Every year at Saint Patrick’s Day, like a lot of you, I make corned beef and cabbage. It’s a dinner we all really enjoy, and despite all of us enjoying it, I find myself only making it once a year. I’m not exactly sure why, but that’s usually how it goes. And my family gets pretty excited when that once-a-year day rolls around! I’ve been making it for years, once a year, and after trying numerous variations on the old stand-by, I’ve decided that this version is my favorite…and the rest of my family agrees. Read more...(1041 words, 9 images, estimated 4:10 mins reading time)
Go big or go home seems to be the motto when it comes to over-doing pumpkin spice nowadays. It started out seasoning things as simple as a latte and some cookies, and has branched out into household cleaners and bottled water (I’m sorry, but ick.) It’s a little ridiculous. That said, pumpkin spice placed in just the right recipe is still a very good thing, and I was excited to try this version of one of our favorite family breakfast treats, ooey, gooey sticky Monkey Bread. Read more...(691 words, 9 images, estimated 2:46 mins reading time)
You can usually tell how simplistic a meal is here on Chew Nibble Nosh by how many pictures there are of the process. This meal was so easy to throw together, that I only have three pictures. So, if you’re looking for quick and easy, and something you can just throw into the Crock Pot and walk away from, this is your meal.
It’s no secret that I love a good short rib, and I love sweet, salty Korean BBQ as well. Throw those two entities together, and I’m a happy camper. After a few hours in the slow cooker, these short ribs are melt-in-your-mouth tender. I served them alongside some steamed rice and broccoli, and they made for a delicious easy dinner for a busy night. Read more...(545 words, 7 images, estimated 2:11 mins reading time)
Melty, toasty, cheesy, sweet, salty, tangy, chewy, bready (I’m not so sure that’s a word.), and just plain good. Plus, they can be whipped up ahead of time and baked later for whatever possible reason you could need to make them. They’d be wonderful paired with a salad for dinner, or delicious as a pot luck contribution, or, in my case, the perfect thing to bring to a friend’s house for us to nibble on as we watched the game on TV. They are just…so…good. Read more...(570 words, 10 images, estimated 2:17 mins reading time)
I love acorn squash. I’m pretty partial to any squash in general, but I love to indulge in butternut and acorn squash in the fall, when the color or the squash matches the color of the leaves outside my window. I have fond memories of my mom roasting some up with our dinner, and it always involved brown sugar and butter, which made it seem like a dessert vegetable when I was growing up. She’d cut the squash in half, scoop out the seeds, and then fill the middles with brown sugar and butter, which would just sizzle and caramelize and sweeten up the squash as it baked. Good stuff. It’s like comfort food to me. Read more...(676 words, 10 images, estimated 2:42 mins reading time)
Sunday was Avery’s 6th birthday. How did we get to six so quickly? My baby isn’t a baby anymore. In fact, just yesterday she was telling me that someone at school mistook her for a Kindergartener and she was highly offended. *sigh* It just happens too fast, and I don’t know what it is about the second child, but it seems to happen a lot faster since she came along. Read more...(1835 words, 14 images, estimated 7:20 mins reading time)
I’ll be the first to admit that my cookbook collection is out of control. My husband would probably argue that I’m a borderline cookbook hoarder. Although, due to lack of space, my obsession has slowed down in recent years. I have cookbooks stored in three different rooms of my house. It’s kind of scary. Read more...(554 words, 8 images, estimated 2:13 mins reading time)