Heather’s Vegetable Soup

We have been having some colder weather here on the central coast. Not cold by New England standards (I can totally hear my East Coast family laughing at me), but cold enough away from our 80’ norm that I have been chilled to the bone and have had a hard time warming up. All I…

Easy Miso

My extended family enjoys this and I was very happy to come up with this recipe for easy miso. It works on nights when you do not have a whole lot of time. This is comfort food to me just like chicken soup. I enjoy adding vegetables into mine after it is cooked. Play around…

California Wine Country Chili

We are obsessed with making chili. We have made many types over the years, including this recipe for California Wine Country Chili that we made for a winery chili cook off many years ago. This makes a large quantity of chili and is perfect for batch cooking. Make sure you have lots of containers on…

Rainbow Bean Soup Mix

This rainbow bean soup mix was a recipe I came up with last year to use as a table decoration for the local woman’s club I belong to. The rainbow bean soup mix is packaged up in a jar and you can decorate the top with decorative fabric. It makes a pretty gift or holiday…

Chicken & Leek Soup

Life has been all about change this past year, which is how I came across this recipe for chicken & leek soup with spinach. The older I am getting the healthier I find myself eating and this recipe is no exception. This last year both the hubs and I have been trying to make a…

Rainbow Bean Soup Mix in a Jar

This recipe for Rainbow Bean Soup Mix in a Jar is the easiest recipe to make. When I make it I typically make at least 3 at a time, that way I have multiple of these in the pantry ready to go when I’m either meal planning or if I forgot to plan something and…

Taco Soup

I love making taco soup  – it’s just so easy and delicious. My family loves it when I pair taco soup with homemade corn pancakes. So be sure to check back later this week for the corn pancake recipe to pair with the taco soup you’re going to make! This recipe is quick and easy…

Cold Lithuanian Borscht

My maternal grandfather was Lithuanian and this recipe for Cold Lithuanian borscht (beet soup) came from his mother when he was a little boy. My mom grew up eating this and while I’m not a big fan of red beets, I prefer roasted gold, everyone that has had this soup adores it. My mother and…

Heather’s Chicken Soup

When the weather changes, cold weather makes my family crave Heather’s chicken soup. I also adore curling up under a heavy blanket with a cup of hot tea, especially when it’s raining out. The only things that would make rainy weather better is if we 1) had a working fireplace and 2) had a tin…