Maple Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pistachios

Maple Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pistachios

Maple Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pistachios





If you would have told me as a child that I would grow to love brussels sprouts, I would have called you crazy, but  I LOVE these Maple Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pistachios.  The sweet maple syrup combines with the smoky bacon and nutty crunch of the pistachios and compliments the slight bitterness of the brussels sprouts perfectly.  These are perfect for almost any occasion.  They would work on a random Wednesday just as well as they’d work on Thanksgiving or Christmas.   Continue reading “Maple Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pistachios”

Short Rib Chilli Con Carne

Short Rib Chilli Con Carne

Short Rib Chilli Con Carne





There are very few things better than a big bowl of Short Rib Chilli Con Carne on a winter day.  We got our first little bit of snow this weekend, and as soon as I heard the forecast I knew what I wanted to make.  This dish uses whole dried chilies instead of chili powder and the flavor is deeper and richer than anything you’ll get out of one of those little cans.   Continue reading “Short Rib Chilli Con Carne”