Posts Tagged ‘soup’

Split Pea Soup With Ham

posted by Andrea | 01/27/2016 | 11 comments

Pea soup was never one of my favorite meals growing up; but over the past few years, I have grown to love this hearty soup — especially once I realized how ridiculously simple it was to make!

30-Minute Chicken Noodle Soup (From Scratch)

posted by Andrea | 02/12/2015 | 9 comments

A couple weeks ago, I was in the mood for my favorite chicken and rice soup. The only problem was, I had about 2 Tablespoons of rice left with no back-up bag… and I realized this around 4:30pm.

So after quickly scrambling to come up with a new recipe, I decided on chicken noodle soup — and within 30 minutes, we had homemade, from scratch, chicken noodle soup on our table!

Simple, From-Scratch, Vegetable Beef Soup

posted by Andrea | 01/27/2015 | 12 comments

After 3+ weeks of frigid temperatures and lots of snow, soup has been in regular rotation on our weekly menu plan — and a couple weeks ago, the ONLY soup I really wanted to make was Vegetable Beef.

Thankfully, I had a bunch of veggies to use up… and 20 minutes later, my soup was simmering! Yes, in less than 20 minutes, you can have this simple, from-scratch soup simmering on your stove too!

Our New Favorite Cheese Broccoli Soup

posted by Andrea | 02/4/2014 | 9 comments

With all the frigid temperatures here in West Michigan lately, I found that we were craving warm comfort foods like soup and homemade bread — so since I hadn’t made Cheese Broccoli Soup all winter yet, I decided to give it a go with a new recipe for us.

I made a few tweaks and can personally say that I think they made a big difference — and this is now our “go-to” Cheese Broccoli Soup recipe!

Cheesy Mashed Potato Soup

posted by Andrea | 12/4/2012 | 19 comments

I had a ton of mashed potatoes left over after Thanksgiving — even after I gave a bunch of them away and made a shepherd’s pie!

So last week, I made this delicious Cheesy Mashed Potato Soup — and was it ever delicious. Even Nora liked it!

Hearty Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Soup

posted by Andrea | 02/21/2012 | 15 comments

We love eating just about any variety of soup or stew — especially on cold winter evenings. And I love making soup because we always end up with lots of leftovers for later in the week or for the freezer… so yeah, we eat a lot of soup!

I “discovered” this recipe two years ago when I was making soup to take to school for Dave’s birthday lunch. I wanted something that was a little different than all the “traditional” soups, but still really hearty and delicious. Thankfully, this recipe was a huge hit and my pot was practically licked clean!

Spicy Refried Bean Soup

posted by Andrea | 11/15/2011 | 12 comments

Dave and I {and our two international students} all love soup and we all love anything Mexican. So the other night, when I made this Spicy Refried Bean Soup — you can probably imagine it was a big hit.
Everyone had seconds and there was still plenty left over for lunches — and I even put a large container in the freezer!

Oh, and did I mention it only took about 30 minutes to make!

Sweet Potato Chili

posted by Andrea | 10/20/2011 | 13 comments

Dave and I love almost any type of chili — and I love how quick and easy it is to make {and freeze for later}. So I’m always on the look-out for new and different chili recipes to try.

This sweet potato chili is one of our all-time favorites and I actually stumbled upon it by accident a few years ago… and now I’m hooked!

Old-Fashion Chicken and Rice Soup

posted by Andrea | 04/20/2011 | 27 comments

I know it’s nearly May, and really not the time for a soup recipe, but here in West MI, we actually saw snow yesterday! Plus, I had a nasty case of the 24-hour flu last week and chicken soup just sounded SO good. So I made a big batch of my most favorite chicken and rice soup, and have plenty more in the freezer! Do you have a favorite soup recipe? one that’s been passed down from your mom and […]

Hearty Ham and Potato Soup

posted by Andrea | 03/5/2011 | 8 comments

A few weeks ago we got our first taste of spring. All the snow melted, the weather was in the low 50’s and the sun was shining. We fired up the grill, made a bunch of salads and ate lots of fresh fruit. Then it snowed — a lot! So I came back inside, made lots of rich desserts and a few more batches of soup. Isn’t crazy how weather affects our food choices? Or maybe it’s just me! One of […]

Taco Soup — a delicious 30 minute meal

posted by Andrea | 02/17/2011 | 14 comments

A few weeks ago I cooked up a bunch of chicken and filled the bottom drawer of our freezer with bags of shredded chicken. Then I started thinking about what I could make with my abundance of shredded chicken. Chicken tacos sounded good…but we didn’t have any tortillas and I didn’t feel like going to the store. So I came up with “Plan B” — taco salad — except then I realized we didn’t have enough lettuce for a “main […]

Vegetable Chowder — grab a spoon!

posted by Andrea | 02/7/2011 | 23 comments

It’s seriously FREEZING right now in West Michigan, and lately, all I want to cook and eat are steamy hot bowls of soups, stews, and chowders. I’ve made several big batches of different soups for us to enjoy now, and to stock our freezer for later — when I don’t feel like cooking! And one of my favorite soups to make every year is Vegetable Chowder. I love this recipe for many reasons, but mainly because I can use whatever vegetables I […]

Corn Chowder — A Quick Winter Meal

posted by Andrea | 01/27/2011 | 7 comments

The following is a guest post from Leslie Bilyeu over at One Day Before Yesterday. Life is busy… In my opinion, there’s nothing like a quick hearty dinner after a busy day of hockey, ballet, meetings, work, or whatever!  And it’s even better if that quick hearty dinner can be on the table in 30 minutes or less, right? Well, you’re in luck, because the Corn Chowder recipe I want to share with you today is one of my personal favorites. I’ve made […]