Irish Stew & Other St Patrick’s Day Recipes [VIDEO]

bowl of irish stew on plate with spoon

A classic Irish Stew is simple and flavorful. It comes together easily with hearty chunks of meat, potatoes, and carrots. And it brings ultimate comfort. If you’re like me and you (a) don’t like corned beef and cabbage and/or (b) don’t want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a dish that isn’t even Irish, then […]

How to Make Soup from Leftovers

pot of tomato based soup with slices of bread on cutting board

Don’t worry about having the same thing twice this week. Did you know that you can make delicious soup from leftovers? It’s so gratifying to make soup from food you already have! Soup is a wonderfully frugal, potentially delicious meal to serve your family. It’s comforting. It’s easy on the budget. And there are so […]

Chihuahua Beer Chili Recipe

bowl of chili with toppings and fritos

This easy Chihuahua Beer Chili comes together quickly on the stove or in a slow cooker. Flavorful from enchilada sauce, beer, and spices, it is the perfect bowl of red. When I’m going to feed a crowd, I often lean on chili. It’s hearty and filling and easy to serve. It can be made vegetarian […]

Chili Seasoning You Can Easily Make Yourself

Now that you have this easy homemade chili seasoning recipe, you’ll never need to buy a chili seasoning packet again. DIY spices are healthier, delicious, and simple. One of the things that I’ve realized over the years is that food doesn’t have to be complicated. To read food magazines, watch TV shows, or follow food influencers on social […]

Easy Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup for Cooking

Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup is a wonderful, flavorful, healthy alternative to commercial canned cream soups. It’s easy to make and freezes beautifully. Ditch the can, man! What’s a staple canned good that most of our grandmothers and mothers regularly kept on hand? What’s the base of many a casserole, soup, and sauce recipe? What’s […]

Bean and Rice Soup to Help You Eat Well & Spend Less

spoonful of bean and rice soup

This Bean and Rice Soup comes together in minutes. Packed with flavor it’s a great way to use up leftovers, eat well, and save money! Beans and rice. Rice and beans.  If you’ve ever listened to folks give budget cooking advice, you’ve probably heard some version of the beans and rice mantra.  But the thing […]

Easy Homemade Broccoli Cauliflower Soup

Doesn’t Broccoli Cauliflower Soup sound delicious? This easy homemade version is full of vegetables and cheese for ultimate comfort in a bowl. Perhaps you need an easy lunch to pack to the office… …or you’re looking for something just a little special to serve at the next bridal shower…. Maybe you want a comforting supper […]

Smoky Bean Soup

spoonful of soup resting on side of the bowl

Reminiscent of canned bean with bacon soup — without the bacon or the can! — this Smoky Bean Soup is an economical and filling, without much fuss. If you grew up eating soup from cans with red labels, you may have been a fan of Bean with Bacon soup. I know I was. I can […]