40 Cloves of Garlic Chicken Soup

June 24, 2012

This recipe is inspired by the classic 40 cloves of garlic roasted chicken recipe, translated into a comforting bowl of soup.  2/3 of the garlic is roasted, while the other 1/3 is simmered with the broth at the end.  I would suggest roasting and peeling the garlic ahead of time as it can be a […]

Parsley Cream Soup

November 2, 2009

Here is a recipe my grandmother would make during the winter months, parsley cream soup. This soup is meant to be easy time as well as ingredients-wise. If you want to limit your level of dairy, you can omit the cream and obtain a thinner cream consistency. 1 stick of butter 4 cups chicken or […]

Pressure Cooker Turkey Stock

November 27, 2009

  The thought of making homemade stock sends most people into orbit. The hours of simmering meat and vegetables, chilling it to remove the solids and then straining it seems like an unending, thankless chore. I have news for all you nay sayers – I have your solution… The Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker yet again […]

Sausage & Tortelleni Soup

March 5, 2011

Inspired by the flavors of Italy and my desire for comfort food.  This recipe requires very little work, it’s more an assembly concoction.  With this in mind, try to use the highest quality ingredients you can afford. 2 lbs. mild Italian sausage1 medium onion, chopped4 garlic cloves, minced8 cups beef broth2 cups red wine2 – […]

Healthy Chili

September 19, 2011

3 lbs. ground beef (93% lean) 2 medium onions, chopped 2 green peppers, chopped 1 cup water 1 tbsp. chili powder 2 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 2 16 oz. cans red kidney beans, drained & rinsed 1 32 oz. can diced tomatoes 1 16 oz. can tomato sauce 1 6 […]

Roasted Vegetable Soup

September 15, 2009

Preheat oven 425 and put the following into a 9×13 pan 6-8 Toms cut in half(cut side down in pan)4-6 peeled garlic cloves4-6 carrots peeled and sliced2 leeks cleaned and sliced(white to light green part only) Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Roast for 1hr, remove from oven. With tongs remove tomato […]

Italian Chicken Soup

January 26, 2011

I believe some things should never be complicated, like chicken soup – it’s a simple pleasure, so the recipe should not stress you out.  Here the humble chicken is paired with basil, lemon and Parmesan to create an elixir to nurse you back to health or feed the souls of your loved ones.  Either way, […]

Garden Patch Soup

October 18, 2009

2 pounds lean ground beef or stew meat 2 quarts beef stock 1 onion, chopped 2 1/2 tablespoons Au jus seasoning mix 2 1/2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix 2 1/4 teaspoons chili powder 14 ounce can of tomatoes, chopped 7 ounce can tomato sauce 8 ounces whole kernel corn or 8 ounce can with liquid […]

Black & White Bean Chicken Chili

February 11, 2010

This chili is not only easy to make but it is full of flavor, but it is really great for you too. I would consider this one an ‘assembly recipe.’ What I mean by that is that it is more about mixing ingredients together rather than complicated cooking. 1 1/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts […]

French Onion Soup

January 8, 2009

French Onion Soup seems to be intimidating for a lot of people. I know some individuals that go out to a restaurant to specifically eat this classic concoction due to the fact that they do not know how easy it is to prepare at home. Warm and cozy, perfect for this time of year – […]