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by on January 10th, 2016

Four Bean Chili


Is it cold enough at your place for chili?

This was going to be my last post of the year but my Asparagus and Shiitake mushroom dish nosed it out and besides it is just now cold enough to make chili here. Christmas day was 80° in our part of Texas but now it’s down in the 40’s (what a difference a couple of week make.).

Thanks Katherine Heigl for your Chili recipe. I love Katherine Heigl. She seems like the most down to earth movie star (do people still say movie star?**) and I have watched every movie […]

by on December 26th, 2015

Butternut Squash Soup with Fried Sage Leaves


Orange and delicious soup.

Twas the days after Christmas, when all through the house

No one was stirring, not even a hungry mouse;

The stockings were not hung, but lay empty and neglected;

And everyone was still hoping that mom would come through

For just one more yummy meal.

Since those visions of sugar-plums still danced in their heads.

So, what’s a mama to do, but cook some soup for the family

Who is exhausted from all those delicious Christmas treats.


by on December 16th, 2015

Cornbread and Buttermilk Soup


Now this is a first for me!

In my opinion, Rhubarb restaurant is one of the best we dined at while visiting in Asheville last year.

The recipe for their Buttermilk Soup with Cornbread (the cornbread is actually crumbled in the soup and pureed) appeared in Garden and Gun magazine a while back and I couldn’t resist trying it. Although, my first instinct was “yuck” I read the recipe and thought I should give it a try before turning the page on yet another recipe that I might have liked if only I’d given it a chance.

I’ve probably […]

by on April 21st, 2015

Okra and Corn Chowder


I love okra, and I don’t care if it is fried or boiled and slimy.

What smells better than a pot of soup simmering away on your stovetop. Nothing. Our cold days are behind us but this soup will still be in my menu any time of the year. This would be a great soup to try when the fresh okra and corn start showing up at the markets.

Ya know what I love about soups, well, the instructions are usually about a paragraph long and they are pretty simple to throw together and the ingredients are usually something […]

by on March 2nd, 2015

Posole (Mexican Soup with Pork and Hominy)


Another soup recipe for your cold winter nights.

Ok, I’m probably the only person looking at this blog that loves hominy. I don’t care if it is the white or yellow. I like it. If you have never tried it then I’m sure you are wondering what the heck is that stuff that looks like corn on steroids.

Hominy is basically dried corn that has been soaked in mineral lime bath and the alkali process loosens the hulls from the kernels and softens the kernels. The process can cause the kernels to double in size. I’ve read that […]

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