• italian wedding soup
    Dinner,  Soup

    Italian Wedding Soup

    Italian Wedding Soup is easily one of Rob’s favorites. He isn’t a big soup person and often says that he doesn’t always view soup as a meal by itself. That said, when he wasn’t feeling great the other day, he happily agreed to a big bowl of Italian Wedding. So, Italian Wedding is a generally pretty simple soup. It’s some pasta, meatballs, and a leafy green (traditionally escarole) in broth. Now that said, Rob is very particular about his Italian Wedding Soup. He has a pretty long list of do’s and don’ts. It covers almost every aspect of the soup, from the pasta to the meatballs. First off is the…

  • Loaded Baked Potato Soup
    Dinner,  Soup

    Loaded Baked Potato Soup

    Baked potato soup has always been one of my favorite meals.  It is hearty and can be made with a variety of flavors and can be fun to play around with.  There are many versions of potato soup out there, like Ina Garten’s with leaks, which is excellent by the way!   This is my take on a creamy, rich baked potato soup topped with classic baked potato toppings.  This is a great fall or winter meal for those days that you just want to curl up under a blanket and feel warm.  The key to a this hearty soup is the use of a roux and ricing the potatoes.  While…

  • Mustard Shallot Meatloaf

    Mustard Shallot Meatloaf

    I grew up on meatloaf, it was one of my Grandmom’s signature recipes. While I will always love her meatloaf recipe because it reminds me of home, I wanted to experiment a bit with the flavor profile to make it my own. Meatloaf is actually a great canvas for experimenting, because when you really think about it, its just a huge meatball! My take on meatloaf is a light, juicy, super flavorful take using two of my favorites: mustard and shallot. It’s a perfect fall or winter weeknight dish, for when all you want is some simple comfort food. I also make mine with a mix of veal or pork…