Showing posts with the label Soups & Stews

Hamburger Soup

Hamburger Soup is warming and satisfying, loaded with vegetables.  Ideal comfort food on cold nights. HERTY HAMBURGER VEGETABLE SOUP This Hearty Hamburger Vegetable Soup recipe is a simple and hearty soup made with lean ground beef, various vegetables, and a delicious beef broth. Soup season is in full swing here in East Texas. I couldn't be more excited.  On weeknights, I like to make a soup that takes little time and ingredients that I keep in my kitchen, but on the weekends, I want to do the long and slow method. Growing up, ground beef was one of the less expensive meats to feed a family.  I remember my mother would make Hamburger Soup several times in the winter months.   To get a few more servings, she would stretch the recipe by adding mini pasta shells.   This ground beef soup is hearty and chunky, loaded with delicious vegetables and plenty of juices for a chunk of cornbread to soak them up.   Also, It is a versatile soup in that you can play around with the vegetables and

Hearty Split Pea Soup with Leftover Hambone

Hearty Split Pea Soup is made with a meaty hambone, generous carrots, onions, and celery, yielding a flavorful broth.  It is easy to make on the stovetop, but I have added a slow cooker and instant pot option. Split Pea Soup It is soup weather, and Split Pea is one of my personal favorites.  It's so easy to make, and what better time to use the hambone leftover from the holidays?  There is so much flavor from the bone and meat I always save it for later when I cook beans or collards . This soup recipe is all about going back to my childhood using old fashioned ingredients you have in your kitchen.  The split peas are cheap, and you already have your hambone. The carrots and celery are also inexpensive, a delicious humble soup. I use fresh thyme, a couple of bay leaves, chicken stock, or vegetable stock to elevate the flavor.   WHERE CAN I FIND THE RECIPE?  TAKE ME TO THE RECIPE FOR Split PEA SOUP  Below, under the next heading, I give a list of preferred ingredients, tips, and coo

Black Eyed Peas and Collard Soup Recipe

Black Eyed Peas and Collards Soup, a flavorful soup, combines two southern favorites, black eyed peas and collards with carrots and lean ham.  Drop a hot water cornbread medallion in the center of the bowl of soup that will leave you full but not weighed down. For New Year's Day, I had planned to cook a small amount of fresh black eyed peas and a small batch of collard greens since it was just me that would be eating them.   Until I remembered that I had seen a recipe somewhere for a soup made with both.   I don't know about all the good luck these ingredients bring. All I do know is this straightforward soup has few ingredients that are a comforting start to the new year.

Stovetop Hamburger Potato Carrot Casserole

Hamburger Potato Carrot Casserole is super easy to make for a weeknight meal.  This was a mainstay meal when my children were growing up. STOVETOP HAMBURGER STEW There is nothing more filling than a hearty bowl of hamburger stew with potatoes and carrots, and this one is ready in 30 minutes. When I tell people we are having Hamburger Potato Carrot Casserole for dinner, they say, "That sounds good, what's in it?"  I answer them with, Hamburger Potato and Carrots--- simple ingredients.

Roasted Ratatouille Vegetables Recipe

Roasted Ratatouille Vegetables,  roasted summer vegetables, eggplant, bell pepper, zucchini, and onion with a whole garlic into a delightful side dish. The recipe is healthy and comforting at the same time--pure deliciousness! I grew up with traditional cooking methods, and they are hard to change, but the older I get, the more I make changes to easier methods. As is with this Ratatouille recipe.   While traditional Ratatouille is made by sauteeing vegetables separately before combining them, I decided to roast the vegetables.

Super Bowl Party Eats

Football Party Food , a collection of our favorite game day food we enjoy!   I have included good eats from all spectrums, appetizers, main dishes, sandwiches, sliders, salads, and don't forget the sweet treats.   Are you ready for some football this weekend?  If you are having a Super Bowl Party or headed to one, these football eats are sure to wow your guest.  Enjoy!

Butternut Squash Beef Soup with Black Pepper Cornbread Islands

Butternut Squash Beef Soup with black pepper cornbread islands, hearty, comforting, and a delicious winter soup.  Center a portion of your favorite cornbread in the middle of a bowl and ladle a generous scoop of the soup over the cornbread. One of the versatile things about soup is all vegetables are a go in soups, like butternut squash, potatoes, carrots, lima beans, corn, green beans, and hearty winter vegetables.  

15 Best of 2015 Recipes from Cooking with K

15 Best of 2015,  a collection of recipes that topped the list of the most pageviews for 2015 on the blog.   It is time once again to reflect on your favorite recipes you have been so faithful to visit, comment and share this past year here on the blog.  I can't express enough how thankful I am for each and everyone of you.  

Turkey Carcass Soup

Turkey Carcass Soup  is the most flavorful turkey soup you will ever make.  Don't throw the carcass away. It's the star of this recipe!   HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF LEFTOVER TURKEY When making your Thanksgiving turkey keep in mind the delicious soup you can make from the turkey bones and the lingering meat left on the bones.  It is the best kept secret for leftover makeover recipes. Instead of throwing out the turkey carcass, I put it in a stockpot and filled it with water.  Simmer it for an hour or two, and then easily remove the meat.   Discard the bones and add your vegetables, and 15 minutes before serving, add the pasta shell.  

Pumpkin Recipes

Ten plus recipes made with pumpkin, canned, or fresh.  I have included cakes, cinnamon rolls, muffins, soups, and a recipe for the most delicious Honey Pumpkin Cornbread. Are you a fan of pumpkin recipes?  I can't wait for Pumpkin season.  It seems to come earlier and earlier every year. Even though some of the pumpkin products may be marketing ploys some people seem to welcome it back every year. Part of the hoopla is the warmth the fall season brings, mugs of apple cider and pumpkin bread, playing in the leaves, and wrapping up in cozy blankets.

Homemade Chicken & Rice Soup

Homemade Chicken & Rice Soup  reminds me of the days when I would open up a can of Campbell's Chicken and Rice Soup for a quick meal.  Yes, I like Campbell's soups and still eat them on occasion, but I love homemade soup.  The aroma it gives off while it is cooking is comforting in itself. I like to simmer up a big pot and freeze it in quart containers to have for lunch or a late supper. You can thaw it out in the microwave or set in the refrigerator the night before, and you can have it ready in as much time as it takes to open a can and cook it.

Stew in a Pumpkin {Baked and served in a pumpkin}

Baked Pumpkin Stew  is a flavorful beef stew cooked and served in a sugar pie pumpkin. When serving, raise the ladle up with the stew scraping the sides of the pumpkin being sure to get a generous serving of pumpkin.     A true taste of Fall! To celebrate the Fall, pumpkin is so hot these days, and almost anything can be made with it.  When I grew up in the 60s, pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread were the most popular recipes to make. These days that is not the case.

Vibrant Chicken Soup {Chicken, Brown Rice, and Avocados - Healthy!}

During the cold weather months, I make soup often, but with this Vibrant Chicken Soup , that is another story.   I like to make it all year around.

Rich Tomato Basil Soup Copycat {la Madeleine' Is My Favorite}

Tomato Basil Soup, no matter the season, this soup will be the one you turn to when some one says "soups on".  It is briming with rich flavors and hearty ingredients. Today it is raining like crazy here in Northeast Texas.  We experienced a dangerous drought this Summer and early Fall, so we are not complaining.  Today is a perfect day for soup, and my Tomato Basil Soup is a quick and hearty tomato soup to warm you up. My favorite place to eat Tomato Basil Soup is at a la Madeleine' Country French Cafe --  so much so that I had to find out how to make it.   I found this copycat recipe that is the closest to la Madeleine's so far.   Their Signature Tomato Basil Soupe is available at Sam's, and I must say I do buy it occasionally, but it is pretty pricy. It doesn't go very far ---  so this soup is a fill in until I make it to my favorite eating place.

COUNTDOWN TO 2012: Best Soups and Stews of 2011

#1 Minestrone Soup {Olive Garden Copycat} #2 Texas Style Goulash {Favorite One Pot Meal} #3 Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Hope you are enjoying the Countdown Recipes this week! It is not to late to join in -- Monday's was on my 3 Top Breakfast Recipes and Tuesday was all about Breads .  Join in the fun over at Finding Joy In My Kitchen !

Minestrone Soup {Olive Garden Copycat}

Oh wow!  It certainly is soup weather these days.  The nights have been in the 40s and the days warming up a little.  Soup and cold weather just go together. One of my favorite places to go with a dear friend of mine is Olive Garden to eat their Minestrone Soup .  We get their lunch special of endless soup, salad, and breadsticks because it easy to order, we know it is going to be delicious, and the salad and breadsticks are first on the table. Yum! We don't get to do this very often, but when we do, we just talk and talk and talk.You might say endless talking (giggles). This Minestrone Soup is the perfect soup to warm you up.  It is chock-full of vegetables and just enough pasta to make it filling.  The base of the soup is simple, with sauteing an onion and going from there.  You build on flavors by adding the broth and some of the vegetables.  I am not sure if Olive Garden does this or not, but this is an Italian soup, and by adding a big chunk of Parmesa

Skillet Goulash {Favorite One Pot Meal}

One pot meals are a cooks best friend. This  Skillet Goulash   is bursting with flavor on top of flavor. Typically, goulash is cooked on top of the stove layering ingredients as you prepare it.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade Chicken Noodle , made from scratch, brimming with wholesome chicken and plenty of carrots and egg noodles.  Simply nourishing! We have had a good bit of cold weather, and not to mention snow this year that gets me in the mood to make homemade soup often. Chicken Noodle Soup is one of my favorite soups to make, even though when I get ready to make it, I usually reach for the venison meat or beef roasts, thinking it is quicker and easier. Actually, it is not -- you use as few ingredients or in some cases the same, and what is great also is that I do the one pot method. I slowly cook a whole chicken in a stock pot and removed it while I cook the vegetables in that wonderful chicken broth. I used ready available vegetables that I have on hand like celery, onions, carrots, and this time I happened to have some leeks, which I love in soup.  Then I added the big chunks of chicken back in with the noodles and simmered it for awhile. There is something

Pumpkin Butternut Squash Soup

As soon as the pumpkins came out this year, I knew I wanted to make Pumpkin Soup . This is a simple pumpkin soup with the addition of butternut squash that has been roasted.   I came across this recipe for Pumpkin Butternut Squash Soup over at Joy The Baker and liked her combination of the butternut squash along with the pumpkin. As she says, this is a creamy and super healthy soup that can be made in so many directions.

Beef Stew with Butternut Squash and Fennel

Beef Stew with Butternut Squash and Fennel is a hearty stew that is warm and cozy.  The perfect one pot dish that can feed any one's love for comfort food! For a long time, I have wanted to add some flair to my Simply Beef Stew recipe, which we love. Who doesn't love one pot meals? You might say that this stew is a layer and layers of flavors all in one pot.  The stew begins with the beef coated with flour and seasonings.  Then I add onions, fennel, and carrot, then onto the butternut squash and potatoes, and ending with a slow simmer with a bay leaf and sprigs of thyme.  What else can I say, this Beef Stew with Butternut Squash and Fennel is a wonderfully aromatic dish that can feed any one's love for comfort food! The recipe for those cute little biscuits is here ! Beef Stew with Butternut Squash and Fennel 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 lbs. beef stew meat 1/4-12 cup flour 1 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon ground coriander 2 teaspoon