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Soups/Stews

Shrimp and Corn, Chowder or Bisque – One Great Recipe, Two Delicious Soups

Shrimp and Corn, Chowder or Bisque – One Great Recipe, Two Delicious Soups

Smooth and creamy or chock full of chunks of shrimp and bites of sweet corn. One recipe, yielding two great soups – both full of luscious flavor. This recipe is basically three parts, two if you stick with a chowder. The first is making a […]

Ham and Potato Soup

Ham and Potato Soup

A rich and creamy soup, loaded with chunks of potatoes and ham plus bits of scallions. Simmered in a stock full of flavor from one of a cook’s favorite tools – the hambone! After Easter I popped the remainder of the holiday ham along with […]

Mediterranean Stew

Mediterranean Stew

This is a surprisingly fresh and light stew. Full of amazing flavors courtesy of gorgeous eggplant, fresh fennel and Kalamata olives. An unusual combination perfectly brightened with herbs and lemon zest! If you overdid it on the Valentine’s Day candy this dish is a great […]

Salsa Verde Chicken Chili

Salsa Verde Chicken Chili

How to best describe this dish? In a word it’s wonderful! It’s a chili full of roasted chicken, a bounty of hearty legumes and spicy Southwestern flavors! Emily and I share a love for entertaining and have found that soup dinners are a fun way […]

Fish Chowder

Fish Chowder

Rich and savory with chunks of tender new potatoes and flaky white fish simmered in a luscious broth highlighted by the essence of thyme. Though I spend hours in the kitchen there are nights when I have limited time to make dinner. Soup is a […]

Hoppin’ John

Hoppin’ John

This old Southern dish takes the lowly black-eyed pea then mixes and mingles it with fluffy rice. Made using the “holy trinity” of Southern cooking – sweet onion, celery and bell pepper – Hoppin’ John is loaded with flavor making for the perfect bowl of […]

Butternut Squash and Leek Soup

Butternut Squash and Leek Soup

Savory notes from fresh leeks along with thyme and garlic provide the perfect accent to golden roasted butternut squash. A soul-satisfying soup perfect for a cold winter night. With the holiday season in full swing your life is no doubt a bit hectic. This is […]

Carrot, Sweet Potato and Ginger Soup

Carrot, Sweet Potato and Ginger Soup

A soup with a creamy, luxurious texture. The color is vibrant and the flavor is slightly savory, yet bright with a subtle edge of sweetness. This falls into the category of something simple, quick and “what do I have on hand”! So take those three […]

Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings

A creamy chicken stew filled with chunks of tender white meat, potatoes and sweet carrots all nestled underneath plump, fluffy biscuit-like dumplings. Winter decided to bypass fall and move on into North Texas making it a perfect night for homemade Chicken and Dumplings! This is […]

Lentil Stew with Roasted Salmon Fillets

Lentil Stew with Roasted Salmon Fillets

A comforting lentil stew starts with a beautiful base of aromatics before it’s finished with a delicate roasted salmon fillet. Years ago I made this dish frequently but for some reason I had all but forgotten about it. Until recently. We were out and about […]

Classic Beef Stew

Classic Beef Stew

With cold weather blowing into North Texas there’s no better way to warm up than with a big steaming batch of beef stew. Loaded with chunks of tender beef and a mountain of vegetables, this is the epitome of comfort simmered low and slow in […]

White Bean and Chicken Chili

White Bean and Chicken Chili

As a native Texan, calling this delicious dish “chili” might seem like sacrilege. But the hearty, slightly spicy nature of this soup brings a great twist on a familiar classic! Made with great Northern white beans and roasted chicken this chili has a lighter tone […]



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