Navy Bean and Ham Soup

Yield: 12 Servings   INGREDIENTS   1 lb navy or great northern white dried beans 1 medium sweet onion, finely chopped 10 sprigs of parsley, finely chopped 2 teaspoons rosemary or thyme, finely chopped 1 bay leaf 2 potatoes, peeled and chopped into cubes 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 2 cups of ham, chopped […]

Basil Tomato Soup

Yield: 8 Servings   INGREDIENTS   5 strips of bacon, diced 1 rib celery, chopped ½ cup yellow onion, finely chopped 1 small carrot, peeled and diced 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and diced 1 green pepper, cored, seeded and diced 6 fresh basil leaves, chopped and divided 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 28-ounce […]

Vermont Cheddar Cheese Soup

Perfect on a cold, winter’s day!   Yield: 6 Servings   INGREDIENTS   1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 cup diced celery 1 cup diced onion 1 cup sliced carrots 1 glove garlic, finely chopped 1 teaspoon dried thyme 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth 2 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved in cool water ¼ cup cheddar cheese […]

Houston’s Restaurant Baked Potato Soup

Houston’s Restaurants are part of the Hillstone Restaurant Group and have locations throughout the United States.  If you have ever had the pleasure of dining at one of the restaurants, you may have tried their baked potato soup.  It’s one of their signature dishes and is delicious. Yield:  6 Servings INGREDIENTS 5 medium russet potatoes […]

Simple Comforts… Spicy Tomato Soup

What could be more comforting than a great big bowl of homemade tomato soup. Remember when you would come home from school for lunch and your Mom would have a piping hot bowl of soup ready for you, along with your favorite sandwich? Brings back great memories for me! SPICY TOMATO SOUP INGREDIENTS 2 – […]

Garlic Croutons

I like crunchy croutons and have found that a combination of stove top and oven baked preparation gives me the buttery, crunchy taste and texture that I am looking for in a crouton. Yield: 2 cups INGREDIENTS ½ loaf bakery or French bread – cut into ½ inch cubes 1 large clove of garlic – […]

Baked Potato Soup

Yield: 6 Servings INGREDIENTS 4 large baking potatoes, washed 2/3 cup unsalted butter 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 6 cups milk or half and half (can also use a combination of the two) ¾ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon freshly grated black pepper 4 green onions, chopped and divided 12 slices of bacon – fried crisp and […]

Corn Chowder

8-10 Servings INGREDIENTS ½ lb of bacon – chopped into small pieces ¼ cup olive oil 2 cups yellow onions – finely chopped ½ stick of unsalted butter 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon grated black pepper 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 12 cups low sodium chicken broth 6 cups of medium white potatoes – unpeeled […]

Tuscan White Bean and Ham Soup

TUSCAN WHITE BEAN AND HAM SOUP This creamy and flavorful soup recipe can be adapted to a vegetarian diet by eliminating the ham and substituting the chicken broth for vegetable broth. Serves 4-6 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 shallots, finely chopped 1 sage leaf 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth 4 15-ounce […]

Ecuadorian Potato Soup

This is not your typical potato soup. This is a recipe that I picked up during my travels in South America. It’s thick and creamy, with a slight “kick” from the smoked paprika. Again, fix it ahead of time and keep some in the refrigerator for a quick and filling meal during the week. Makes […]