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…

Yellow-Eye Soup

Far, far better than Navy Bean Soup! By several orders of magnitude, in my not-so-humble opinion. No false modesty here, this stuff is incredibly yummy! And I do have my chief tester’s opinion to back me up. He loves to play the guessing game, where he tries to guess the ingredients in my recipes. He’s getting quite skilled at it….

Best Ever Black Bean Soup

I’ve discovered the secret! I’ve made Black bean soup more times than I can count, and it’s always seemed like a little something was missing. Darned if it wasn’t as simple as using the wrong beans! Do you know how long ago the dried beans at your grocery store were harvested? Me neither, but I’ll…

Gazpacho de Julia

  Let me start out right away by telling you that this is not Andalusian Gazpacho, which includes bread in the recipe and is more of a puree. It’s my version of Mexican Gazpacho, with no attempt whatsoever to remain “authentic.” Okay, if you must know the truth, I used to make loads of salsa fresca….

Homemade Vegetable Broth

I really never understood the point of vegetable broth. I tried several brands, & actively disliked most. Then I remembered there was a recipe in the slow cooker cookbook my niece Rachel gave me, & figured I’d give it a go. Homemade is almost always better than bought, so I didn’t think it was fair…