Chicken and Rice Soup with Homemade Stock

I had work off on Wednesday due to the funeral proceedings for George H.W. Bush.   The law firm I work for follows the government schedule, so when the federal government is closed, so are we.  Let’s say I took full advantage of the free day off.  I slept in, did some cleaning, watched a lot…

Apple Cider Roasted Chicken

On Sunday, I had this brilliant idea to roast a whole chicken.  I had never cooked a whole chicken before, but it sounded like a good idea to try during one of our Sunday family dinners with the Hungry Trio. When I thought about a flavor profile for this meal, I had apples on my…

MetroCooking DC 2018

Over the weekend, I got out of the house and went to a cooking convention at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  I fortunately stumbled upon the event page on Facebook for MetroCooking DC earlier in the week or I would have missed it. I was intrigued by the general premise of it.  There were…

Cranberry Orange Sorbet (Recipe)

As I should have expected, I came home from Thanksgiving with a ton of leftover cranberry sauce.  Now, I love my cranberry sauce, but it is hard to eat an entire batch of it myself without eating it for every meal. I decided to try something new this year now that I have my ice…

Supporting Small Business in the Strip District – Pittsburgh, PA

This year on Black Friday, we decided to go down to Pittsburgh’s Strip District and support small business.  Now, I will admit that we did stop at Kohl’s on the way home, but our focus on was supporting these small businesses.  There are so many different local businesses in the Strip, but I am highlighting…

Turkey Pot Pie

Saturday was a bit traumatic for our family.  When I woke up, my sister told me our beloved family dog, Sadie, was missing and had been for two hours.  Sadie is our 12 year old Boston Terrier.  She has had vision problems for a while, but recently she went completely blind. Normally, when she goes…

Thanksgiving Celebration

Yesterday was a big day for me.  Of course, I was excited for Thanksgiving.  For chefs and food lovers, this is the biggest day of the year.  We are like small children at Christmas time with all the amazing food around.  I love making people happy with my food, and there is no better day…