Favorite Recipes: Nightmare Chili

I've never been very comfortable in the kitchen, and this year I want to get comfortable. A common meal for me when I was single was a few bites of shredded cheese straight out of the bag with a fork in between running to things. Because W enjoys cooking more than me, it's always been [...]

Favorite Recipes: Gluten-Free Fruit Crisp

I've been making versions of this crisp for years, and I've finally managed to adapt it to be gluten-free this fall. I'm not sure which recipe I'd say I got it from, because I've cobbled it together from several and changed things to get the measurements right. At this point, I think that makes it [...]

Favorite Recipes: Classic Pasta Salad

My mother made this pasta salad often, and it's an easy crowd-pleaser to bring to a potluck or other social function. If you can boil water, it's pretty impossible to mess up. I've doubled or tripled the recipe to have extra lunches on hand for a few days. It lasts up to a week in [...]

Favorite Recipes: Chicken Divan

My favorite dish in the whole wide world is chicken divan. There are several similar recipes also named chicken divan, but this is the way my mother made it. To some of you, it may just let seem like a run of the mill American casserole, but not to us! Chicken divan was what I [...]