Crab Stew

My husband and I love seafood and my kids like most seafood as well, especially my daughter. My grocery store was advertising crab legs last week and I had been wanting to make this stew, so it seemed like a good time to do it. The soup is crab based, meaning the broth is madeContinue reading “Crab Stew”

Artichoke Soup

Soup and bread or soup and salad is one of my favorite dinners. It has always been one of the ways I got more vegetables into my family and I just enjoy eating them. This artichoke soup doesn’t have a ton of ingredients and it tastes like artichokes (shocker). So if you love artichokes makeContinue reading “Artichoke Soup”

Fire Roasted Tomato Soup with Kielbasa and Tortellini

This soup is another quick and easy meal that is tasty, nutritious and satisfying to eat. The broth is made from chicken broth and fire roasted tomatoes for a slightly sweet, slightly smoky tomato flavor. The addition of kielbasa add another level of smokiness that goes great with the tomato. You could also use chickenContinue reading “Fire Roasted Tomato Soup with Kielbasa and Tortellini”

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Chicken soup from scratch is one of the cheapest, but most satisfying meals to make. If you start with a whole chicken, you get tons of meat as well as tasty homemade broth for your soup. I have been making homemade chicken noodle soup for years, and decided to do a variation with some addedContinue reading “Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup”

Ginger Garlic Pork Noodle Soup

The ginger garlic pork noodle soup was a simple dinner I put together from stuff I had in my fridge and freezer. The components are straightforward but I used several Asian ingredients to really boost the flavor here. For the soup base I used chicken stock, to which I added some ginger, garlic, Korean beefContinue reading “Ginger Garlic Pork Noodle Soup”

Clam Chowder (From Scratch)

I have never made clam chowder before from scratch. It can be hard to find fresh enough seafood to make dishes like this, but I checked and my local Wegman’s had live clams! My son had a craving for clam chowder so I decided to go for it. I used the recipe from serious eats,Continue reading “Clam Chowder (From Scratch)”

Chicken in a Pot with Orzo

I used to watch Ina Garten on TV back in college, along with every other cooking show I could find. She was really accessible when I was learning to cook, because her recipes tend to be pretty simple and straight forward. This chicken in a pot with orzo is both of those things. I likedContinue reading “Chicken in a Pot with Orzo”

Lasagna Soup with Garlic, White Beans, and Whipped Ricotta

We went out with our neighbors to try a new winery that opened near us last night, so no cocktail today. Instead I’m sharing this recipe for lasagna soup with white beans, garlic, and whipped ricotta that I made for dinner this week. This soup has the flavors of a lasagna, but it is lighterContinue reading “Lasagna Soup with Garlic, White Beans, and Whipped Ricotta”

Moroccan Spiced Turkey Vegetable Soup

This soup is a great one to make if you have been under the weather, feeling like your diet hasn’t been so healthy lately, or you just want to pack a bunch of nutrition into a quick meal. Ground turkey breast provides a ton of healthy protein and there are lots of vegetables to provideContinue reading “Moroccan Spiced Turkey Vegetable Soup”

Suan La Fen (Hot and Sour Noodle Soup)

We love pretty much all Asian food, especially soups, and this Chinese hot and sour noodle soup doesn’t disappoint. There so so many flavor components to this dish, and they come together beautifully. I wish I had another bowl right now. 🙂 Traditionally, this soup is made by placing all the ingredients and seasonings intoContinue reading “Suan La Fen (Hot and Sour Noodle Soup)”