Lola Cooks: Beer Cheese

Many foods are indicative of a particular region… lobster rolls, shrimp po’boys, deep dish pizza. Obviously some are much more well-known than others. Many people have never even heard of beer cheese; let alone know that it is pure Kentucky. With the Kentucky Derby just about a month away, we decided this might be a good time […]

Lola Cooks: Potatoes O’Brien

potatoes o'brien recipe

Stuck in a side dish rut?  Inspired by the recent St.Patrick’s holiday, we are presenting a super simple and tasty potato alternative today.  There appears to be some dispute over the origins of this dish… and it most likely has nothing to do with anything Irish, but the name suggests otherwise. You have to get […]

Lola Cooks: Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup

roasted broccoli and cauliflower soup recipe

This month is soup month and we are doing our part to bring you some recipes that are sure to fill your tummy without emptying your wallet. Broccoli and cauliflower are in season right now and often on sale.  Lucky for us, they also make a wonderful hearty winter soup. Nothing can compare to soup. There is something […]

Lola Cooks: Slow Roast Brisket Tacos

slow roasted brisket tacos recipe

This week is that glorious time between Christmas and New Year’s. Everyone is still basking in the newness of their gifts, excited about bargains at the mall, and generally joyous. Winter chill drives us inside and we huddle around the fire to keep warm as a family (it helps that the new video gaming system […]

Holiday Edition Lola Cooks: Cabbage Rolls

best cabbage roll recipe

Our Festivus celebration continues this week as we prepare for the big day.  Nearly all of our gifts have been purchased or made and most are wrapped and under the tree. Nevertheless, I’m sure there will be plenty of last-minute things to finish. Christmas Eve is always busier than expected and often peppered with visits and visitors. For […]

Lola Cooks: Flatbread Fix

flatbread pizza recipe

Last week we brought you our recipe for simple flatbread. We made quite a bit and thought you might have, too. Today we offer up a couple of quick and easy solutions for flatbread use. These are great recipes for mid-week as they are simple and, if well-planned, won’t take more than a 1/2 hour to make. The first […]

Hot and Green: Salsa Verde

best salsa verde recipe

Well, we are back… and just in time for a celebration. Cinco de Mayo has become increasingly popular over the years in terms of celebrations. It is a great time to enjoy some great food and fun with your friends. For most, that includes chips and salsa and margaritas. Chips and salsa are always a […]

Lola Cooks: Stuffed Chili Peppers

stuffed chili peppers recipe

Spring has arrived and with it an urge to be outdoors. This past weekend we cleaned up the grill and got it ready for a long outdoor season. There is nothing quite like the smell of grilling. One of the things I love to do while I already have the grill fired up is grill up a […]

Lola Cooks: Corn Chowder

best corn chowder recipe

We are wrapping up our contributions to Soup Month today with one of my childhood favorites. This dish was a regular part of our winters as a kid in Michigan. I don’t know if it was tradition or frugality that kept it around, but it didn’t matter. To me, this soup tastes like childhood.  The soup is easy […]

Lola Cooks: Roasted Chicken Tortilla Soup

best chicken tortilla soup recipe

January is National Soup Month and there couldn’t be a better time for it. I enjoy soup year round, but there is nothing like a warm bowl of soup to start your winter meal. Not only does it allow you to round out your meal, but many broth-based soups are lower in calories and filled with good […]