Soup, Stew, and Chili

Asparagus Soup with Herbed Goat Cheese

Asparagus are one of my favorite vegetables. I eat them in exactly two ways: roasted simply with olive oil, salt, and pepper or cold, tossed with lemon juice and goat cheese. When it gets cold, we seem to indulge in heartier, unhealthier comfort foods by habit. Creamy soups, butter-laden pastas, and meaty chilis. What I [...]

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DIY: Homemade Chicken/Turkey Stock

The worst thing about making chicken pot pie is de-meating the rotisserie chicken. It just might be the worst cooking-related task ever. I hate it more than I hate unloading the dishwasher. And that’s really saying something. The best thing about making chicken pot pie is the chicken pot pie. (Duh.) The second best thing? [...]

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Beef (or Turkey) Chili

Shannon\'s Chili

Happy Independence Day to my fellow Texans! Or “Frito Pie and Shiner Day,” however you see fit to celebrate. Jason and I have our ideas about what good chili is – and is supposed to be. Me – ridiculously spicy with no beans or ground beef (cubed beef cuts only). Jason – no beans, thick [...]

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

There’s something about cold weather that makes me want a warm, full belly and food that I can eat with a spoon our sip from a mug. Hot chocolate, chicken pot pie, chili, and mashed potatoes go into heavy rotation when the temperature dips below 55. And so does soup. I can be wide awake [...]

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