Vegetarian Buckwheat and Black Bean Chili

I didn’t realize until traveling to Europe and Morocco, how underutilized whole grains, or cereals as the Europeans call them, are in the diets of Americans. Or the hubby’s and my diet. Barley, millet, rye, buckwheat, farro, whole wheat couscous, whole corn, quinoa, sorghum, whole oats, rice and bulgar wheat are all whole grains. The…

Slow Cooker Cooking: Chicken Tortilla Soup

We are finally home! I have to admit to being so sick of hotel rooms and am so happy to be home. Hubby is a little wary because he is afraid they will send him back out there. I am lucky to be able to go with him, otherwise it would have been an even…

Southwestern Twice Baked Potatoes

The holiday season is always busy with parties, get-togethers, celebrating and just getting ready, no matter which version of the holiday you celebrate. So I thought that I would share not only a fast and easy recipe but one that is cost effective as well. It also has the advantage of being easily sized to…

Southwestern Butternut Squash Chili

Today is President’s Day and in honor of our current President Obama, I decided to do a chili recipe since it’s his favorite food. While there’s nothing ordinary about any type of chili, I did decide to do an out-of-the-box chili using butternut squash.  I’ve eaten versions of pumpkin chili before that I liked, so…