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3-Bean ((NO-PEEK)) Soup Meets Orcas Island

3-Bean ((NO-PEEK)) Soup Meets Orcas Island

I took a little break from the blog — I both missed it and enjoyed it all at the same time. While the blog was quiet, life was very full. We took a 16 day trip to my most favorite place in the world :: 

Cowboy Stew

Cowboy Stew

What we have here is another simple case of dump, cover & cook. But trust me, there is nothing “simple” about the flavors of this stew. I tapped into my inner cowboy ((well — girl, hah)) to imagine what exactly a Cowboy Stew entails.

Cream of Roasted Jalapeño Soup

Cream of Roasted Jalapeño Soup

I first had this soup at one of our favorite local restaurants – Interurban (“IU”). As I examined the menu, I noticed the soup of the day “Cream of Jalapeño Soup” and was instantly curious. Before I tell you all about the soup – let me first tell you where I worked while in college — guess.  Continue reading Cream of Roasted Jalapeño Soup

Dirty Red Beans & Rice

Dirty Red Beans & Rice

This recipe is a classic case of dump, stir and walk away. Isn’t that what we are all looking for — a way get a yummy meal on the table without slaving over it ALL DAY LONG?! I know I have a list of things 

Verde Chicken Taco & Farmhouse Ale “No-Peek” Soup

Verde Chicken Taco & Farmhouse Ale “No-Peek” Soup

It’s that time of year when nothing seems to taste better than a warm bowl of hearty soup. If you have been following along as I share some family favorites, you know “no-peeks” are pretty much my favorite way to get a yummy meal on 

CopyCat Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup

CopyCat Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup

This is it – the chicken enchilada soup recipe that will be your go to. Now, I am not bragging ((at all)), rather just stating the simple fact: this is the BEST enchilada soup recipe. It is just the right amount of thick and creamy, perfectly spiced and so very simple to make.  Continue reading CopyCat Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup

No-Peek Meatless Taco Soup

No-Peek Meatless Taco Soup

This soup is a twist on traditional beans, seasoned with my homemade taco seasoning blend, a few key pantry staples and cooked using my favorite cooking method: the slow & low No-Peek method.

Homemade ((Quick)) Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Homemade ((Quick)) Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Whew! These back to school days are hard on this old gal. The clock seems to enjoy turning 5, just to see the look on my face as I realize this one, annoying truth: I have no plans for dinner. Blah.

Chard and White Bean Italian Soup with Crispy Sausage

Chard and White Bean Italian Soup with Crispy Sausage

A few pounds of dried white beans is a pantry staple must in my home. If I am out of protein options, running low on meal ideas, or just looking for some simple ((healthy)) comfort food, beans take care of business every single time. AND — hello! They are super budget friendly too. A perfect food for my family of 6.

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Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup can officially go down as one of my favorite meals ever! I have always been partial to this soup on restaurant menus & one of my very favorites has always been Chili’s version of this recipe. Many years ago I found 

Speedy Chili-Mac aka Mexican Goulash ((just like Grandma’s))

Speedy Chili-Mac aka Mexican Goulash ((just like Grandma’s))

One of my favorite ways to stretch our grocery budget is to make my own beans. Not canned, not frozen – but dried beans. If you have been following me over the last year, you know all about my love for dried beans! I also 

No-Peek Magic Bean & Ham Soup

No-Peek Magic Bean & Ham Soup

I have just fallen in love all over again with my giant cast iron enameled Dutch oven. For the longest time, my slow cooker was my go to dinnertime savior for those crazy days that start when it’s dark and end when it’s dark. You know what I mean, right? We are up and out of the house by 7:20 AM, run to & fro all day long, and come dragging in at 6:30 PM, tired & hungry. Tired and hungry don’t quite cover our condition, HANGRY Continue reading No-Peek Magic Bean & Ham Soup