one pot · pork · soup

Chipotle Pork and Sweet Potato Stew

A miniature staycation can be just what the doctor ordered. Burnt out? Overwhelmed by housework? Stressed to the max? People aggravating you at work? I recommend taking an extended weekend. It will help you catch back up on housework and give you a nice reprieve from your job. I worked the Christmas and New Year's… Continue reading Chipotle Pork and Sweet Potato Stew

Casserole · holiday · Sides

Fully Loaded Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

Love it or hate it, green bean casserole is a polarizing side dish. I'm in the "love it" camp. I love everything about it: the creamy mushroom soup, the salty canned green beans, the crispy French-fried onions. I get why green bean casserole gets a bad rap, though. It is a bunch of less-than-stellar ingredients… Continue reading Fully Loaded Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

one pot · soup · vegetarian

Sweet Potato Minestrone

I've gotten used to having a meatless meal ready to go every week. It's a nice change of pace from the normal meat-and-potatoes entree. Instead, potatoes are sometimes the MAIN dish at dinner. Such is the case with this recipe: sweet potato minestrone. This is a typical minestrone (with pasts and veggies) with sweet potatoes… Continue reading Sweet Potato Minestrone