Smoked brisket, brown rice, and pasilla pepper casserole

I learned to not be wasteful with food early on. Growing up with a farm in the family and growing up in middle-income home set in motion good habits regarding waste. I grew up learning to make “something out of nothing” when it comes to cooking. Being able to create a good meal from leftovers,…

Chicken pot pie: a great way to use leftover chicken

Who doesn’t have childhood memories of chicken pot pie dinners on a wintry night? It was a mainstay in our home, and even though they were straight out of the grocery store freezer section, we still enjoyed them. But we do our best to avoid the freezer section these days, because making our own food…