Italian Tortellini Soup

This is one of the recipes that I “stole” from Dee’s house, from a Gooseberry Cookbook that she had out. What a great soup and a very easy soup to have on hand during the fall! 1 lb mild Italian sausage, casing removed 1 cup onion, chopped 2 large cloves of garlic, chopped 6 cups … Continue reading

Cincinnati Chili

Why am I looking at a soup cookbook and for some reason thinking that chile sound good? I’m not really a chile person, but when I saw this recipe it reminded me of a really great day when Randy & I went to a chile place in Burbank, CA that everyone out there had told … Continue reading

Company Chile

We are really trying to use up what is here and since Randy wanted chile and we had everything for it, that was our soup last night. I am not a huge chile person, but I actually liked it and had 2 helpings. It was very easy and Randy was a happy camper. 1 lb … Continue reading

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

Happy 2014!!!! The kids are gone back to their homes, I have my computer back from grandkids and the quiet and space to write. Also, because the fridge is now clear of chicken nuggets, frozen pizza, peanut butter and apple juice, I have room to cook some adult foods. When I sat down last night … Continue reading


What a great soup for using leftover turkey, or having it for Super-Bowl parties or on those cold weather evenings. 6 tables unsalted butter, plus melted butter for brushing 1 small onion, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 1/2 clove garlic, minced 5 tables flour 1 qt chicken broth 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup shredded … Continue reading

Green Vegetable Soup

Don’t turn up your nose just yet. Think, environmentally  green and clean. We have green cleaning products, green energy and now, here is green soup. Not only will you feel clean, but hopefully energized. Serves 4 3/4 cup uncooked orzo 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced leeks (about 2) 1 cup … Continue reading

Chicken & Biscuits in a Pot

The last few days it has been such a delight and look through several new cookbooks that have come in the mail. One recipe that has caught my eye and sounds just like such a comfort food, yet, it comes from Food & Wine, which normally, I wouldn’t think of when I am thinking “comfort … Continue reading

Italian Wedding Soup

We have had family from Texas here all this week. I made them promise that they would not go home and tell that we didn’t have a home cooked meal here except for breakfast one morning. It is embarrassing to admit that, especially since I write this cooking blog and continually tell you how much … Continue reading

Green Chile Stew

Since I have overdosed on chocolate biscotti and chocolate cookies yesterday, I thought today I would eat something a little more healthy and something that does not have chocolate in it. When I saw this in my new FoodNetwork magazine, I knew I had to make it. Makes those cold evenings in the kitchen smell … Continue reading