Bacon Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Another cold day calls for more soup. Bacon Broccoli Cheddar this time. I had some cream, broccoli and carrots that I needed to use up, so it was perfect. I made some homemade Garlic Bread to go with it. 1/4 Cup Bacon Grease 1 small Onion; chopped 1/2 cup Celery; chopped 3 cloves Garlic; mincedContinue reading “Bacon Broccoli Cheddar Soup”

Bacon Burger Tater Tot Casserole

I made way too much Bacon Cheeseburger Soup last night. So I topped it with tater tots and more cheese. Voila, Bacon Burger Tater Tot Casserole. The leftovers freeze pretty well so I’ll have 5 or 6 meals ready to go.   3 pounds Ground Beef 1 cup Red Onion; chopped 1 cups Potato; peeledContinue reading “Bacon Burger Tater Tot Casserole”

30 Minute Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

I made entirely too much. Anyone want a bowl? A 30 minute meal is just what I needed tonight. I made some Parmesan Crostini’s to round out the meal. You can use Velveeta instead of cheddar, but I honestly can’t stand the stuff.  2 pounds Ground Beef 1 cup Red Onion; chopped 1 cups Potato;Continue reading “30 Minute Bacon Cheeseburger Soup”

Spicy Curried Parsnip & Cauliflower Soup

My brain’s all fuzzy.  It took longer to type up this recipe than it did to make the soup. Sick or not, I have a weird thing about eating the same dinner two night’s in a row. This time I made Spicy Curried Parsnip and Cauliflower Soup. Take THAT sinuses! It’s simple, delicious and straightContinue reading “Spicy Curried Parsnip & Cauliflower Soup”

Pork & Mushroom Stew with Rosemary Cornbread

It’s finally cooled off a bit so I decided to make Pork Stew with Cornbread. It turned out great! The cornbread was just sweet enough to compliment the herbs and spices without taking over. I’d never actually made Pork Stew before, but I just assumed it was similar in preparation to beef stew. Yes, there areContinue reading “Pork & Mushroom Stew with Rosemary Cornbread”

Pesto Cauliflower and Carrot Soup

My local grocery store had a sale on Cauliflower and I got 9 lbs for $3. I didn’t really know what to do with it all but it’s overcast and dreary out, so perfect soup weather! I made a giant jar of pesto the other day and thought they’d go well together. It was delicious!Continue reading “Pesto Cauliflower and Carrot Soup”

Leftover Ham and Potato Chowder

I love Holiday leftovers! So many possibilities but I always start with the classics. The herbs and tender vegetables go so well with the slight smokiness of the ham. 😊 I also made a garlic and rosemary Pain d’Epi or Scissor Loaf brushed with herb butter to go with it. Leftover Ham and Potato ChowderContinue reading “Leftover Ham and Potato Chowder”

Potato & Bacon Ends Chowder

‘Tis the season for soups, stews, chili’s and chowders! This Potato & Bacon Ends Chowder definitely hit the spot! It makes a LOT so it’s perfect for a large family or someone who wants lots of delicious leftovers! Potatoes & Bacon Ends Chowder 4 cups Russet Potatoes; peeled and cubed 2 cups Carrots: peeled andContinue reading “Potato & Bacon Ends Chowder”

Seafood Broth

This was my first time breaking down a whole crab. It was way easier than I thought it’d be! This broth is so delicious and makes a great base for seafood stews, chowders and soups. Seafood Broth 2 pounds Seafood “leftovers” (bones, shells, skin and heads) 2 large Onions; quartered 2 heads of Garlic; smashedContinue reading “Seafood Broth”

Thyme & Curry Butternut Squash Soup

I remember this soup fondly from holidays as a teenager. To this day, I defer to my mom for taste testing and improvements. Seems only right considering she was the first person to make it for me. I LOVE it! Nutty, rich, herbaceous and creamy! Thyme & Curry Butternut Squash Soup 1 Large Butternut Squash;Continue reading “Thyme & Curry Butternut Squash Soup”