Split Pea Soup from Bon Apetit

I have to admit, I love a good left-over ham bone.  Why? Because it lends so much flavor into the broth of the next recipe you put it into, plus the added meat is a bonus!  One of my favorite things to make with a left-over ham bone is split pea soup and normally I…

Quick Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup

What to do with left-over roast chicken carcass?  Make chicken noodle soup!  This recipe relies heavily on the fresh thyme, and earthy parsnips but is simple in its deliciousness. You can have a more rustic meal by pulling off all the meat from the left over carcass of a roast chicken in place of the…

Cincinnati Chili

I’ve been craving chili; warm, spicy, chili that is filling to the belly and soul.  I think I found this chili. This recipe is a warm and full of bold flavors reminiscent of it’s Macedonian and Mediterranean roots.  The true Cincinnati chili recipe requires that the sauce is more watery than I made here, but…

(Mole Style) Chicken Cashew Chili- from Epicurious

     I added “Mole style” because this is more a chicken mole than it is a chili, however, if you know this going in you will not be disappointed!! Expect a chili and you will be let down!!  The puréed ancho chilies does give this recipe a bit of a sweet smokey kick, especially…