Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Soup. Maybe it really is for the soul, but it most certainly is for the sick, as it has always symbolized comfort and warmth. It’s so easy to make or even adjust if you are lacking exact ingredients. 1 32 oz carton of chicken stock or broth – About 4 cups 2 stalks celery,…

Roasted Butternut Squash and Poblano Chili

Roasted butternut squash is worth all the trouble of peeling and chopping it, and adding my favorite pepper to the mix makes it even better. 3 cups chopped, peeled butternut squash 2  poblano peppers, cut into halves, seeds and stems removed 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 teaspoon salt, divided Freshly ground black pepper 1…

Mushroom Barley Soup

Cold day, warm soup. Original recipe. Red Cup. Mushrooms. Yum. 3 tablespoons butter 2 stalks celery, finely chopped 2 carrots, finely chopped 1 package fresh mushrooms 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed 6 cups beef broth 1 1/2 cups barley 1 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon salt 1 bay leaf Sauté carrots, celery, mushroom and garlic…

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

There is nothing like tomato soup on a cold, rainy day. Nothing. This easy and delicious version proves there is no reason to ever eat over-processed, over-salted tomato soup from a can again. Sorry, Campbell’s…. 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoons olive oil 2 – 28 ounce cans of crushed tomatoes 2 cups chicken stock 1tsp  sea…

Bourbon Chili

Peppers, orange juice and bourbon! No wonder this has swiftly become my all time favorite Chili recipe. Double it and freeze some for later. 1 1/4 pounds ground beef chuck 1 cup bourbon 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoons dried sage 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped 3 bell peppers…

Cajun Kale Soup with Andouille Sausage

OMG this is possibly the best soup I’ve ever made! Perfect for a cold, rainy night. Fresh kale and andouille sausage from the butcher’s case was all I had to pick up. Everything else is standard pantry fare. From O, The Oprah Magazine. 6 lightly packed cups chopped green curly kale, stem and ribs removed…

Loaded Potato Soup

This is Harrison’s favorite soup. We’ve tried this with several different types of cheeses, whole milk, skim milk, more potatoes, etc. One thing that really makes the soup is the vinegar, so mess with everything except that. 32 oz. Chicken Broth 4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced 1 rib celery, diced 2 carrots, peeled and…

Mixed-Up Fresh Vegetable Soup

This is a fabulous way to clean out your vegetable drawer, not to mention an entire days worth of vegetables in one meal.  The recipe is totally flexible depending on what you have on hand. Here’s what this batch has: 32 oz. vegetable broth 2 cans of fire roasted diced tmatoes 1 bunch kale 1…

Pork and Sweet Potato Stew

Even the sweet potato haters at my house loved this stew. I had everything on hand but the cranberry-apple juice. I’m really glad I chose to purchase it instead of substituting something else, because it was worth it. This turned out great (even though my photo isn’t as pretty as the BHG photo). Looking forward to…

Turkey Noodle Soup

Have I mentioned how much I love to make soup? This isn’t the most creative leftover idea, but it’s delicious all the same. I also use the same recipe for Chicken Noodle Soup. 1 batch turkey stock ( Yes! I made turkey stock – but I didn’t follow a recipe. Just boiled the bones in…

Butternut Squash Soup

I made this soup for our company Thanksgiving Pot Luck. The video is really fun, but I’m warning you – cutting the squash is not easy! I practically needed an axe. I’ve been told that microwaving the squash a little first helps, and I’ve also been told you can use frozen squash as alternate.