Archive | Soups and Stews

Smoked Turkey Navy Bean Soup

Baby it’s cold out there… A hot bowl of soup is just the thing to warm you up. Navy bean soup is in my all time top three favorite soups.  Normally I cook it with a smoked ham hock or the leftover ham bone.  I had some smoked turkey I needed to use up, so […]

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Basic Bowl of Red

  Over a month ago, when I was teaching my California Roll class, Mark had confessed to me that he didn’t know how to make chili.  I told him perfect, that I had planned on posting my “no” recipe chili that very week.  Me and my big mouth, I should never give a date for […]

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Oxtail Soup

It’s official, I can’t deny it.  Winter is here and it’s here to stay.  I almost believed it wouldn’t come, we had a very wet summer (which uncovered that our basement leaks and we have a nice crack in the foundation).  Oh but the fall, the fall was perfectly warm, kind of balmy actually.  We […]

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Seafood Chowder and a Mostly Healthy November

  “I’d gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today” (Wimpy from Popeye).  A foodie grandma’s dream.  My little alligator dressed up as a hamburger for Halloween.  I just had to, had to, share.  It brings a tear to my eye. Let’s not forget about the mystery I left you with yesterday. Here’s another hint…. […]

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Basic Chili

        There are as many ways to make chili as there are cooks in the world.  Honestly I’m not sure if I ever make it the same way twice.  It doesn’t seem to matter, it always turns out good.        In college for my Biology class, we had an extra credit question that asked “What is […]

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Pasta Fazool

Have I told you that I love, love, love my new Dutch Oven?  It heats perfectly, looks great and it’s easy to clean (which makes the Baby Boy happy too).  Speaking of Baby Boy, this recipe is adapted from his Nana’s Pasta Fazool recipe.  Traditional Pasta Fazool also known as Pasta e Fagioli is an […]

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Creamy Chicken Noodle

Mmmm, mmmm, good, that’s what chicken noodle soup is! CREAMY CHICKEN NOODLE Stock 1 roasted chicken, picked clean, reserve meat, discard skins 1 onion, quartered 3 cloves garlic, halved 2 carrots 3 stalks celery Sprigs of Parsley 10 Peppercorns 2 Bay leaves 3 Chicken bouillon cubes The Soup 2 cups chopped chicken 3 carrots, peeled […]

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