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 for an extra bit of creaminess. 2 pounds Ground Beef 1 cup Red Onion; chopped 1 cups Potato; peeledContinue reading “30 Minute Bacon Cheeseburger Soup”

Green Chile Beef Taco Soup

I really wanted something Mexican themed and I had some ground beef to use up. This turned out perfect! Unfortunately  I was out of tortilla chips, but I had some taco shells that I could crush up! I’m really broadening my soup portfolio. 2 lbs lean Ground Beef 1 medium Bell Pepper; cored and choppedContinue reading “Green Chile Beef Taco Soup”

Zippy Hamburger & Macaroni Soup

I accidentally opened the wrong side of the Cayenne pepper shaker and I’m kinda glad I did! It was stinking good and perfect for a cold, hazy day like today. Added bonus, my sinuses are now clear! 2 pounds lean Ground Beef 1 large Carrot; peeled and chopped 1 small Bell Pepper; cored and choppedContinue reading “Zippy Hamburger & Macaroni 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”

Chicken Coconut Curry

I tried curry for the first time when I was 25 years old (a little late, I know) and now it’s one of those meals that I make a couple of times a month! Curries are a great way to use up every type of vegetable you may have laying around. My personal favorites areContinue reading “Chicken Coconut Curry”

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! 4 cups Russet Potatoes; peeled and cubed 2 cups Carrots: peeled and sliced 1 large Onion; dicedContinue 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. 2 pounds Seafood “leftovers” (bones, shells, skin and heads) 2 large Onions; quartered 2 heads of Garlic; smashed 2 BayContinue 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! 1 Large Butternut Squash; halved and de-seeded 2 Tablespoons ButterContinue reading “Thyme & Curry Butternut Squash Soup”

Ginger Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

I woke up completely exhausted and miserable. I’m so glad I had a jar of turkey bone broth in the freezer that I could defrost and use to make some soup. This makes about 6 servings and it’s so delicious and healthy! 3 cups Chicken; cooked & cubed 2 quarts Turkey or Chicken Bone BrothContinue reading “Ginger Chicken & Wild Rice Soup”