Recipe Box, Slow Cooker Broccoli Soup with Cornbread Croutons

I think it’s now officially soup season! How about some Broccoli Soup with Cornbread Croutons and Ham Dippers?  I originally posted this soup in 2013, but it is so good it’s worth sharing again…       Fresh broccoli, onions, carrots, broth, milk and extra sharp cheddar, how could this not be delicious~     … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Jazz up your Soup!

Somehow I got a cold… I can’t even blame the grands, they are healthy… I think it’s stress and exhaustion… The good news is the water leaks are fixed, 💦  {thank you for all your kind words!} hurricane season is winding down,   🎉 🍾  🥂 and we finally have some cool temps!  🍁 Let’s take … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Bleu Cheesy Mac with Pear Walnut Croutons

  Tired of the same ole boring mac & cheese?       This version is mac & cheese’s elegant cousin     Rotini pasta holds the creamy bleu cheesy sauce in all it’s little crevices, and proudly sports a crown of pear & walnut croutons     This doesn’t take long to prepare, it … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Winter Warmth Chowder with Potato Croutons

I know people think I spend tons of time in the kitchen, but I really don’t…my son cooks a lot for us, and so does my husband…and when we cook, we tend to go big so we have leftovers to eat or freeze… Or, as in this case, so we can share with my busy … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, September Soup & Squash Croutons

A double treat’s in store today, a lightened up chowder made with roasted yellow squash and corn, topped with crispy bacon       AND Parmesan Squash Croutons!     Let’s make the croutons first so we can nibble on them while the soup simmers     All you need is some tempura batter mix, … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, French Onion Soup with Roasted Garlic, Beer & Bacon

This is an amped up version of onion soup that you can make in a slow cooker I took my basic French Onion Soup recipe here and used Pumpkin Ale instead of wine and added roasted garlic The roasted garlic gives it a depth of flavor that is hard to describe, but let’s just say … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, All Seasons Salad

Are you in a salad rut? Same old salad every time? I have a formula that I use as a basis for just about every salad I make, even this Berry Salad with Monte Cristo Croutons All Seasons Salad = greens + seasonal fruit and/or vegetable + protein [nuts and/or meat] + cheese [optional] + … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Berry Salad with Orange Marmalade Vinaigrette & Monte Cristo Croutons

Grilled cheese sandwiches just got sophisticated…they met Orange Marmalade Vinaigrette and fell in love… You can whip up this Orange Marmalade Vinaigrette in a minute, just 4 ingredients you probably have Just put everything in a jar, season with salt and pepper and shake it up~ Crisp greens, fresh berries AND a grilled ham & … Continue reading

Creations, l’arte de salade

The Art of making a great salad is simple, fresh ingredients.  My favorite formula is to use very crisp lettuce of your choice, 1 fruit or vegetable, 1 cheese, 1 nut.  Add in chopped onion, celery, peppers or anything else you have on hand and want to include. Toss lightly with a vinaigrette so the … Continue reading

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