Winter Squash Chowder

Recipes posted a year ago: Fast Fajitas One of the best things about this time of year is the huge selection of different winter squash that are available.  Acorn, butternut, delicata, pumpkin, and any number of heirloom varieties.  And while roasted and grilled are favorite ways to use these fall fruits as a side dish, … Continue reading Winter Squash Chowder

Tomatillo and Avocado Soup

Recipes posted a year ago: Onion Pepper Burgers Savory Burger Stew Coconut Curry We have had many hot days here in the Northwest lately (in the 90s WOOT!).  Summer came in September this year.  My Uncle Joe said it seems as if our seasons have shifted by three weeks.  I am tending to agree!  Sometimes it … Continue reading Tomatillo and Avocado Soup

Chunky Sausage Tomato Soup

First off, I want to apologize - I experienced some odd camera malfunctioning (probably user error) last week and ended up losing the "in process" photos of about three or four different recipes.  I still managed to get pictures of the finished dish (or the leftovers when I had them for lunch the next day) … Continue reading Chunky Sausage Tomato Soup

Daube with Mushrooms and Shallots

Daube (pronounced "dobe" - long "o" sound, silent "e") is French for meat stew.   There are many variations on how to cook this.  We used the handy Crockpot again and it turned out delicious!  The beef did marinate in wine for a day, although you could marinate it overnight or as little as four hours … Continue reading Daube with Mushrooms and Shallots

Cream of Chicken Stew

I will warn you now: this recipe uses a little bit of dairy - heavy cream to be exact.  So, if you are avoiding dairy, you'll want to substitute (coconut milk would certainly do nicely).  Outside of that, this is a simple and easy recipe that can be cooked up in about 45 minutes and … Continue reading Cream of Chicken Stew

Chicken Butternut Curry Soup

This recipe grew out of a very specific set of circumstances one recent evening when my mom was in town for a visit.  Namely, it was a Thursday night, I'd had a long day at work (they all seem to be that way lately), and had completely spaced out pulling something from the freezer to … Continue reading Chicken Butternut Curry Soup

Quick Turkey Soup

Part of our weekend routine is to sit down with our own hand-written book of recipes, our folder of clipped recipes, and the other sources we draw from for ideas and inspiration, and put together a menu for the week.  We make notes on adjustments, compile a list of ingredients needed for everything on the menu, check it … Continue reading Quick Turkey Soup