Cooking · Dinner

Chicken Noodle Soup

Here's the chicken noodle soup I made with my homemade egg noodles. It is full of celery, carrots, onion and chicken. Perfectly homey and delicious. It was incredible. A little tip that I use all the time. At the beginning of most weeks, I poach a few chicken breasts. It’s really easy. Boil broth in… Continue reading Chicken Noodle Soup

Cooking · Dinner · Kid Activities

Homemade Egg Noodles

Sometimes recipes happen as a byproduct of life. You have plans for your day that include relaxing in the sunshine, maybe reading a book and then BOOM...you are making noodles from scratch like you are Caroline Ingalls or something. There you stand in your kitchen, covered in flour asking yourself "what just happened?". Such are… Continue reading Homemade Egg Noodles

Cooking · Dinner

Black Bean Vegetable Soup

Do you ever come back from a few days away and just want a homey, simple meal? I always seem to need a food break after a trip. I spent last weekend camping at my Nanny's cabin. It is my favorite place on earth because there's no cell service, no tv, no internet and a… Continue reading Black Bean Vegetable Soup

Cooking · Dinner

Marvelous Minestrone

Whenever I'm feeling particularly lazy, I make soup. Dinner can not get easier. Dump it all in a pot, let it simmer away doing all the hard work for you. Serve with some nice crusty rolls or some knockoff Olive Garden bread sticks (you know it's just butter and garlic salt on those things right?).… Continue reading Marvelous Minestrone

Cooking · Dinner

Cheesy Vegetable Chowder

(happy sigh) This chowder is heavenly. Full of broccoli and cheese and deliciousness. I made it on a snow day recently and just in the nick of time. Right after I took it off the stove and headed out to shovel some snow (with my belly full and warm of this amazing soup), my sister… Continue reading Cheesy Vegetable Chowder

Cooking · Dinner

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

It's been about 6 hours since I had this delicious soup for dinner. I haven't stopped thinking about how awesome it was. Perfectly blended spices and rich chicken flavor combine in a soup that (in my humble opinion) could best any Mexican restaurant's version of this south-of-the-border classic. As incredible as it tastes, you'd think… Continue reading Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Cooking · Dinner

Split Pea Soup

My mom has made split pea soup as long as I can remember. The giant pot simmering away on the stove would waft deliciousness all day. Is there a better smell than ham cooking? When I got a hankering for her amazing soup and called for her recipe, I got the bad news. There is… Continue reading Split Pea Soup

Baking · Bread · Cooking · Dinner

Perfect Dinner Rolls

I love love love my new bread machine. It's so easy to just throw all the ingredients in, turn it on and have beautiful dough. The recipe for these rolls is pretty time-consuming - only because you have to allow it to rise three times. You don't really have to do anything with the dough… Continue reading Perfect Dinner Rolls

Cooking · Dinner · Uncategorized

Gourmet Pumpkin Soup

This soup is GORGEOUS! It's also delicious. How much salt you need will greatly depend on what kind of chicken stock you use. Don't add all your salt at the beginning! After it has simmered, taste it with a clean spoon and decide if you need any more salt added beyond 1/2 teaspoon. Serve with… Continue reading Gourmet Pumpkin Soup

Cooking · Dinner

Mom’s Meatball Tortellini Soup

This was one of my very favorite meals growing up. The aroma of wonderful vegetables and broth with cheesy tortellini always signified the beginning of cold nights and crisp fall days in my mom's house. She always put kidney beans in this soup, but I don't care for them at all - feel free to… Continue reading Mom’s Meatball Tortellini Soup