Sausage, Spinach and Pasta Soup: Something for Everyone

The weather is expected to turn cooler this weekend so this is a perfect opportunity to get a great soup on the stove. This one is a tad more time intensive in that there are veggies to cut up. But, I save time by putting the onion and the garlic in the food processor for a few pulses and the carrots are pretty quick to cut. The spinach can go in whole or torn up and anything else you add is just bonus. There is a parenting adage that if you are going to introduce a new food item to … [Read more...]

Crawfish Boil in Denver

It might seem strange that we'd have to go North (away from the ocean) to have our family experience their first Crawfish Boil, but that is exactly what happened while we were visiting Denver. My brother, Jon, and his wife, Sam, hosted a crawfish boil for the family in their beautiful backyard. It was a messy blast! The crawfish were flown in that morning from Lousianna   My brother, Aaron, separated the alive looking ones from those that looked a little motion sick--or … [Read more...]