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 :: …
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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