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Old Fashioned Bean Soup with Rye Bread

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As a really picky eater when I was a child, Old Fashioned Bean Soup with Rye Bread (almost) was one meal my mother could always count on me eating.  She made the best bean soup in the world and always served it with homemade bread.  Mom made really good bread, but I don’t recall her . . . → Read More: Old Fashioned Bean Soup with Rye Bread

Butternut Squash and Brown Rice Soup

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Butternut Squash and Brown Rice Soup is a thick, robust soup perfect for a winter’s evening.  I don’t think I could ever have enough recipes for soup.  There’s something soothing about putting a bunch of ingredients in a pot and watch as it turns into a meal.  Butternut Squash and Brown Rice Soup is a . . . → Read More: Butternut Squash and Brown Rice Soup

Peach Soup

I love peach anything.  My very first blog Peachy Keen Mascarpone Parfait, was peaches.  Then there is the Peach Pizza and now Peach Soup.  With the peach season coming to an end, I wanted to get one more recipe on the books.  For this soup to be most flavorful, use ripe peaches.  If they are not . . . → Read More: Peach Soup

Ribollita with Sweet and Hot Red Pepper Rolls

Italy has given the world so much in good food and here is another great example.  Ribollita, which means twice boiled, is a hearty soup filled with flavor that, when eaten with bread, makes a complete meal – well, maybe a bit of dessert!  This is one of those recipes, where everyone seems to have . . . → Read More: Ribollita with Sweet and Hot Red Pepper Rolls

Black Bean Chili

One of the easiest, fastest, meatless meals that is high in protein and fiber, low in fat and can’t be beat for taste. You can’t even tell the meat is gone. Cumin, one of the spices used, is the “chili” taste in this and many other southwestern meals.

1 medium onions, peeled and diced 1 . . . → Read More: Black Bean Chili

Beef Strogonoff Soup with Wine and Cheese Baguette

I  will be posting next week’s blog  CHOCOLATE CHERRY BREAD PUDDING ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 26TH as I think it makes a great New Year’s Eve dessert and  needs some prep ahead of time.  It accidentally went up today by mistake before the error was caught.  I hope this didn’t cause too much confusion.

I . . . → Read More: Beef Strogonoff Soup with Wine and Cheese Baguette

Chilled Southwestern Black Bean and Corn Chowder with Pepperjack Cheese Bread

I don’t know where you live, but it is getting unbearably hot here in the midwest.  Temperatures in the high 90′s with heat indexes of over 100 for days on end, keep most of us inside.  Pools are still and grills are cold as we take refuge inside our air conditioned houses.

The chilled chowder . . . → Read More: Chilled Southwestern Black Bean and Corn Chowder with Pepperjack Cheese Bread

Classic French Onion Soup Gratinee

I first ate French onion soup at Famous Barr (now Macy’s) in their restaurant.  The Swiss cheese was so thick and stringy when spooned into, it was a challenge to get it into your mouth.  The good French bread served with it helped a lot as you could use it to cut the strings.  No . . . → Read More: Classic French Onion Soup Gratinee

Superbowl Special

Ok, so I know I’m in the minority but on Superbowl Sunday, I can be found doing anything but watching.  I can spend endless hours designing simple or complicated foods and then producing them, but don’t ask me so sit watching grown men run up and down a field, bashing each other on the way. . . . → Read More: Superbowl Special

Gazpacho

What more is there to say about a sublimely easy, deliciously cold summer soup that has everything good going for it. Although the soup is low calorie and low fat, high in fiber and all vegetable, that is not the reason to try it. It is one of the best tasting hot or cold . . . → Read More: Gazpacho