Soup is Good Food

Soup is oftentimes an economical and easy choice for dinner. Try one of these delicious recipes. As a child the only good soup I knew came from a can. Sorry, Mom. My first few attempts at homemade soup were utter failure. I threw a bunch of things in a pot and hoped for the best. Unfortunately, that […]

Vegetable, Beef, and Barley Soup

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Prepare for fall and a busy school year by mixing up a pot of this delicious homemade soup, chocked full of vegetables, beef, and barley. It’ll do your body good. For the first ten years of my life, I thought that all soup came from a can. Then on an outing with my mom and […]

Crockpot Chili Bean Soup

Spend ten minutes prepping tonight’s dinner. This crockpot chili bean soup is a crowd-pleaser. Things are starting to heat up now that April is well under way. I got a bit of a sunburn at Legoland earlier this week. Summer approaches! Warm weather aside, I still have been firing up the crockpot, particularly for those […]

Velvety Vegetable Soup

Homemade blended soups can be a delicious and economical way to get enough vegetables in your diet. They are also a great way to use up leftover vegetables. Disclosure:  I know, you think that Spring is here, and that you can put the soup pot away. I don’t think so. Soup is good food! And […]

Guinness Beef Stew

Guinness Beef Stew - Homemade beef stew is homey and comforting. It's also so easy to make, you'll wonder why anyone would think to ruin it in a can.

Homemade beef stew is homey and comforting. It’s also so easy to make, you’ll wonder why anyone would think to ruin it in a can. Beef stew is one of my comfort foods. Prepped in the morning to simmer all day in the slow cooker, it’s a luscious melange of beef, vegetables, herbs, and broth. […]

Easy Slow Cooker Chili

This Easy Slow Cooker Chili really is easy. Cook up meat and onions, open some cans, dump some spices, and walk away. I’ve been leaning on my slowcooker a lot lately, particularly for soups and chilis. These are recipes that lend themselves well to slow cooking and allow me to do other things while they […]

What to Do with the Turkey Bones? Make Stock

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Making a homemade stock is one of the most economical things you can do. Essentially, you’re getting all the flavor you possibly can from something you might otherwise chuck. Stock is also one of the easiest culinary feats you can pull off. And yet, the resulting turkey or chicken stock adds rich flavor to soups, […]

Soup is Good Food (or How to Make Stone Soup)

Forget the can. Homemade soup is super simple to make, better for you, and most decidedly cheaper. I started making homemade soup about twenty years ago. Before that I opened a can. I had no idea that you could make it yourself and have it taste good. For our wedding friends gave me the book, […]