Bacon & Cheddar Soft Pretzels

One of my kids’ favorite things for me to make is pretzels. I’ve made them a handful of times now, and while they’re not always the prettiest you’ve ever seen, they’re always pretty darn delicious. I wanted to try something a little different today, and decided to add crispy bacon, cheddar cheese and a touchContinue reading “Bacon & Cheddar Soft Pretzels”

Derek’s Chili (w/ wine pairings)

So I’m sitting here, staring out the window at the this dreary day that I know is only going to get worse (they’re calling for upwards of 15″ of snow… joy), feeling pretty bleh,¬†and am trying to think of something to cook that will not only warm my stomach, but also my soul. I needContinue reading “Derek’s Chili (w/ wine pairings)”

Potato Chowder & Bread Bowl

Well I don’t know where you are (being that there are people from five different continents periodically checking in), but where I am, it’s pretty darn cold! Weather like this puts me in the mood for things like chili, Sunday sauce… and chowder! Well, being that I already had ingredients for chowder in the house, that’sContinue reading “Potato Chowder & Bread Bowl”