Soups & Stews

July 29, 2014 - The Squash Season

It’s that time of year, squash season, when legend has it if you leave your car unlocked, you’ll find a bag of summer squash and/or zucchini in the backseat when you return to your vehicle. This never happens to me, so I can’t validate it. Since I love squash and zucchini, I can only wish...
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February 10, 2014 - Making A Mystery Stew

I was down to very little meat in the freezers here last week since I haven’t had a chance, due to weather, to pick up my venison that I had processed. But I did find, forgotten, some nice meaty lamb stew bones. I decided to make a stew. Only I couldn’t go to the store....
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January 16, 2014 - Morgan’s Favorite Soup

Morgan packing soup-to-go for lunch at school. One of the things I appreciate about Morgan is that she tells me what she wants when it comes to food. Sometimes I don’t understand, but I try! About a week or so ago, she texted me: “I want chili dogs. But not with the chili you make...
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October 17, 2009 - Spicy Black Bean, Chicken & Corn Stew

I spotted this stew here and it’s been calling to me ever since, waiting for the first really good chilly weekend to go simmering on my stovetop. Black beans, chicken, and corn make up one of my favorite flavor combinations, so I knew it’d be good. I had almost everything I needed and I didn’t...
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October 21, 2008 - Turkey Noodle Soup

First, go outside and get a turkey. I’m just kidding!! Unless, well, that’s what you want to do, then I’m not judging! I already have turkey and Thanksgiving on the brain. Now is the perfect time to find turkeys on sale–buy two and roast one ahead of time to set aside stock for your turkey...
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January 28, 2008 - Baked Potato Soup

I love this soup! *For a spicy version, add chopped hot peppers along with the onion. How to make Baked Potato Soup: 4 large baking potatoes 10 strips of peppered bacon 2/3 cup butter 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 medium onion, chopped 7 cups milk 1 cup cheese, shredded (cheddar or pepper jack or whatever...
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January 5, 2008 - A Pot of Chili

I often start chili a day or two ahead of time, with