Ten Great Winter Soups!

January 8, 2014

Brrrrr, it’s freezing out side. How cold is it? Well… It’s so cold that I have been drinking my coffee on a stick. It’s so cold that I go in my fridge to warm up. It is so cold that the Botox people are not needed this week.  Just walk outside for a frozen wrinkle […]

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Instant Mirepoix

November 6, 2013

The clocks were changed back the other night and it is dark and dreary at five o’clock. Somehow that caused a switch to go off  in my head (and stomach). I have been constantly dreaming about all the soups and stews I will be cooking and winter hasn’t even hit yet. In order to make […]

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Smoky Sausage and Vegetable Soup

January 15, 2013
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My size 6 jeans are getting very lonely. They feel neglected sitting in the drawer by themselves. They wonder why no one has  put them on. The reason is that they are very tight. So tight that they might cut off my butt circulation.  Is that even possible? In order to give these jeans the […]

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Yellow Split Pea Soup With Ham

January 10, 2013

Happy new year everyone! I am trying to catch up after the holidays and we are  finally back to a more normal routine. Now if I could only finish putting all my Christmas decorations away. I have put writing this post off long enough. I have been making this type of soup for years but […]

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Potato Leek Soup

October 9, 2012

Today was one of those dreary days.  The kind of day where it is raining but only a drizzle. It was a damp, cloud covered day that makes you want to go back to bed and hide under the covers. The kind of day where you don’t feel like cooking, cleaning or being Martha Stewart. […]

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Chicken Soup

April 27, 2012

Chicken soup is not just for winter. I’ll admit I am not a big soup fan in the summer especially the thick creamy kinds.  But I can eat chicken soup at any time of year. No, I am not going to serve it at my next summer barbecue but there is nothing better than a […]

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Spicy Tomato Soup

December 21, 2011

I interrupt my cookie baking to profess my love for canned tomatoes. I constantly use canned tomatoes in the winter for stews, sauces and Italian gravy. But today I decided to use a can of Red Gold Tomatoes for a tangy tomato soup. Instead of having a boring grilled cheese sandwich for lunch, I spiced […]

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Red Bean, Sausage and Pasta Soup

November 1, 2011

Beans are a big staple in my pantry. At any given time, I usually have five different varieties of beans in the cupboard.  I use them for many comfort food dishes but they also work well in salads. While comfort foods can be high in calories and fat, beans are low fat and filled with […]

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Potato Leek Soup with Crispy Kielbasa

January 10, 2011

In the winter, I crave comfort foods such as soup, stews and bread. It’s hard to eat light when you want something hearty. Even though this soup isn’t low calorie diet food, there are no heavy creams or butter involved. It contains “good for you” ingredients such as olive oil and leeks. I put my […]

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Smoky Lentil Florentine Soup

November 18, 2010

Once the weather gets colder, I get on a soup kick. Yes, it is that time of year! I could eat a hearty soup every night for dinner. It is a nice meal that can be made in advance and kept on the stove so that everyone gets a hot meal depending on their activity […]

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