Soups & Stews

Roasted Fresh Tomato Bisque

Roasted Fresh Tomato Bisque

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017

Tomato bisque made with roasted fresh seasonal tomatoes, finished off with a little cream and garden basil.  The perfect summer tomato soup! I have had a bounty of fresh tomatoes all summer long, and into fall, from our local farm stand.  I’ve put up pints of tomato sauce and quarts for the freezer.  But guys, …

Read More →

Summer miestrone in bowl with spoon Summer Minestrone

Summer Minestrone

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017
No Comments

Summer Minestrone soup, with fresh seasonal tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini and corn.  It’s summer in full swing here in Missouri which means hot, hot, hot.  Why on earth did I want to make soup last week?  Because the markets are full of fresh, local produce.  Corn, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes and more.  I was thinking why not …

Read More →

Irish Beer Cheese Soup Irish Beer Cheese Soup

Irish Beer Cheese Soup

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017

Irish Beer Cheese Soup ~ Irish beer and Irish sharp cheddar cheese come together in this delicious creamy cold-weather soup and St. Patrick’s Day favorite! Irish Beer Cheese Soup ~ if you’ve never had, you’re in for a treat.  I recently had some cheddar beer soup from my grocery and man, was it good.  With …

Read More →

Potato Leek Soup Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017

Classic potato leek soup ~ simple and delicious with potatoes, leeks and chicken stock, inspired by Julia Child. A few weeks ago, out to lunch with Meathead, I had a cup of potato leek soup that was so good in it’s simplicity.  I’ve never really thought about making it at home, but I’ve been craving …

Read More →

Tuscan Kale and Cannellini Bean Soup Tuscan Kale and Cannellini Bean Soup

Tuscan Kale and Cannellini Bean Soup

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016

Kale and cannellini bean soup ~ simple, healthy and rustic soup, with Tuscan kale and white cannellini beans. I first posted this Tuscan Kale and Cannellini Bean Soup about a year and a half ago, when I first started this blog.  I still love it, just made it today, and decided to update the photos. …

Read More →

Overhead photo of soup pot with ladle full of soup. Sweet-and-Sour Beef Cabbage Soup

Sweet-and-Sour Beef Cabbage Soup

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016

Sweet-and-Sour Beef Cabbage Soup ~ simple and comforting old world soup made with beef short ribs, cabbage, allspice, brown sugar and red wine vinegar.  Almost as good as Cecil’s in Saint Paul, Minnesota! When we lived in St. Paul, Minnesota, one of our favorite spots was Cecil’s Deli.  Loved that place and ALWAYS got a …

Read More →

White chicken chili in serving bowl with dollop of sour cream. White Christmas Chili

White Christmas Chili

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016

White Christmas Chili, easy white chicken chili with cannellini beans, chicken broth and green chilis.  Serve with sour cream and fresh cilantro. I’ll say one thing about Minnesota ~ it’s unbelievably cold in the winter, but the people make the best of it and get outside as much as possible.  I hated the bitter cold …

Read More →

Turkey noodle soup with spoon in white bowl. Turkey Noodle Soup

Turkey Noodle Soup

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016

Old-fashioned turkey noodle soup, using your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers, carcass and all. I made two soups with Thanksgiving leftovers, mainly the turkey.  Turkey Curry Soup and Turkey Noodle Soup.  Both were really good and both are all gone.  This turkey noodle soup is a great way to use up a bunch of what you already had …

Read More →

Summer Corn Chowder in a bowl with spoon. Summer Corn Chowder

Summer Corn Chowder

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016
No Comments

Seasonal corn chowder with summer sweet corn, simmering the cobs to extract all the flavor for the chowder base, with potatoes and onions and a little kick from jalapeño.   I love when the sweet corn comes in, here in the midwest.  You practically don’t even need to cook it.  The farm stands are a …

Read More →