Corn Chowder

    Corn Chowder is such a yummy, easy, family friendly soup. It is even better when you can cook it in the crockpot. Corn Chowder 1/4 cup butter 10 slices of bacon, thinly chopped or crumbled 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup chopped celery 2 cups potatoes, peeled and diced 1 cup half and half 1 cup chicken broth 10 ounces frozen corn 1 (14.75 ounce) can creamed corn 1 Tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper     In a skillet add butter, chopped bacon, onion, celery and potatoes. Saute’ for about 5 minutes or until bacon …

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

      With the holiday and holiday food behind us and the cold weather still in full force I always try to mix in a soup every once in a while. I have a few go to soups like my crock pot baked potato soup, toscana soup, chili, and a white chicken chili. I made a few different types of soups a few weeks ago with my mom and her friend gave this amazing gnocchi recipe to her. If you are a gnocchi fan this is a must try! Head over to her blog to get the complete recipe and directions. Plus do …

Toscana Soup

There is a close family friend named Allison that I remember visiting and playing with her kids when I was young. Her and my mom have been friends for years. Recently they decided to go to culinary school together and become catering partners. I work hand in hand with my mom on her share of the catering jobs and her partner Allison does the other half. Both of them have published their own cookbooks and are excellent cooks. I love when I get to cater events with them because they help me to learn new tricks in the kitchen and …

Award Winning Chili

Chili and Cornbread is one of my husbands very favorite meals. Even though it usually stays pretty hot here until the end of October I always try to throw in some soups here and there through out the month of October. Then when the busy holiday months of November and December come soups are had once a week. Chili is a perfect meal to make ahead or to throw together when you are in a pinch. Make this chili with Krusteaz Cornbread and you have yourself a great meal! Award Winning Chili 1 1/2 pound ground beef 1 pound ground sausage 2 …

Chicken Noodle Soup + Shirley J Biscuits

I love making soups but unfortunately the look on my husbands face when he comes home from work and sees soup on the table doesn’t correspond to my love for soups. So from February to October soups are not put into the weekly menu. But right when fall hits the soup recipe brainstorming begins! And that is when I start making soups once a week. I still get the same look on my husbands face every time and that is why I have starting making some type of homemade bread that day too! I have LOVED making breads recently! And …

White Chicken Chili

    About a month ago a couple of girls and I did a freezer meal swap. One of the girls brought this soup. We aren’t big soup people in my house. Well…lets just say the husband isn’t a big soup person. But I popped this in the crockpot to thaw out all day and ate it for dinner. My husband said “wow this soup is so good is it homeade?” I told him yes but just left it there. I wanted him to think that I made it myself! Later that night I felt guilty that I had pretended …