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Hearty Meals

Roast Chicken and Veggies For Two

Cooking for a small group is hard. Cooking for one is even harder. Most recipes are designed for families, and large ones, at that. It's assumed that a) you are a woman reading it, and b) you have children who are picky eaters. At least, that's how most recipes go. So when you're only cooking for one or two, how do you ...

Peach Roasted Pork Shoulder

There are some days where you've just earned it. There are days where your joints are sore, and you've run yourself through the day mentally and physically. There are days where you've hiked a mountain, run a marathon, built a house, and kayaked a river all within an hour. Or, at least, it feels like you have. On those ...

Creamy Chicken Stuffed Peppers

I have a confession to make: I'm a chronic pepper-purchaser. Now, in the grand scheme of addiction, on a scale from biting your nails to meth, constantly buying too many peppers probably falls more toward the "biting your nails" side of things. It's not like anyone's getting hurt because of it, although it does habitually ...

Zucchini and Tomato Galette With Parmesan

I'll be honest, here: I had no idea what galette was until about six months ago. My younger sister, a culinary arts major, was at the kitchen counter making what seemed to be a strange-looking pizza. It had big slices of tomato on it, and lots of thyme and spices that I'd never seen on a pizza before. "Why are you folding ...

Every Grandma’s Alaskan Fry Bread

I have been reading a lot of different traditional food blogs recently, especially since my departure from the dieting world. I'm mainly reading blogs that focus on my heritage (Native American/Alaskan, Norwegian, and Irish), alongside cultures that were a big part of my upbringing (Filipino, Japanese, and Polynesian). On ...

Chicken Stew With Buttermilk Cornbread

Is there anything better than walking in from the cold, wintery world, shaking the snow off your coat, and sitting down to piping hot bowl of stew? I think it's one of the best parts of the colder seasons. In the summer, you can't enjoy hot foods, at least not without air conditioning. Winter is the only season where hot ...

Bacon Kale Pizza

For the longest time, I felt that homemade bread was sort of the gold standard of home cooks. If you were making bread on your own, you had your life together, and you definitely had culinary skills. I had watched so many family members completely screw the pooch on making it themselves, so I just always assumed that it was ...