Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

In spite of my optimism for spring, Mother Nature is apparently not ready to give up on winter. It’s cold today, with a biting wind. So maybe no Buttermilk Chicken Salad just yet. What to do, then, with the Easy Homemade Poultry Seasoning you made this week? Well, do I have some comfort food for…

Correction & Request

Well, this is embarrassing. I was making some Homemade Vegetable Broth this morning and decided that now was as good a time as any to add SI unit conversions for my international readers. Imagine my surprise and chagrin when I realized that the printable version of the recipe was missing a step. Just one step, but it…

Best Ever Black Bean Soup for Instant Pot

So, you don’t want to wait all day for Best Ever Black Bean Soup? I can’t blame you! Maybe you still need to pick up some ingredients, or just don’t like leaving the slow cooker on when you’re not home, or maybe you just like how little clean-up is needed with your Instant Pot. Fear…

Split Pea Soup

It hasn’t been this cold here in years! I’m no lightweight when it comes to cold and snow, having spent my whole life In Upstate NY. My first year in Buffalo, it didn’t go above 0℉ for something like 62 days. That was the year I had no car, didn’t live on a bus route,…

Turkey Noodle Soup 

Last week was Thanksgiving. We had such an incredible turkey! The gravy was divine. You might think a turkey is a turkey is a turkey, but you’d be wrong. You just can’t beat a fresh, local bird! I’ve been cooking Thanksgiving turkey every year for twenty years, and I usually worry that there won’t be…

Chilled Cucumber-Avocado Soup With Mint

It may be September, but since summer seems to have decided to stick around for another week, I think I can get away with one more summery recipe. Chilled soups are best in warm weather, of course. Don’t we always want what we don’t have? Cold soup when it’s hot in the summer, hot soup…

Provençal Soupe au Pistou

A delightfully versatile soup! You can serve it with sandwiches for lunch, as the first course for a dinner party, or with a hearty bread as the star of a Meatless Monday dinner. I particularly like it with Savory Fougasse. The Homemade Vegetable Broth creates a flavorful base, far tastier than anything you can buy…

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Your grandmother was right! Chicken noodle soup really is good for what ails you! I’m sick this week. Adenovirus, if I’m right (of course I am). I won’t bore you with the details, for fear that I’ll ruin your appetite. I don’t want chicken soup today, I need it. I’m not a fan of that colored…