Garlicky Kale and Noodle Soup

kale noodle soup

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  I came up with this recipe after coming down with a cold. I needed something hot and warming, but it had to be something I could make quickly and with minimal effort. This soup fit the bill perfectly. In fact, I ate it four times the week […]

Potato Soup

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  Potato soup is such a simple dish, but you can take it in so many directions with different vegetables, seasonings and toppings. On my Twitch channel two weeks ago I cooked a bare-bones version of this soup using just potato, onion and garlic. I prefer to add a carrot when […]

Lentil & Sausage Soup

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  This soup is a mishmash of a couple of different things. It started out as a vegetarian recipe for lentil and tomato soup taken from Food + Wine’s Best of the Best cookbook. After making it the regular way a few times, I tried adding fennel seeds to shake […]

8 Tips for Reviving Leftovers

leftovers polenta and peas

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  Some of my most popular search terms for the blog have been things like “how to reheat grits” and “what to do with leftover risotto.” I know some people absolutely despise leftovers, and others (my husband, for one) just completely forget that they exist. I, on the […]

Curried Winter Squash Soup

butternut squash soup

I love making soup at home, but I rarely buy it or order it at a restaurant. Most of the time I find the canned or boxed stuff is too salty for my taste and the ingredients sometimes end up with a weird texture. Why not order it at a restaurant? With a few exceptions (really […]

Tomato Soup

We ate the soup with grilled cheese and some homemade dill pickles (the cucumbers also came from aCSA box).

This summer I signed up for a CSA delivery from a local farm called Rice Family Harvest. Every week I get a box of goodies, and every week it’s a surprise. (It doesn’t have to be a complete mystery, though–you can request specific items and purchase additional things to add to your box. I just […]

Homemade Chicken Stock

Well, it’s certainly been a long time. I’ve missed blogging, but other things (like finishing my degree) have taken precedence. I’m happy to report that I’ve graduated with my master’s AND am gainfully employed! And–here’s the kicker–the job is actually IN my field. And I like it, and my coworkers are great and my company […]

Chicken & Bread Soup

Chicken and bread soup. Lent is coming up and I’ve been putting some thought into what I’d like to do for it. Most people think of Lent as a period of deprivation–fasting on holy days, avoiding meat on Fridays and Ash Wednesday, and denying yourself something you enjoy like chocolate or Facebook. It is those […]

Italian Wedding Soup + No-Knead Ciabatta

Italian wedding soup and ciabatta bread It’s finally feeling like fall to me down here in Cincinnati. We had our first real frost this week and the scarves and sweaters and UGGs are starting to come out of the woodwork. I’m a little nervous about winter because I live in a drafty old house, but […]