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…