContinue reading “Harvest Turkey Chili”

Chili Two Ways

It is an age old debate…do noodles truly belong in chili? It’s also a debate that we have in my house every time I pull the chili ingredients out from the pantry. Personally, I love chili just the way it is, but my husband believes chili is only worth eating when it has noodles inContinue reading “Chili Two Ways”