Posh Chicken & “Dumplings” (Gnocchi)

This really is an amazing dish. It was my first time trying gnocchi, and I told my wife it felt familiar, like a “posh chicken and dumplings”, but the flavor is amazing, and while I’m generally more function over form, you have to admit that it has quite a bit of visual appeal.

Sausage Potato Broccoli Cheddar Casserole

2 pounds hot ground pork sausage 2 pounds red potatoes (unpeeled), quartered and sliced 8 to 12 ounces broccoli, sweated and chopped The easiest way to sweat the broccoli is to put it in the microwave on high for 5 minutes with a tablespoon of butter, then drain. 16 ounces cheddar cheese, cubed 1 mediumContinue reading “Sausage Potato Broccoli Cheddar Casserole”

Chili Seasoning Mix

4 teaspoons chili powder 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper 3/4 tablespoon garlic powder 2-1/2 teaspoons white sugar 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons dried parsley 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon dried basil 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Directions: Mix together all ingredients. Store in dry, sealed container. (Derived from: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/26391/chili-seasoning-mix-ii/)

Slow Cooker Potato Soup

This recipe seems like a lot, but it serves roughly 6 to 8 people (or, as we used it, 4 people twice). We made some homemade bread-maker white bread for the first meal and sweet cornbread for the second, and both went very well with the dish. Everyone (old folks, teenagers, and even my 1-year-oldContinue reading “Slow Cooker Potato Soup”