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…

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…

For the Love of Cranberry Sauce

I need a post just to talk about my favorite Thanksgiving food: cranberry sauce.  Yes, I know what you are thinking.  Cranberry sauce is your favorite?  It’s not even a real side dish.  It is like the side dish to the side dish.  I’m telling you it is the best though. Cranberry sauce is so versatile.  Not…

Friendsgiving 2018

Friendsgiving is a popular term that popped up around a decade ago.  Of course, the idea of sharing a Thanksgiving meal with friends goes back much further than that, but the term seems to have been coined around then.  I imagine that the earlier end of the Millennial generation were responsible for this fad term….

Pasta Fest

I haven’t posted in over a week, but it isn’t because I went away.  It was because I was vigorously preparing for the biggest (and by far my favorite) Catie Cooks project since I started this blog three months ago.  This occurred on Sunday evening, but I have been spending this whole week making sure…