Catherine’s Best Broccoli Cheddar Soup

It has finally turned fall in middle Tennessee.  We actually saw the thermometer dip into the low 50’s today with some rain.  For my Nebraska based friends who have already seen snow several times this month and a low of 6 degrees yesterday, I am sorry you are already tasting some of the old-man winter!…

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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…

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Chicken, Potatoes, and Corn Slow-Cooker Chowder

Are you ready for soup?  I am! When my friend Maribeth asked if I had seen the chicken and sweet potato corn chowder recipe in the latest copy of Southern Living, I hadn't. But when Maribeth gets excited about a recipe I get excited too! She is an accomplished cook and enjoys spending time in the kitchen. …

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The Gift of Time
Roasted Chicken

The Gift of Time

Today I was given a beautiful gift. The gift of time.  For many of us our daily calendars fill up with running from place to place. From task to task.  UP and out of the house early, in and out of the car, home again and then off to a meeting or the grocery store!…

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A Hearty and Healthy Brunswick Stew
Crock Pot Brunswick Stew

A Hearty and Healthy Brunswick Stew

Brunswick County, Virginia, and the town of Brunswick, Georgia, both claim to be the origin of Brunswick Stew.  I had never heard of Brunswick Stew  until a few years ago (and every winter since then) I heard my friend Joan say, "I made up a big pot of Brunswick Stew!" A plaque on an old…

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Golden Harvest Healthy Chunky Soup
Golden Harvest Soup

Golden Harvest Healthy Chunky Soup

If you aren't a fan of delicious, warm, inviting, healthy, and easy ... you may want to stop reading right now.  However, if you are all about using your slower cooker, filling the house with fall's fragrance coming from the kitchen, or you just love feeding your friends and family HEALTHY wonderful soup ... then…

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Souper Blessings and White Chicken Chili
White Chicken Chili with Cheese Garnish

Souper Blessings and White Chicken Chili

I've just got a minute and that seems long enough to brag, I mean blog about my sous-chef dish-washing mom.  Last week she made her delicious Alice's Apple Goodie dessert and I mentioned she is adding a dessert-a-week to our dining menu. But yesterday I had a Servant Team meeting all morning for Community Bible Study.…

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Ham, Potato and Corn Chowder

Are you ready for soup?  I am! That is why I am starting my fall soup-a-thon  with a luscious ham, potato and corn chowder that is not only filling but very lovely in color and texture too! For me this soup started with ham that needed used up in my frig.  And then I had…

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DIY Crackers

Why in the world would anyone make homemade crackers? I'm bored.  No.  Absolutely no.   I am never bored. I'm curious.  Maybe. It's snowing and I just made Chili Soup and I have no soup crackers.  Bingo!  I didn't want to drive 10 miles on this road to get "crackers."  Here is what I learned -- …

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Soups On! A Dozen of Winter’s Best Soups

During the winter months I try to make a pot of soup each week. Here are some of my favorites.  Our all-time family favorite is the lasagna Soup.  If you haven't ever made it ... now is the time! Taste of Italy Lasagna Soup 9 Can Vegetable Soup Fresh Tomato Basil Cream of Maitake Mushroom…

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Shrimp Bisque With Friends
Compliments of Brooklynplated.com

Shrimp Bisque With Friends

 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.  Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.  You are my friends if you do what I command you.  No longer do I call you servants,   for the servant does not know…

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Pasta e Fagioli Soup
e-Fagoli Soup

Pasta e Fagioli Soup

One of Olive Garden's most popular soups is also one of my sous-chef dish-washing mom's favorite.  Olive Garden's recipe can be found all over the internet and includes ground beef.  But the recipe I chose to use came from Our Best Bites and includes bacon but not beef. As I was finishing up the soup…

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Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup II

It's soup season!  My first new soup of the fall came from a recipe by Ina Garten of the Food Network.  This summer when our Roma tomatoes were coming in by the dozens I didn't have time to do anything with them.  My sous-chef dish-washing mom was fighting breast cancer, we had a fair amount…

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Lobster Bisque

[ Trials and Temptations ] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.   James 1:2-3 NIV I have put off posting this Lobster Bisque recipe because I can't find the fabulous pictures of the finished bisque.  I can say they…

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