Chicken and Smoked Sausage Gumbo

Looking for a weekend kitchen project? This simple chicken & smoked sausage gumbo makes big batch comfort food for a crowd or the week ahead.

Buckle up, because this big batch of Chicken & Smoked Sausage Gumbo makes a near-full 6.5 quart pot. I always figure if I’m going to the effort of making a rich, deeply darkened roux on the stove top, then I’m gonna make a lot of it while I’m at it. It’s totally worth the time. […]

Comforting Split Pea Soup

There's nothing simpler or more comforting than this hearty, vegetable packed split pea soup. It's perfect weekend cooking.

While split pea soup is undoubtedly un-pretty, it has been one of the most-made meals in my winter kitchen. Without realizing it, so much of the last few years has been about finding tiny moments of comfort, wherever they might be found. Which is the flip side of the anxiety coin that has been grocery […]

Lemony Roasted Cauliflower Soup

This simple roasted cauliflower soup is flecked with roasty-toasty bits, seasoned with warm spices & brightened with lemon at the end.

After an accidentally lengthy break, this roasted cauliflower soup was the first thing I had photographed in a long time. It’s simple and comforting, the cauliflower flecked all over with roasty-toasty bits, the garlic cooked until sweet and soft, with a kiss of warm spices brightened by fresh lemon at the end. I wanted these […]

Smoky Southern Greens

These smoky Southern greens transform dark leafy greens into a silky-tender side that pairs equally well with classic BBQ or weeknight meals.

If you didn’t know that greens can be an utterly decadent dish all on their own, I present as evidence these smoky Southern greens. I most often give collards this pork-studded treatment, but any green you enjoy will benefit from the gentle braising that yields a silky-tender bite and aromatic pot liquor. Whether you stick […]

Brothy Italian White Beans with Sausage & Kale

A handful of simple ingredients come together with creamy Italian white beans in this one pan, weeknight friendly & dairy free meal.

Somewhere along the way, I forgot that food was supposed to feed me, too. Not just my body. I’m not gonna say that it took a pandemic to learn that, because it’s a lesson that life has been trying to teach me for, frankly, decades at this point. But nearly a year of changed financial […]

Everybody Lies About Caramelized Onion Dip

This simple caramelized onion dip takes its time and lets the sweet & savory onions headline this party favorite. You won't regret making a double batch!

Caramelized onion dip: it ain’t no looker, but it’s one of the most deceptively delicious dip-a-thons waiting to happen. You know what else about it is sneaky as all hell? The cook time on any recipe floating around the internet for caramelizing onions. If a recipe touts that their caramelized onions take less than thirty […]