Entries Tagged as 'Soups'

Summer Corn Chowder


Aug 5, 2013

I hope you all had a great weekend.  We went out to dinner for our 7th wedding anniversary (which is actually today) and just had a quiet weekend around the house.  I just started “The Plan” yesterday so I’m on a 3 day cleanse.  The plan is all about identifying which foods aren’t healthy for your body’s chemistry.  After the short cleanse I will start to introduce food items one day at a time to see if I have a reaction.  Ever since I found out that I have an inflammatory problem last year I’ve been sticking to a list of good foods and avoiding “bad” foods but I don’t know if it is really working for me.  I decided to do The Plan to see what really works for me once and for all.  The process is 20 days long, I hope I can make it to the end!

Prior to starting The Plan I made this great recipe for summer corn chowder.  There is nothing better than fresh corn on the cob, hopefully it will be one of my good foods!  We have a local farmer’s market every Thursday and the corn booth is one of my favorites because the farmer is really funny.  He is always trying to talk me into dozens of ears of corn so I’ve been trying to find other ways to make it besides boiling it or grilling it.

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Butternut Squash Soup


Dec 7, 2012

Last week I promised my Aunt Shelly’s butternut squash soup recipe.  While I was visiting Michigan my mom and my Aunt met up at my Grandma’s house to do some organizing and set up her Christmas decorations.  Aunt Shelly brought this soup for lunch and it really hit the spot on a chilly day (even though Granny had her heat set to 82 degrees).  I snapped some pictures and fount the recipe online so I could try it myself.  Instead of using a food processor or a blender she uses an hand blender that you can use on the stove top (I need to add one of those to my Christmas list!).  Serve it with chives and croutons!  Enjoy!

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White Chicken Chili


Apr 24, 2012

I love making soup! It is so comforting and makes the perfect light dinner.  I usually make a double or triple batch and freeze some of it for easy meals down the road.  Recently I tried this recipe for white chicken chili using rotisserie chicken, one of my favorite ingredients.  I like to pick them up at the cafe inside Calafia in Palo Alto but you can find them almost anywhere.

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Baked Potato Soup


Jan 13, 2012

I love baked potato soup but I have always had a hard time recreating it at home.  Last year I tried to make it from scratch and I ended up with a huge pot of gunk, it looked and tasted like glue (we had to order a pizza for dinner that night.)

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The Best Chili Ever!


Nov 2, 2011

I hope you all had a safe and fun Halloween!  Usually we don’t do much to celebrate because neither one of us like to dress up in costumes and we are both chickens when it comes to scary stuff but this year we had a special treat and were able to have our friends Russ and Laura and their daughter Sarah over to trick or treat in our neighborhood and have dinner.  Sarah is two years old and it was fun to watch her say trick or treat and cheer “Go Standford” with her cute costume on.

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Tuscan Bean Soup


Sep 3, 2011

Ahhhh…..there is nothing better than a Saturday spent loading up on goodies at the farmer’s market and enjoying a full day of college football on the couch.  That is exactly what my day is going to look like today and I couldn’t be more excited!

On fall days like today I like to make something easy comfort food that we can snack on all day long like sloppy joes, soup, mac and cheese, chili, and casseroles.  This recipe for Tuscan bean soup is so easy, the sauteed spinach on top really adds a punch of flavor.  I serve it with warm bread and chive butter.

I hope all of your teams win today!  Don’t forget that I am hosting “Touchdown Week” starting September 19th, if you are interested in sharing your tailgating traditions and a recipe send me an email.


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Homemade Tomato Soup


Nov 2, 2010

The only thing I love more than tomato soup is Ina Garten from the Barefoot Contessa.  When I recently spotted this recipe in her cookbook I knew I had to give it a try.  I feel like my cooking has been kicked up a notch over the last year and this recipe is proof of that.  On Sunday Chris and I bought all of the ingredients at our local farmers market and enjoyed homemade soup with grilled cheese sandwiches.  I must say the meal was a little slice of heaven.  This is a really simple recipe and the process is quite relaxing, give it a try!

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