Butternut Squash & Bacon Risotto

Butternut Squash & Bacon Risotto. Hello, my lovely! So many good things going on in one dish…butternut squash meets smoky bacon with a little zing

Brown Butter Granola

Brown Butter Granola! I was never a big granola fan until I started making my own. Store bought granola is always so hard and crunchy,

Chorizo Stuffed Poblano Peppers

I have never been a huge fan of the traditional stuffed pepper but I’ll take these Chorizo Stuffed Poblano Peppers any day of the week!

TBT – Spicy Orange Beef

We’re doing another TBT – Throw Back Thursday this week because I’m seriously craving Spicy Orange Beef! If you’re new-ish here, you might have missed

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan has always been one of my favorite dishes but since it’s usually breaded and fried, I had to give it up when I

Carrot Coconut Curry Soup

Carrot Coconut Curry Soup might not be the recipe you were expecting to see the week of Christmas, but it might be the recipe you

Baked Pork Chops with Cranberries

Baked Pork Chops with Cranberries is the perfect recipe if you’re looking for something a little different to add to your holiday lineup. It’s simple

2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Are you the kind of person who does all your holiday gift shopping super early? That organized person who has everything wrapped and ready to

Miso Braised Pork

I know we are racing right from Thanksgiving up to Christmas, Hanukkah, and then (eek) the New Year, but I want to take a short

How to Spatchcock a Turkey

It’s finally happened. We’ve lost our ever-loving spatchcocking minds and have flattened Thanksgiving dinner! If you’ve been around this website for awhile, this should come

Chicken á la Crème

  Chicken á la Crème or Poulet á la Crème, as Jacques calls it, is the first recipe I’ve tried from my wonderful new Jacques

Baked Winter Squash

Yesterday my friend Larry was telling me about a group of people out in North Dakota or someplace who sit around and make up those

Corn, Zucchini & Spinach Gratin

Last week when I posted the recipe for Braised Pork Chops with Carrots I gave you just a little sneak peak at what turned out to be

Crockpot Beef Stew

Sorry that posting here at Idiot’s Kitchen has been a bit light lately. I have a couple of times in the orchestra season where my

Braised Pork Chops with Carrots

Braised Pork Chops with Carrots is one of my favorite recipes from my dad. Both of my parents are good cooks and, aside from scarring