Showing posts with the label Soups & Stews

Black-Eyed Pea and Kale Soup

Along with the Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder , I decided to make a simple soup of black-eyed peas with kale to balance out the richness of the chowder. I served this Black-Eyed Pea and Kale Soup with my homemade bread, but it would be wonderful served with a cornbread muffin, and of course, any time a true Southerner has greens of any kind, you have to serve a pepper sauce to go along with it. Combining the fresh earthy taste of the kale and the heartiness of the black-eyed peas, this soup is satisfying as well as complex in texture and flavor.  This soup is so easy and quick to make, and a great addition to a rich meal!

Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder

Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder ,  rich corn chowder built on a base of chicken stock and half-and-half has carrots, corn, potatoes, and chunks of chicken for a meal in a bowl. Listening to the weather report the night before, I knew we were going to wake up to a winter wonderland.  My first thoughts were, I can make some homemade bread and this new recipe for chowder that I have been wanting to try.  This chowder is not only a delicious and filling chowder, it is just what you need on a cold wintry day. Despite the long list of ingredients, it does come together rather quickly if you peel and chop all your vegetables, and have them ready with all the remaining ingredients while you boil your chicken.  You have a perfect balance of the chicken, the creamy cheese, and the tenderness of the corn to best describe this recipe as "one big pot of extravaganza"!

Simply Venison Stew

This  Simply Venison Stew  is another family favorite using venison that I serve often. It is a simple recipe, yet bold with flavor. The long, slow cooking in a homemade beef broth ensures that the meat will be tender and succulent. If you don’t have venison, feel free to substitute beef chuck, rump roast or sirloin tip. Serve with dinner rolls or as I did with Jalapeno Cheddar Scones for sopping up those delicious juices. Venison Stew Ingredients: 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 pounds venison stew meat 1/4-1/2 cup flour 1 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon ground coriander 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon coarse ground pepper 2 cups chopped onions 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup chopped carrots 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 2 bay leaves 4-6 potatoes, cubed 2-3 cups homemade beef broth (or canned) Directions: In a large pot, over high heat, add the olive oil. In a mixing bowl, toss the venison with flour and garlic powder, c

Venison Soup With Roasted Vegetables

Venison Soup with Roasted Vegetables,  a rich and flavorful healthy soup. This soup is made with roasted root vegetables and homemade beef broth that enhances the flavors. My husband is an avid deer hunter and between him providing the deer meat, and my son and son-in-love, we are blessed with an abundance of venison which I am so happy to have.

It's All About "Pink"

These cute pink pokka dotted oversize cups and plates were a featured item that Pampered Chef offered 3 or 4 years ago for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I couldn't resist just featuring them to bring the attention that October is the month for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month . Be good to yourselves and get your mammograms. This is something that is dear to my heart with having been touched by breast cancer in my own family.

Kay's Blue Ribbon Crockpot Chili

Crockpot Chili , slow cook chili with flavorful browned ground beef, beans, tomatoes, spicy seasonings, and a secret ingredient.  The perfect meal to make ahead during the week.  It has won 4 chili cook-offs.  Save any leftovers and serve it over chili dogs, Frito pies and chili cornbread!  The possibilities are endless! With the announcement of a Chili Cook-off at our church, I knew I had to enter my recipe for chili. I created this recipe a few years back.  The flavors are amazing, but I want the flavors to bounce right into a win, so I added a little secret ingredient, canned jalapeno juice.  It did the trick--oh! my.