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Dark Days: Chicken and Parsnips Braised in Hard Cider

We made this for dinner on Saturday, but because we tried out a (delicious) punch recipe with some friends yesterday, we didn’t get around to posting about it…or doing anything else we were supposed to do…until today. Oops! Pretty nice way to spend an afternoon, though.

Braising is one of my favorite Dark Days techniques, because we tend to eat more meat in the winter and I appreciate the extra heat from the oven. . . . → Read More: Dark Days: Chicken and Parsnips Braised in Hard Cider

Dark Days: Pumpkin Bisque

We spent the week in sunny Texas, but got home yesterday to dreary drizzle. Blech. Luckily, we had fun brunch plans and all the ingredients for a steamy soup ready for today. There’s really nothing better, in my opinion, than a warm bowl between your hands on a dark winter night. Even better if the contents of that bowl are sprinkled with bacon.

This recipe comes from a great book called Art of . . . → Read More: Dark Days: Pumpkin Bisque