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Basic Tomato Soup

by September 16, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Ingredients 1/2 onion – caramelized 1 TBL butter 1 TBL tomato paste 3 cloves of garlic – chopped – lightly caramelized Small handful of basil 1 TBL ketchup 1 C white wine 4 Fresh Heirloom tomatoes Salt and pepper to taste Step by Step Turn stovetop to Read more »

Italian Wedding Soup

by December 15, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Ingredients 1 TBL EVOO 1/2 onion – diced 1 carrot – julienne strips 4 leaves Tuscan Kale – chopped 1/4 C white wine 2 C beef stock 1 LB meatballs – see below Step by Step Sweat onions, carrots and Tuscan kale – All chopped – in Read more »

Pasta Fagioli

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Ingredients 1 TBL EVOO 1/2 Onion – chopped 4 cloves Garlic – minced 1 stalk Celery – chopped 1 pkg Crushed Red Pepper Flakes 1/2 C white wine 2 C chicken broth ± 2 C tomatoes 1 C Elbow macaroni or other pasta 1 can Cannelloni beans Parsley and/or Read more »

Sicilian Bread Soup

by July 18, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS Abot 4 C Left-over pieces of rustic bread.  Basic white sponge bread will be a disaster if you try to use it. 6 cloves whole garlic To taste: red pepper, salt, pepper 2 TBL EVOO 1/2 C carrot 1 C onion 1/2 C celery 1 can peeled tomatoes Read more »

Gazpacho Andalucia

by July 9, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 3 large tomatoes – rough chopped 8 cloves of garlic 1 jalapeño pepper (deseeded) 1 onion – rough chopped 1 red bell pepper – rough chopped 2 cucumbers – rough chopped 1 day old rustic loaf of bread ( not sponge bread ) STEP BY STEP Read more »

Cantaloupe Soup

by June 22, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 1 Cantaloupe – Peeled, deseeded and cubed 1 C Philly Cream Cheese 1/2 ± passion fruit puree Small piece of peeled ginger 1 dash Tabasco A few mint leaves OPTIONAL:  Thinly sliced Prosciutto OPTIONAL:  A dollop of sour cream STEP BY STEP Blend first five ingredients Read more »

Tomato Bisque

by May 22, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 2 C tomato – pieced 1/2 Vidalia onion – sliced thin 1/4 C chopped carrot 1/4 C chopped celery 1 TBL tomato paste 1 bay leaf – to be removed at step 10 3 TBL Butter 1 C Stock 1/2 C Water 1/2 C Milk – use for Read more »

Sauteed Zucchini

by May 15, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS Zucchini or squash – Cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 TBL Butter 1 TBL Olive oil 2 tbl Lemon juice 1/2 tsp dried dill STEP BY STEP Heat butter in your fry pan Add oil – this will keep the butter from burning Toss chopped zucchini Read more »

Grandma’s Basic Chili

by May 13, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 1 LB hamburger 1 can kidney beans – drained 1 can diced or chopped tomatoes – not drained 1/4 C sugar 1/4 tsp ground cloves STEP BY STEP Brown the hamburger Add the beans and tomatoes Bring up to a simmer Add sugar and cloves Simmer Read more »

Lentil Soup

by March 24, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Ingredients 1  C dry lentils 2 C distilled water 2 C beef stock Step by Step Heat above to boiling and simmer 5 minutes Remove from heat, cover, and let stand 1 hour 1 bottle lager beer 1/2 C diced celery 1/2 C diced carrots Read more »

Corn Chowder

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INGREDIENTS 1/2 LB sausage 2 C raw potatoes (diced) 1 onion (diced) 3 C milk 1 can whole kernel corn STEP BY STEP Crumble and fry sausage in a heave skillet Remove and set aside on paper towel or newspaper Fry onions in sausage fat When onion Read more »

Cream of Broccoli Soup

by March 23, 2016 » Add the first comment.

1 small onion (pieces) 1 TBL Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 box frozen chopped broccoli 1 C chicken broth 1 tsp nutmeg 1 TBL butter 1 can mushroom soup 1 C sour cream or 1 C heavy cream with 1 tsp sugar or 1 C sweetened condensed milk Read more »

Shepherd’s Pie Baked Potato

by March 9, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Start out just as if you were making a twice-baked potato. Scrub four russet potatoes (high starch – good for baking) Poke a few holes in the top of the potato to let the steam escape. Bake the potato for about 40 minutes at 400º Cut the top off Read more »

Mushroom Soup

by March 1, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Feeds four Prep time 20 min Cooking time 35 min Total time about an hour 1 TBL EVOO 5 C cremini mushrooms – cleaned, stemmed, quartered 1 onion – half chopped, half minced 1 TBL AP flour 1 tsp celery salt Dash cayenne pepper – powder or sauce Dash Read more »

Cucumber and Green Tomato Soup

by July 2, 2013 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS One and a half cucumbers seeded One hand flat leaf parsley One hand fresh cilantro Two medium green tomatoes Juice from two lemons Two cloves grated garlic Two jalapeno chili peppers – seeds and membranes removed Two ribs finely chopped celery One Vadalia onion  . Preferably chopped and Read more »


by May 31, 2013 » Add the first comment.
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INGREDIENTS 1 eggplant 1 zucchini 2 C cubed winter squash 1 Vidalia onion 4 cloves garlic 1 stalk celery 1/2 CU green olive 1/2 CU black olive 1/2 C golden raisins 1 can diced tomatoes (drained) 2 TBL capers 1/4 C apple cider vinegar 1/4 C white balsamic vinegar Read more »

Meat and Veggie Stock

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INGREDIENTS Left-over chicken parts from a whole chicken Left over rib bones, chicken hearts, liver, etc. 3 bay leaves 1 onion – chopped 2 stalks celery – chopped 1 carrot – chopped 2 QT distilled or filtered water You always want to use filtered water, because as the Read more »

Chicken and Dumplings

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Before we begin… This recipe is pretty easy, and you can make it even easier by buying a pre-cooked chicken. This particular recipe is shown a bit differently than the rest of our recipes. You can even cut corners more by using Pillsbury crack and cook dinner rolls for Read more »

Butternut Squash Soup

by May 26, 2013 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 1/4 C EVOO 1 tsp salt 1 butternut squash 1 acorn squash 1 entire stick of butter 1 onion 1 Granny Smith apple 1 C pumpkin puree 4 C chicken stock 1/2 C heavy cream (at the end) 1/2 tsp nutmeg scant black pepper STEP BY STEP Read more »

Sweet Onion Bisque

by August 6, 2012 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 1 Vidalia onion – sliced thin 3 TBL Butter 1 C Stock 1/2 C Milk 1/2 C Heavy cream 1 egg yolk 2 Chives – minced 1 TBL Sour cream STEP BY STEP Slice onion in half, and then very thin. Sweat onion in butter on Read more »