Boy, (or girl) do I have an easy recipe for you today. This Black Bean and Ham soup is full of flavor, very filling and loaded with healthy goodness. (At least, it’s healthy to me, man. Please don’t email me any information on the hazards of bullion cubes. I just don’t think I can take it. 🙂 Th
You are never going to believe this…
but Halloween is just one week away.
Just plain crazy, isn’t it!
October has been absolutely GORGEOUS here in Utah.
Gorgeous and golden, with all the beautiful changing colors and lasting warm weather. We have been spoiled with the beauty of the seaso
This has been a Willahan family favorite for years. I never take it anywhere that I’m not asked for the recipe. It is a wonderful recipe that turns out great every time. There are no instructions for this one that say vague things like…”salt and pepper to taste”, or add “about this much water”.
Love me a good crock pot recipe.
Love smelling something hearty and tasty just a simmering away all day while I do really important things like go to the grocery store, wipe sticky messes off my counter (I am a professional counter wiper, don’t you know. It’s really glamorous work) and wrestle
Last week, here in Utah the sun was out. It was really out, I tell you. My little boys and I went for a walk, we even hung out at the park. I pushed them on a swing for a while…and then they pushed me on the swing. (Give a moment of silence for the poor hinges on that swing, would ya? I’
Last weekend my dear Grandma Barbara passed away. She was one of those ladies a girl feels lucky to have in her life. Not because she was a brilliant scientist, won the Nobel Peace Prize, or invented electricity…or anything like that. 🙂
With the summer quickly approaching (yipee!) I wanted to hurry and post one last soup recipe before the weather heats up and we start talking about grilling and homemade ice cream and other sunny pleasures.
This Chicken Red Quinoa and Brown Rice soup is a twist on the classic Chicken and Rice Sou
If you need a little something to warm up your spirits today, this is the soup for you. This soup tastes best if the chicken is allowed to simmer slowly for about 2 hours. It smells like heaven while it’s cooking away….it’s a great meal to make on a day you are hanging out at home cleaning ou
If you have had the pleasure of ordering the Chicken Enchilada Soup at Chili’s Restaurant, then you are well aware of its deliciousness. It has a nice thick base (not too brothy and not too creamy, but a happy spot between the two) and is loaded with spicy enchilada flavor. I have been looking for
I recently discovered the delightful taste of a certain (Cafe Rio) Chicken Tortilla Soup that was fully loaded with all kinds of fresh and heavenly ingredients. I couldn’t help but come home and see if I could make the same things happen in my kitchen (and yours). It was the right thing to do. For
I have a wonderful classic recipe for Clam Chowder for you all today. This recipe comes from my dear Aunt Suzie and is actually the only clam chowder recipe I have ever made. Why experiment when this fabulous group of ingredients delivers each and every time, right! This chowder is creamy, nice and
Before we talk about the beauty of this simple soup recipe, I wanted to let you know that I have a bunch of new, wonderfully healthy and fabulous recipes to share with you over the next few weeks! Hooray for eating better (and feeling better!) I know I sure need it! Watch for two new recipes each w
This is a great kid lovin’, adult pleasin’ recipe I got from my dear friend Kristine. I have changed it somewhat to incorporate more of the ingredients I keep on hand. It should only take about 60 minutes from start to finish and is delicious with my
Quick and Easy Breadsticks.
I love a good bowl of soup, especially this time of year as the weather starts to change over and become cool and crisp. Goodness, the weather here has been golden and glorious. To celebrate its beauty this past weekend I washed all of my windows, top to bottom, front to back, inside and out. Isn’t
I love to cook with the crock pot during the fall and winter months. There is something wonderful and comforting about having dinner simmering away while the hectic-ness of life ensues. Soup is, of course, particularly enjoyable and Chicken Noodle Soup fits right at the top of the list of comfort f
Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup has become one of my families all time favorite soups. I seem to make it at least once a month. You might be surprised to hear it, but several my kids have confessed to preferring it over the treasured Chicken Noodle that has been a staple around here for ages. This
I love a great throw-it-together Crock Pot recipe, don’t you? It seems I am finding myself in need of them more and more as the years go by. Why is that, I wonder. I suppose it has to do with the household of teenagers I’m living in, and the car I find myself driving in all afternoon during the time
It is over.
Just like that.
Christmas has come and gone,
and has hopefully left you will some warm memories!
I hope you all had a marvelous time and
were able to spend the day with those you love most.
We are lucky to live in close proximity to our extended fami
It is a soup kind of day, here in Utah! Up until the past few days, our winter has been super mild here this year. My front yard tulips have started to poke out of the ground, I packed away the winter boots and actually wore flip-flops a couple of times during February. I know, crazy. Wiiiiiiiild,
Those of you who live in a warm and
heavenly climate might be thinking
“Why in the world would this chic post a soup recipe in May?”
Well, because it has been raining here all week
and it is
cold, cold, cold.
So there you have it.
A little soul warming soup from JamieCooksItUp
Several months ago, my dear friend Heather called me on the phone. She informed my that while on vacation she’d visited a cute little shop that served the most amazing soup. It was Italian in flavor, hearty in texture, and had big fat Lasagna noodles in it. She loved it, knew I would love it, and t
There is a recipe for Lasagna Soup living in my archives that is one of my families favorites. This past fall I’ve been on some kind of Lasagna Soup kick and have made it several times this past month alone to take to a couple of pot luck parties and a church social. To feed a larger crowd (than
Spring has sprung here in Utah, my friends. In my neck of the woods Spring means you might get a nice sunburn planting flowers one day while the next you shiver your self silly (while wearing your winter coat) at the kids’ soccer game.
And so, soup can still hop onto the menu now and t
This is a terrific recipe I found in a Cooking Light magazine I checked out from the library. I am always looking for ways to use dried beans….they are very cheap (I have got a TON of them in my food storage, I’ve been told they keep up to 30 years! ) and they seem to really help with weight
Good Monday to you! I have a little giveaway business to take care of and then…oh, then. The. Soup. I will tell you about this tasty soup of wonder.
But first and foremost…the winners of the Unbroken book giveaway are Jamie email address jlhspalding @yahoo.com and Nancy email address merrillr
It’s soup season! Hooray! I love it when the weather cools off and soup finds it’s way back into our meal rotation. I’m always on the look out for different soup recipes, especially those that make use of the crock pot. I’ts so nice to have a warm soup cooking away on a busy day when things are h
Well, my friends.
I guess it’s official.
Officially soup season that is.
The Rocky Mountains have been dusted with snow and I’m trying really hard not to shed a tear each time I look at their
doomly covered winter approaching faces. That dusting of snow just seems to call out….get read
For those of you who are new to this blog, Saturday is the day I set aside to post recipes and food ideas that are healthy, healthy, healthy. You might be wondering how “bacon” got put into a post with the word “slim”. The bacon in this soup is is minimal, but adds a fabulous smokey flavor that
Those of you who have read my blog for a while now, know that I have twin boys who started kindergarten this year. Those of you who have had children in kindergarten most assuredly know that it is the most darling of all the grades. Am I right? There is just something so endearing about cute 5 an
Ladies and Gentlemen, I feel like I’ve been living in a Halloween induced Chocolate Candy Bar/Homemade Doughnut coma. How about you?! Sugar and I have had our fill of each other. If I never see another chocolate bar for the next…say…well, really long time. Like 45 minutes, it will be nothing sho
Well, well, well. How in the world are you! I hope this fall-ish season is treating you well. I say fall-ish…because the temperature around here seems to be so high still!!! What is going on? Who ordered 90 degree weather the last week of September. Was it you?
Don’t worry now, I won’t turn you
Oh, I love a good bowl of soup in the fall and winter. I seem to make a big pot of it at least once a week. I thought today would be a good day to share 10 of my favorites. I’ve also listed links to the homemade bread and roll recipes that go perfectly with each one. Hope you find something to
Like you can order at The Olive Garden, my friends.
The very soup just happens to be one of
my TeenSonMark’s favorites.
Pardon the hideous display of dirty dishes in the
background of this picture!
It happens, you know.
More often than not around here!
A couple of weeks ago, my dear friend and I went to a Cafe Zupas restaurant that just opened near our homes. Why I have never tried Cafe Zupas, before now, is beyond me. It was wonderful! I wish I could go every week (day!) They have an amazing assortment of soups, sandwiches, salads, desserts an