A heartily flavorful and fragrant soup to warm you up on a cold day! | thiswifecooks.com

Sriracha Ramen Soup with Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushrooms

Ah, ramen… for years, I refused to eat ramen because it just reminded me so much of the days when I was 18-years old in my first apartment and practically survived on the stuff… I mean, come on, at 10 for $1.00, you know I stocked up every pay day. Times were lean, to put it mildly. Flash forward 20 years and I’m shopping at Whole Foods when, what do I […]

Spicy Black-Eyed Pea and Cabbage Stew | thiswifecooks.com

Spicy Black-Bean and Cabbage Stew

Happy New Year! The whirlwind activity of the holidays is behind us, decorations are packed away, and winter is settling in here.  The first snowfall of the season arrived overnight and, while it’s only an inch or so deep right now, I’m finding myself already looking to the big, snowed-in-for-days storms that are always just around the corner this time of year.     Today, I’m sharing our traditional New Year’s […]

Holiday Cranberry and Blue Cheese Dip | thiswifecooks.com

Holiday Cranberry Dip with Stella Blue Cheese

The holidays are busy enough so today’s post is featuring a super easy and tasty appetizer/snack you can throw together in five minutes! Seriously. I’m using Stella Blue Cheese in this dip for its tangy flavor and semi-soft texture and serving it with water crackers, just to keep it simple. Grapes, sweet red apples, or a thinly sliced baguette would also pair well. My recommendation is to use this recipe […]

Italian-Style Stuffed Peppers with Spinach and Mushrooms | thiswifecooks.com

Italian-Style Stuffed Peppers with Spinach and Mushrooms

These are not the stuffed peppers of my childhood – loaded with rice-y ground beef and spaghetti sauce (?). Today, I present to you a significant upgrade to those old school stuffed peppers. Here, we’re keeping the rice but replacing the ground beef with hearty mushrooms and throwing in some spinach just for fun. Italian-seasoned Panko bread crumbs add a satisfying crunch and the mozzarella cheese adds the ….well, it […]

All the classic ranch flavor you love - vegan style! | thiswifecooks.com

Vegan Ranch Dressing

Confession: I’ve fallen into a bit of a junk food snacking rut over the last few weeks. Is it my imagination or are the snack food aisles at the supermarket really so much better this time of year? I may have gotten a little carried away on my last shopping trip and overbought on the caramel corn. (Sigh) Salty and sweet is my weakness. What can I say? Anyway. I’m […]