Hen of the Woods Cream of Mushroom Maitake Soup

Updated:  September 24, 2018, Since writing this blog post it has generated several comments from folks who know more about mushrooms than I.  The good news is that this Hen of the Woods soup recipe tastes great with either mushroom!  Pictures have also been updated. Recently friends gave us some beautiful Maitake mushrooms.  Maitake mushrooms … Read more

Easy (and Delicious) Homemade Chicken and Noodles

delicious Homemade Chicken and Noodles

Growing up in Nebraska, homemade chicken and noodles was a favorite meal of mine.  My sous-chef dish-washing mother would buy a whole .  At that time, there was no such thing as fresh deli rotisserie chicken, like we can buy now in most grocery stores, Sam’s or Costco. I remember when mom would open that … Read more

Broccoli Bites

broccoli bites recipe

Are you a parent who is having trouble getting your kids to eat healthily? Are you looking for delicious vegetable options for yourself? Try broccoli bites today! I recently got a job as a nanny to two ADORABLE two-year-olds.  They are just about the cutest twins you’ll ever see and sometimes I can’t believe I … Read more

Easy Warm Taco Slaw Recipe

easy warm taco slaw recipe

My house needs to be cleaned. But, I decided to start in my office and ended up reminiscing through my stack of recipes! I have this pile of recipes that fall into the category of: make again and take pictures or take better pictures make again because we love it ❤ loved it – blog … Read more

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

Am I the only cook on the planet who hasn’t heard of Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole?  Apparently, when it comes to church food Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole has been a hit for a long, long time!  My friend, Lila, made this casserole for a Community Bible Study fellowship lunch this spring.  At first, I thought I … Read more

Cabbage Roll Casserole

Do you make cabbage rolls?  You know, the cabbage leaf stuffed with cooked meat, rice, onions, and seasonings?   Cabbage “rolls” are popular among Europeans and traditionally served among the Jewish on  Simchat Torah. I’ve read that stuffed cabbage is said to have entered Jewish cooking some 2,000 years ago.  Recipes vary depending on region; Romanians and northern Poles prefer … Read more

Two Easy Grilling Recipes For Beginners

Today we are happy to have Monica Henin from Addonkitchen as our guest blogger. Thank you, Monica! Having an in-house grill is always great because it allows a person to cook scrumptious food at will. Moreover, grilling is fun, especially for those who have an immense love for cooking. Placing a juicy piece of meat … Read more

Spiessbraten, Idar-Oberstein Style!

When you are in Manhattan the choices for a 5-star meal exists around nearly every corner.  But when my Chief Travel Mate and I were reminiscing with friends, Catherine and Russ about Russ’s awesome 4-ingredient Spiessbraten … well, it didn’t make sense to go anywhere except to the market to buy a pork tenderloin!  Russ quickly … Read more

Tortellini and Shrimp

As soon as Thanksgiving dinner is in our review mirror and before we start eating leftovers (or turkey noodle soup or turkey and rice casserole) I am ready for pasta, shrimp, beef, anything quick and easy. Enter … Shrimp Tortellini! This incredible recipe meets my criteria – simple, fast, and unbelievably delicious!  Starting with fresh … Read more

Oh My Goodness, Where Do I Start?

Happy September 1, 2017!  It has been 10 months since I stopped blogging and as I sit at my computer my heart is beating extra fast at the excitement of writing again for My Daily Bread Body and Soul. The past 10 months have been filled with many blessings as I stepped away from blogging and … Read more

When The Student Surpasses The Teacher & Blue Apron Sumac-Spiced Salmon

Last February my son, Cory, and his wife, Ann, began using Blue Apron, a meal delivery service.   Both Cory and Ann work outside the home and so they share the meal preparation. But Cory enjoys cooking much more than Ann does and so he is the primary cook (and she does the clean-up!) Blue Apron … Read more