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…

Taco Soup

It feels like I am doing NO preparation in advance for dinner lately. Case in point, this recipe for taco soup. It was a last minute desire for soup, I happened to have most of the ingredients on hand, however I did not have a recipe for taco soup using ground turkey. So onto the…

Lentil & Canadian Bacon Soup

I do so love it when I can make dinner from my pantry. Tonight’s menu – lentil & Canadian bacon soup. Lentils (check), Canadian bacon (check, last of a Costco 2 pack from the freezer), veggies (check), veggie & chicken stocks (check, also the last of my homemade stocks from the freezer – time to…

French Onion Soup

French onion soup is yummy in my tummy. I’ve had to learn to make this dairy free, but add enough white wine and it’s all good! My favorite part of this recipe and why I’m more than pretty pleased with the outcome  is I didn’t use a recipe! Score Heather! Heather’s French Onion Soup 4…

Turkey Chili

I couldn’t believe just how simple and good this recipe for turkey chili with chickpeas was. The recipe said to use cocoa powder, this is something I’ve never used in savory dishes before – but always have wanted to (yes, I have seen Chocolate quite a bit and NOT just because I love Johnny Depp)….

Savory Corn Pancakes to Say Farewell to Summer

Savory corn pancakes to say farewell to summer – sigh, summer corn is on it’s way out. But I’m determined to test out a few more recipes before it’s all gone. Tonight was a raving success ~ the husband went back for seconds. These delicious corn pancakes pair well with taco soup – but you…

Watermelon Gazpacho

A few years ago we participated in a local food & wine event. Always one for pushing the buttons of traditional cuisine, I found a recipe for summer watermelon gazpacho. I was desperately not wanting to make yet another paella or crudités or canape on a bread base, or anything remotely typical. Sometimes you go…