Main Dish, Soups

First Place ChiliChili and I go waaaaay back. When my husband and I lived in Montana, I entered a chili cookoff. I came in third out of four entries, which did not leave me best pleased. I wrote a food column for the local newspaper, for Pete’s sakes. I could not be coming in second to last in any cookoff. So I perfected my recipe, and the result is this Blue Ribbon Chili.

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Holidays, New Year, Soups

Lucky Soup for the New Year


A Southern tradition, the eating of black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day is said to guarantee good luck for the entire year. Ham and collard greens are said to bring fortune, as well; to hit all the bases, I came up with this Black-Eyed Pea, Collard Greens, and Ham Soup for the New Year. Black Eyed Pea, Collard Greens, and Ham Soup is tasty, filling, and perfect for New Year’s Day or any other winter day. Continue Reading

Christmas, Soups

On the eleventh day of Christmas, there were oysters swimming in butter and cream. “Oh, that sounds good,” you say? You bet your Hatchimal it’s good. Good enough for Christmas Eve (or even the first course that is the marathon Christmas Day meal).

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Christmas, Soups

Tom Kah GaiOn the third day of Christmas, there was cold and flu season. Yes, while this seems odd to include in a Christmas countdown,  no one is immune to the common cold. What’s more, it tends to strike around the least opportune times (i.e., during the holidays, when we have better stuff to do than being stuffed up.) Clear your sinuses with my favorite remedy, this Thai Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup.

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