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 […]

Irish Stew & Other St Patrick’s Day Recipes

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 […]

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 […]

Prep Your Turkey Stock Ingredients in Advance

food storage box with aromatics and vegetables to make stock

Save time after your holiday meals by prepping your turkey stock ingredients beforehand. You’ll save motions and make stock-making so much easier. Everybody knows that homemade chicken or turkey stock is tastier than the can. And it’s a frugal way to stretch your original purchase of fowl. After all, making turkey stock is practically free! […]

How to Make Chicken Stock in the Slow Cooker

jar of chicken stock with slow cooker

Make something delicious from almost nothing! Learn how to make Chicken Stock in the Slow Cooker for the best tasting soups, gravies, and sauces. Making homemade chicken stock is one of the easiest ways to make something from nothing. Okay, almost nothing. If you’ve roasted a whole chicken or baked chicken pieces, save the bones, […]