Soup of the Day: Double Beef Chili

Oh, friends, you are in for a treat. While this chili recipe seems like it has a gerbillion ingredients, and it does have to simmer for a long time, it is worth it. Because I only make this recipe a couple times per year, it makes it seem all the more special. Do you like beef? Do you like (optional) heat? Get in.

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Cooking with Dried Beans: Not So Hard

Logically, we might know that cooking with dried beans is cheaper than buying canned, not to mention that bulk products use less packaging and do not have the sodium of their metal-clad counterparts. But still, don’t dried beans require, you know, effort? Well, yes, they do, but perhaps not nearly as much as you think. While I still use canned beans about half the time for convenience’s sake, when I prepare dried beans, I think, “I should really do this more often.” Done right, the taste is fantastic, and you’ll have saved money in the process. Read More Cooking with Dried Beans: Not So Hard