Dragon’s Breath Chili

Dragon’s Breath Chili

As I saw the cold, gray and dreary weather beckoning from outside my windows last weekend, I was overcome with an urgency to get a big pot of chili on the stove ASAP. I threw some presentable clothes on in the morning, hurried to the grocery store and as I was gathering up my ingredients, [...]

Chicken and Dumplings

When I was growing up, one of my very favorite things that my mother would cook, was her amazing hearty, homey, comforting Chicken and Dumplings. My mother was from the South and I have to tell you... she had this one down. Her chicken broth was always homemade using a whole chicken that she cut up [...]


  When I really want a little treat and a lot of comfort... I reach for one of my favorite cookbooks, The New Basics, by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins, and fire up some of this magnificent Ribollita. It is of course amazing in the summer when the vegetables are at their peak and I [...]

Amazing White Chicken Chili

Okay. I've been thinking... Since this is only day two of mittsandmeasures, I've decided I really need to fully legitimize this site, right off the bat. There is only one way to do that... the white chicken chili. Now there are plenty of other Chicken Chili recipes out there, oh I know. Sound boring? Trust [...]