The wife came across this recipe online the other day and it looked good enough that I had to give it a try. Pre cooking the vegetables and the chicken help the flavors develop much stronger than they normally would in the crock pot, and the chicken also holds together instead of falling apart. The combination of leaks, onions, shallots, and cream make this rich and smooth without over powering and the cream cheese helps to thicken it without needing to add flour or starches. If you are looking for a delicious creamy soup without increasing your carb intake, give this one a try, it is sure to please your family.Read More
I love good, old fashioned comfort food, as anyone who has read this blog should realize. One of my favorite foods is a nice Italian specialty that my Dad used to make once in a while (but never as often as I asked for it), sausage and peppers. He would do it on a flat top griddle, with homemade marinara cooked in a separate pot and served over the sausage and peppers on a hoagie roll.Read More
Dinner tonight was a low carb adventure. I found a great recipe for Fried Cabbage that looked amazing, so I decided to give it a try. It really was simple to prep with an amazing new addition to my freezer - Frozen Diced Onions.Read More
I was looking for some good old fashioned comfort food to do for dinner tonight, and stumbled across this recipe for Sausage and Peppers done in a single pot. Using a single pot for every stage of this process means you don't lose any of the flavor from the veggies or the pork fat that renders out of the sausage. It all stays and layers to make an amazing dish. The only change I made was to use a nice belgian white ale in place of the white wine (Fat Boy's don't keep white wine around the house). Nice crisp full flavors without a lot of clean-up afterwords, now thats what I call Fat Boy Heaven.
Find the recipe here: Rachael Ray's Official Website - Sausage, Pepper and Onion One-Pot
I love french onion soup, and this seemed like just the day to enjoy it. I modified a recipe from AllRecipes.com to fit my tastes and our dietary needs, and it came out fantastic!
Adding the apples and bourbon gave it a very complex flavor profile, and using cheddar cheese to the top really helps set the combination of flavors off.