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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Chipotle Chicken Chowder

It’s fall. Days are cooler and nights are cold.  The soup kettle is on in our home. When I think of chowder it is clam chowder or corn chowder that comes to mind.  When I saw this recipe for chipotle chicken chowder, originally from Cooking Light, it piqued my curiosity. The word “chowder” means a … Read more

Homemade Chili Soup

Last February I made Chili Soup with the intention of sharing my recipe with you. It’s not that I don’t think you have a Chili recipe, I’m mean, who doesn’t? But, when I made this one it was so good I thought we should all have it in our winter soup arsenal. And then a … Read more

Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup

A Time for Everything Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to … Read more