Soup! It’s what’s for dinner more days than not when the temperature begins to plummet and the busyness of October, November and December appear. I’ll be honest, the temperature doesn’t even need to plummet for me to enjoy a delicious bowl of soup. There are as many great tasting soups as there are books written about the subject. I tend to enjoy the same few over and over. [Read more…]
Fresh tomato soup is a rare treat! Quick, make a batch right now before those juicy garden-ripe tomatoes are gone for good. This soup is easy to make and best of all, a bowl is the most soothing and comforting food you can taste. [Read more…]
Winter is definitely not at the top of my “favorite season” list. I’ll admit that I enjoy a great snow day once in a while but the gloomy days can carve away at my generally cheerful outlook. I was always taught to count my blessings and oh my goodness there are many. One of the blessings of winter is that soup is always welcome at the dinner table. Most soups are easy enough to prepare and for some reason they cure winter time blues and warm the soul. I like to use this season to add new soups to the recipe box. That is the beauty of soup……there are literally hundreds to try. [Read more…]
It’s cold. Really cold. The holiday rush is over, the decorations are stored away and I want to cocoon. When cold winds howl, who doesn’t want to stay in and keep warm? On some nights, for me, that means cooking from what I have on hand and not running to the grocery store. Do you ever feel that way?
Even though its super cold, I am excited about the New Year, for our new book, The Newlywed Cookbook, Cooking Happily Ever After is now on store shelves. (Roxanne announced it and popped the Champagne last week!) We are thrilled and are looking forward to cooking recipes from the book, teaching classes and sharing tips that help newlywed couples start a lifetime of great cooking. What to register for and how to use those items, plus recipes for quick dinners to special dishes that create wonderful meals together and build lifelong memories.
Finally cold air swooshed in and all is well in my world. A dip in the temperature indicating Fall is almost here, taking our yearly trek to Dunn’s for apple donuts and yes, the arrival of soup on our family menu.
The cool temps are perfect for soup. I was pleasantly surprised when our daughter announced at the dinner table that she was equally excited to be savoring soup. “Yes!”, she exclaimed, “I love all the wonderful soups we enjoy when the temperature is cooler.”
Made my day!
I’ve been eying the container of greens marked “super” at my grocery store for months. [Read more…]