17 December, 2016

Chicken Stock For The Soul

Chicken Stock For The Soul
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So many recipes I make use chicken stock or broth somewhere in the mix of ingredients. People shy away from making it from scratch because they think it is too difficult, when it’s really just the opposite – very easy.  After we have eaten a whole chicken (usually from Costco – their rotisserie chickens have a
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16 December, 2016

Minestrone Soup – “Multivitamin In A Bowl Of Goodness”

Minestrone Soup – “Multivitamin In A Bowl Of Goodness”
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Minestrone is one of the soup staples of Italian families. The word originated from Minestra which means to dish up or serve. It is considered a “big soup” and is actually a large vegetable soup that reflects both seasonal and regional variations. There is no set recipe for minestrone. Due to its unique origins and
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9 December, 2016

Rustic Bean & Sausage Soup

Rustic Bean & Sausage Soup
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Soup is always a good option for lunch or dinner. It cooks up quickly on the stove top or throw ingredients in a crockpot and “forgetaboutit.” I guess it’s no surprise that I’m wearing out a few of my kitchen appliances with all the cooking I do. I’ll have to tap Santa for a few early
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21 November, 2016

Gobble Up This Turkey Apple Sausage

Gobble Up This Turkey Apple Sausage
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Before everyone is tired of turkey recipes, I wanted to share this one for an easy turkey sausage. The recipe uses ground turkey so not a recipe to use up Thanksgiving leftovers – sorry. I’m not a big fan of sausage unless it is Italian sausage. And normally I would not eat sausage for breakfast
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17 November, 2016

Chili For a Chilly Day

Chili For a Chilly Day
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It’s chilly outside so let’s make some chili! A play on words for sure. Have you ever thought about how many words in the English language are pronounced exactly the same, maybe even spelled the same, but have totally different meanings? Here’s what I found on vocabulary.com: A homograph is a word that has the
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16 November, 2016

Cheeky Leeky Potato Soup

Cheeky Leeky Potato Soup
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After a solid week of making soups, you’d think we would be tired of them. Well, we had reached a saturation point last week because homemade soups usually make more servings than we can eat, so it’s soup for lunch and dinner some nights. And don’t get me started on breakfast soup – yes such a
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6 November, 2016

In a Stew? Try My Hearty Beef Stew!

In a Stew? Try My Hearty Beef Stew!
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  Talk of joy: there may be things better than beef stew and baked potatoes and home-made bread – there may be. Ray Stannard Baker (BrainyQuote)      I was checking my Facebook posts this morning and was reminded by Frank at Everybody Loves Italian how wonderful it is to have Sunday’s dinner cooking all day
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4 November, 2016

Soup-er Mix Vegetable Bouillion

Soup-er Mix Vegetable Bouillion
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To add to my week of Soup-er meals, I thought I would change it up a bit and post a bouillon recipe. I’ve enjoyed having my own chicken and turkey stock on hand to make soups, gravies, or add to stews, etc. However, I’ve never made my own vegetable bouillon, so I’m game to give it a try.
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3 November, 2016

Noodled Chicken Soup-er

Noodled Chicken Soup-er
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I’m not a sports fan AT ALL, but the last World Series Game hooked me last night. Today, I thought that the Cleveland Indians might need a big dose of chicken soup to comfort them with their loss.   There is a traditional method of making chicken soup that most of you might know. My version
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2 November, 2016

Spiced Apple and Butternut Squash Soup-er

Spiced Apple and Butternut Squash Soup-er
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Butternut squash is so versatile and easy to adapt to recipes, substitute for sweet potatoes or even pumpkin. And it is a hardy squash that lasts a long time in the pantry. They are fairly easy to grow, however, do require a lot of space. Funny story – a few years ago in spring we
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1 November, 2016

New England Clam Chowder Soup-er

New England Clam Chowder Soup-er
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Next up on our week of Soup-er dinners, I’m resurrecting a favorite in our household, New England Clam Chowder. This recipe was originally shared by a good friend and neighbor Mike. He is the man you want to know for any great soup recipe! My love of New England clam chowder goes back a few
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