One Pot Jambalaya with Shrimp and Andouille Sausage

One Pot Jambalaya with Shrimp and Andouille Sausage

It’s a weeknight afternoon and you forgot to take out the chicken you had planned for dinner that night! Oh no! Now what? Not pizza again. Take out is so expensive when you are feeding a whole family. You just don’t want to spend $50 on fattening Mexican food that will likely give you gas or worse…your husband gas. Plus, you just don’t want all that added salt and bloating. This One Pot Jambalaya with Shrimp and Andouille Sausage is spicy, easy and full of great flavor! It would have been nice if you had time in the morning before […]

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Loaded Slow Cooker Chili

Homemade Slow Cooker Chili

Do you need a great chili recipe for your next game day party or maybe just a cold, rainy day or snowy weekend? Try this delicious recipe that is sure to be a crowd pleaser! It is colorful, hearty, and has a smoky flavor with just a hint of natural sweetness. This slow cooker chili recipe has ground beef (substitute ground turkey or meatloaf mix if you wish), red, orange and yellow bell peppers (use green if you prefer), onions, red kidney beans and black beans, corn, canned tomatoes, and honey… yep a natural sweetener instead of brown or white […]

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One Pot Corn and Crab Chowder

One Pot Corn and Crab Chowder

Ugh! Another cold, windy, rainy day here in the Northeast! This is one of the few things I do not like about living in the north…consecutive days without sun. But, having a nice homemade bowl of soup helps perk up my winter blues. When is spring coming? I suppose it is way too early to ask that question. This chowder is comfort food by definition. It embodies the flavors we like to eat in the winter- bacon, potatoes, and corn.  Well, bacon we like to eat all year, along with the potatoes and corn but, it is especially nice combination […]

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One Pot Ham, Potato and Bean Soup

One Pot Ham, Potato and Bean Soup

A tasty, hot, homemade soup is perfect on a cold winter’s day. It warms you up and is comforting. This broth based soup has so much flavor because it is made by stewing a ham bone in chicken, turkey or vegetable stock which produces an incredibly delicious broth for this One Pot Ham, Potato and Bean soup. With only one pot to clean, why buy canned soup when this tastes a hundred times better? This soup tastes great with little seasoning. It is one of my favorite soups because I love cannellini beans and when the ham bone is cooked […]

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Homemade Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

This Italian Wedding Soup is featured on Foodgawker! This traditional chicken broth based soup is a favorite to many people, including myself, with its mini meatballs, escarole, pastina and other vegetables that season the soup to make it savory. I have childhood memories of eating this delicious soup on Christmas day and at other celebrations. It was always served after the antipasto course and before the pasta course. I love making soups in the winter. They are so satisfying on a cold, damp day especially when served with a crusty piece of homemade bread! YUM! This Neopolitan soup has alias […]

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Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Rosemary and Ginger

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Rosemary and Ginger

*Disclaimer: There are affiliate links in this post and I will receive a commission on purchases. Ah…Autumn has arrived. This tasty, smooth, butternut squash soup embodies the natural buttery taste of fresh butternut squash while being enhanced with fresh rosemary, ginger and garlic. Here in the suburbs of Philly, the leaves have started to turn colors and have begun falling as well as the temps. Mums, pumpkins and cornstalks are adorning porches, driveways and flower gardens. It is time for scarecrow making  and savory SOUP! It is so hard to eat canned soup once you’ve learned to make soup from […]

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