Since last March, I’ve been cooking A LOT! My husband and I already were homebodies who never dined out much, but since the pandemic hit, we’ve made most of our meals at home. That has meant a lot of perfecting old recipes and trying plenty of new recipes.
A great chili recipe will warm both body and soul. A memorable chili recipe achieves a lauded stature based on its ability to stand the test of time, returning to our tables season after season when the temperature cools.
When my husband, Austin, and I started dating, I told him I didn’t know how to cook. For the first year and a half, he would cook for us. One night when he was running late from work, he asked if I could make our dinner. I think I made a simple meal of chicken with some veggies.
I’m not much of a cook, or a baker, for that matter. It’s not that I’m bad at it; I’m just lazy. But at the beginning of the year, I decided it was time to man up and learn how to make some new dishes. I bought “The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook: 650 Recipes for Everything You’ll Ever Want to Make” by America’s Test Kitchen. My first recipe? Fudgy Brownies.
Thanksgiving is always the same. The turkey. The stuffing (or dressing if that’s what you and yours call it). The sweet potato casserole. The green bean casserole. The mashed potatoes. The rolls. The pies. Sound familiar? Why not switch it up this year?