October and Halloween always make me crave chili. My Grandma always makes this at Halloween time and now we make it every year on Halloween. Grandma's Secret To Delicious Chili My Grandma's chili is always the best...so many years ago I called her up and asked her for the recipe. She was very matter of fact in her response - "always double your meat, and always use tomato juice instead of tomato sauce, the sauce is too sweet." I've stuck to those rules and came up with this EASY tasty . . .
This cheddar cauliflower soup one of my favorite of all time. The thing is, is that is come from a restaurant in another state far away from me, and it has become so popular in that state, in that restaurant, that it's way over priced! I can't bring myself to even go there and buy it in its tiny bowl any more. Despite all the copy-cat recipes for Zupas Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup, I haven't made one and thought- "YES! that is it," until I made my own adjustments. In all honestly maybe I . . .
Creamy tomato basil soup with a melty grilled cheese sandwich has got to be on pretty much everyone's top 10 favorites list. This creamy tomato soup is full of veggies (which no one will know!) with little cream and a little cheese to smooth it all out and balance out the tomatoes. Most recipes call for canned tomatoes- which is why I LOVE this recipes. It is ALL FRESH! How to make Creamy Tomato Soup Everyone knows what a roux is right? So lets move on to another base basic in . . .
Dumplings are arguably the best part of chicken soup. When my mom makes them for my family there is never enough. We argue and fight about who has more dumplings...and we race to get seconds and finish of the rest of the dumplings in the pot. Now when my mom makes chicken and dumplings she does two batches. Makes the soup, and does one batch of dumplings...serves up half the folks and with half the soup remaining add more dumplings. This isn't necessary but makes the soup go really . . .
I love chicken tortilla soup. The combination of flavors and textures is a party in my mouth. Chicken Tortilla Soup Inspired By Acapulco When I was in college there was an awesome restaurant called Acapulco. We enjoyed dining there and often times I would order their chicken tortilla soup as my entree. I loved that it was full of veggies - zucchini and carrots, and topped with homemade tortilla strips. Heaven in a bowl. So when I made up a pot of this soup for dinner I threw in some . . .
We have entered the fall season... also the season of after school activities, fall festivals, sports.... Football, soccer, softball, baseball. The evenings are busy and the air is cold. For those busy nights this is exactly what you a need, loaded baked potato soup. Often I'm scrambling for dinner. I know I am not the only busy mom with this problem! You get home late from practices, work, errands and need a family friendly meal in 30 minutes. This is just the recipe. A few years . . .
It is officially, unofficially summer! The other day I whipped up a pot of summer corn chowder and thought I would share with you all this delicious way to toss in lots of summer produce. Corn on the cob is one of my favorite summer foods - but serving plates of boiled corn gets a little bit boring during the warm months. I have a few ideas up my sleeve for savoring this delicious summer food, like this corn chowder and my sweet corn salad. Chowder For Beginners I know it is easy to be . . .
Intro: Geri is posting today! We LOVE Geri-- we all lived near each other in SoCal and became fast friends. She is an amazing photographer & has an amazing Minestrone soup recipe we have been dying to get our hands on. Well folks. Today is your lucky day- her soup recipe is now open to the PUBLIC. Its THAT good it definitely needs its on PSA. Geri's Instagram HERE ALSO: This New Staub Cast Iron 7 qt Round Cocotte is my new very favorite item in the kitchen. It's gorgeous, its . . .
I'm calling it this " weight loss soup " because it's FINALLY what helped me to take off my baby weight. Normally after having a child I bounce right back, run a million miles an hour and loose any extra pounds I had. Well, not with this 4th child. I was very sick, had a lot of health problems with this 4th baby and gained more weight than normal. I also didn't bounce back to my normal energetic self. Nothing was typical with this pregnancy or postpartum to say the least. It was a real struggle . . .
Peach soup- who would have thought? The sweet simplicity of this appetizer adds a nice charm to your dinner. Peaches are such a mild delicious fruit most people enjoy them, making it just the right pre-course to your dinner. I say pre-course because wouldn't serve this as a main dish, as it very light. That it also what makes it so refreshing. This recipe calls for canned peaches but if fresh peaches are in season, I highly recommend! Give them a little sauté with some sugar to soften and . . .