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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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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DIY Homemade Vanilla – UPDATE and More!

Internet problems have kept me from blogging lately.  But this morning it looks like I have a little window of opportunity and I couldn't be happier about it! Speaking of happy -- do you ever have one of those days when your heart is just happy!  That is how I felt yesterday.  I started out…

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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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While The Cats Away … Confessions Of A Sometimes Cook

So it seems I have just learned something new ....I cook for my husband. That's it. He is in New York and I'm not cooking.  Eating, yes.  Cooking, no. I told my sous-chef dish-washing mom that the refrigerator is loaded with left-overs, fresh vegetables and several packages of romaine lettuce.  So, when we want salad we will…

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Homemade Chili Soup
Traditional Chili Soup

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…

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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…

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