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Category Archive: Soups & Chilis

Southwest Veggie Soup

This is a simplified version of my Chicken Tortilla Soup that I posted on a few years ago. We make this a lot when we know we have a full day to watch… Continue reading

Poached Chicken with Bok Choy in Ginger Broth

When I got this clean eating cookbook, I couldn’t wait to make this recipe. I love baby bok choy, anything involving chicken (especially when it’s poached) and the broth sounded SO flavorful +… Continue reading

Lemon Chicken + Orzo Soup

I had a much needed day off yesterday and I couldn’t wait to start decorating the house for fall. I went and got the mums for our front porch + hung the corn… Continue reading

Squash, Quinoa + Kale Stew

It is no secret that I love fall. It’s not that I wish summer away because I know that with fall, winter comes all too quickly. I just love everything about the season… Continue reading

Superbowl Food & Cocktail Ideas

Since the big day is less than a week away I wanted to share some fantastic food and cocktail recipe ideas with you! Whether you’re hosting a party or bringing a dish to… Continue reading

Spicy Pork & Kale Soup

As soon as I saw the variation of this on the cover of the new Bon Appetit Magazine, I couldn’t wait to make it! I loved the idea of using pork because it’s inexpensive… Continue reading

Quinoa Chili

I worked on this recipe last week and was so happy with how it turned out. I love chili (especially in the fall & winter) because it’s typically easy to make, filling and… Continue reading

Buffalo Corn Chowder

As the NFL season officially starts tonight I though it would be a perfect time to share this recipe for a unique and delicious chowder! Two of my husband’s co-workers sent him home… Continue reading

Chicken Stock Two Ways

I can’t believe that it’s already Monday… we were so busy this weekend that it flew by! We finally finished the velvet-tufted headboard and installed it (and then re-installed it two more times… Continue reading

Apple Cider Soup with Rosemary Cream

My husband and I like to make fancy dinners at home at least a couple Saturdays a month instead of going out. When we got back from Manhattan, this was the first Saturday… Continue reading

Mushroom Barley Soup

. I hope this post finds all of my fellow east-coasters safe and dry as Sandy makes her rounds! If you still have time to get out before it hits or if you’re… Continue reading

Chorizo and Black Bean Chili

I apologize for all the recipe posts, as it seems that’s all I’ve done for the last week! I do have have some great craft to post on soon and I also have… Continue reading

Farmers Market Gazpacho

One of my favorite things to eat during the spring and summer months is a gazpacho. It’s so refreshing and light, and the fact that it’s served cold makes it not only low… Continue reading

Root Vegetable Soup with Pancetta and Black Truffle Oil

I made this for dinner last night and oh. my. gosh…. it may be the most delicious soup I have ever had in my life. My husband practically ran into the kitchen on… Continue reading

Chilled Cucumber Mint Soup

If you love Gazpacho, you’ve got to try out this recipe! A great departure from the usual hot soup, this one is incredibly light, crisp and flavorful… and best of all, it’s SO… Continue reading

Tortilla Soup and Chicken Tacos

It’s been chilly here in New York, as we’ve started getting the much delayed winter snow all week. This recipe is a great way to warm up and is really filling at the… Continue reading

Sparky’s Quick and Easy Chili

Starting when I was in high school my dad would make this chili (my dad is Sparky, by the way).. and it was always one of my favorite meals he made. I hadn’t… Continue reading

Croque Monsieur and Onion Soup

Last Thursday was Beaujolais Nouveau opening day and so I wanted to make a traditional French meal for the occasion. Beaujolais Nouveau is a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France. It is the most… Continue reading

BBQ Chili with Cheesy Biscuits

My husband loves this recipe, he’s had me make it for him on his birthday every year since we started dating. It’s incredible easy to make and perfect to warm you up once… Continue reading