Soups and Stews

homemade-soup-ingredients   Warm up with a delicious bowl of soup today.  Nothing is better than a bowl of hot soup or chowder on a winter day…a chilly, rainy day in Spring…or just anytime. It warms the body and heart bringing up childhood memories of good times.  As a child, my favorite was chicken noodle soup…the memory of slurping each noodle, one at a time and then drinking the broth right out of the bowl.  Yum!

I don’t know about you, but when it’s cold and raining, the first thing I think of is curling up in the big overstuffed chair in front of the fireplace with a mug of hot soup and the book I’ve been meaning to finish…or maybe lazy time on the couch getting caught up on taped TV shows I haven’t had time to watch.  Nothing can beat a pot of homemade soup slowly simmering on the back burner and those fabulously delicious smells filling the air. It never fails to brighten up a rainy day.

Make a big pot today and store serving size leftovers in zip lock bags in the freezer. They lay flat not taking up  much space and are there when you need a meal in a jiffy.  All the prep is done…just thaw and reheat.


Someone once said “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”  With that in mind…when serving guests, think presentation.  Serve chowder in a hollowed out bread bowl….either as a serving vessel or serve in individual bread bowls where you can break down the “bowl” as you eat and always have a delicious mouth full to the very end.

I hope you enjoy the recipes that will be added to this section on a regular basis.


I welcome your feedback and comments, below.  Have a question or specific recipe request?  I’ll be happy to research and find an answer.




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