Category Archives: soups and stews

Bell Pepper Beef Stew

Bell Pepper Beef StewI am so excited to be participating in a party this week; and not just any party….a Bell Pepper Party!   Our sponsor, Divemax has provided some amazing giveaways for you as well.  The growers of Divemex specialize in greenhouse grown peppers in state of the art facilities that facilitate the production of the highest quality peppers in some of the safest facilities anywhere.  But most importantly, as a Fair Trade Certified company, they have an unwavering commitment to social responsibility that puts workers first.  Today’s giveaway is a Le Creuset 3 1/2 quart braiser! Continue reading

Cream of Zucchini Soup

Cream of Zucchini SoupAre you one of the many gardeners with an over abundance of zucchini?  Are you sick and tired of zucchini bread and cake?  Are you looking for a different way to serve that plentiful vegetable?  Or are you like me; gardenless and wanting to simply enjoy this summer squash while it is in season?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this recipe is for you! Continue reading

Chili Soup

Chili Soup with Pork

I am officially registering my complaint with Mother Nature.  If she were a real person, at this point, I am imagining her as someone whose desk is covered with papers and piles of to-do lists.  Apparently, she recently found the snow and rain memo and decided to play “catch up.”  May is not the time for snow and rain.  Does anyone else want to join with me in complaining? Continue reading

Crock Pot Lentil Stew

Slow Cooker Lentil Stew

When I make lentil anything, my husband usually puts on his long-suffering face.  Although you don’t know him, I am sure you know what kind of expression I am talking about.  It’s the one that says, “You are making me eat healthy food again.  I will eat it for the sake of the children.”   He will dutifully eat a portion of the offensive food and then it’s up to me to figure out how to deal with any leftovers.    And he expects a roast the next day to make up for his meatless sacrifice. Continue reading

Taco Soup

Hearty Taco SoupIs it getting cooler where you live?  Have you broken out your Dutch ovens and started making soup?  One morning last week, we woke up to 60 degrees and my sons actually turned on my car’s seat warmers and demanded that I turn on the heat as we drove.   I couldn’t help sniggering just a bit.  We have definitely acclimated to Florida.  Luckily for my sons, that “cold” morning was soon replaced with our regular 70+ degree mornings and almost 90 degree days. Continue reading

Cabbage Soup: Your Recipe, My Kitchen

Cabbage Soup

This came about because of leftover vegetables.  I had half a head of cabbage and a bag of matchstick carrots languishing because I made a dish that will post later in the week.  What better way to use them than in a soup?  I thought I’d use a smoked sausage that was in my freezer, too.  When you google cabbage sausage soup you don’t get many hits.  Is cabbage soup not popular?
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Chicken Noodle Soup: Crazy Cooking Challenge

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

This is my first month participating in the Crazy Cooking Challenge hosted by Tina of Mom’s Crazy Cooking.  Each month, she chooses a dish and those who participate must find a recipe for it from another blog, make it and post about it.  This month was Chicken Noodle Soup.  This past month was also a month that I just could not shake a virus.  So I started looking for a chicken soup from a Jewish grandmother.  Why?  Because it’s supposed to be a magical cure and I needed to get well!!!  Why not kill two birds with one stone? Continue reading