Spicy Pulled Pork and White Bean Soup

I’m pretty regularly playing around in my kitchen and developing new recipes.  I’ve got a whole Evernote Notebook devoted to ideas–stuff to convert to gluten or dairy free or just “ooo, this might be good”.  Usually I have a bit of lead time such that I’ve got a few recipes in the hopper, as it […]

Bratwurst Potato Soup

The inspiration for this bratwurst potato soup is the classic cheeseburger soup (which, incidentally, I never thought tasted much like cheeseburgers).  While I was down with the flu, we ate a lot of soup, and I was desperate for something that wasn’t chicken and rice (which is our go to, but I caught the flu […]

Ground Lamb Stew

The recent rash of cold weather (DUDE, what do we know about having temps in the single digits in Mississippi???) has lit a wicked craving for Irish stew.  Now traditional Irish stew has nice, meaty chunks of lamb.  Not something readily available in my small town grocery store.  But I did find ground lamb, so […]

Gluten Free Dairy Free Bacon Corn Chowder

I have approximately a zillion different versions of corn chowder.  It’s one of those super simple dishes that’s fast and easy as a pantry meal.  Then you can add in whatever meats you prefer or have on hand to bulk it up a bit.  This one highlights the glory of bacon (and who doesn’t love that?) and […]

Pulled Pork Tortilla Soup

I recently got a smoked Boston butt for a youth group fundraiser (and how great an idea is that?  Allergen friendly, not crap processed food, and OMG it’s fabulous) that netted me a gallon and quart freezer bags full of pulled pork.  I can only eat so many barbeque sandwiches, so once the weather started […]

Dairy Free Corn Chowder

One of my favorite easy soups is my spicy corn chowder.  It’s creamy and sweet, with just a little bite.  But, of course, it gets the creamy from dairy–cream cheese in particular.  So it was definitely back to the drawing board for how to duplicate or adapt this to be dairy free and still retain […]

Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup

I’m always mucking around with my tomato soup recipe.   It’s one of those things that tends to be a “this and that” kind of recipe with some of the same ingredients and some different ones, depending on what’s in the house.  This one gets an out of season flavor boost by roasting the canned […]

Beef Stew With Mushrooms and Bacon

For Christmas this year, my big present was a 3 quart Le Creuset dutch oven.  My initial intention was to make some beef bourginon a la Julia Child, but that required a few things I didn’t have around the house.  So I opted for some straight up beef stew.  At some point during the last […]

Perfect Potato Soup

As soon as cool weather hits, I start thinking soup.  It’s easy, warm, and filling.  I didn’t actually make this batch for us, but for some neighbors who recently had a baby (welcome Carter!).  This makes a massive batch and is easily frozen, so it makes a GREAT food to take to others. Ingredients: 5 […]

Beef, Bean, and Mushroom Soup

The weather’s cooling off (well, dropping to cool evenings and low 80s during the day—we call that cool in Mississippi) and that means SOUP.  Crock pot soups make a marvelous means of cleaning out the pantry dish.  I had some beef stew meat in the freezer that needed using and…after that it was pulling stuff […]