The Taco Soup Recipe Your 5-Year Old Can Make

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Taco Soup is an easy-to-prepare dish, so easy even a 5-year old can do it. And it tastes great, especially when you make it without the packets of junky mixes. Some days you just don’t want to cook.  You want to eat, to be sure. But, cooking? No way, Jose. However, in the life as […]

Creamy Dairy-Free Asparagus Soup (Stovetop and Pressure Cooker Instructions)

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Enjoy spring’s asparagus harvest in this deliciously creamy, dairy-free Asparagus Soup. It comes together quickly in the pressure cooker or stovetop and freezes beautifully. So tasty, you’ll be going back for seconds. Spring is here! Really, I promise. OK, that may seem hard to believe for those of you in the frozen tundra of elsewhere. […]

Chicken Gumbo Soup – Better Than the Can

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Chicken Gumbo Soup, that childhood favorite from the red-labeled can is now within your reach – homemade, tastier, and better for you! When I was growing up, soup can from a can with a red label. If we were lucky, that can of soup cost only 15 cents at the grocery store, at which time […]

Thursday Night Soup – Waste Less and Eat Well

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Enjoy an easy dinner with Thursday Night Soup. It makes good use of whatever you have in the kitchen so that you waste less and eat well. I’ve been making soup from leftovers for a very long time. Ever since I read the book, A Feast of Soups twenty years ago. There are very few recipes that […]

Quickest Chili in the West – Slow Cooker or Stovetop

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Looking for a quick, hot meal? How about a quick supper to give as a gift? I gotcha covered on both counts with the Quickest Chili in the West. Quick meals, especially those that can be made ahead, are the name of the game in these here parts. Whether it’s a crazy work schedule for […]

Minestrone Soup with Sausage and Tortellini

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Stir up a bowl of comfort with this easy to prepare Minestrone Soup with Sausage and Tortellini. It’s delicious and chock full of fall harvest vegetables. Even though California doesn’t truly have the seasons in the same way the rest of the country does, we’re really good at faking it. I’ve noticed many trees nearby […]

Homemade Cream of Celery Soup for Cooking

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Homemade Cream of Celery Soup is so much better than the canned variety. Make a bulk batch this week to have your casserole and eat more healthfully, too. In the old days when I did freezer cooking, I’d pop open a few cans of creamed soups, mix this, add that, and slide a bunch of casseroles […]

Irish Stew & Other St Patrick’s Day Recipes

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A classic Irish Stew is simple and flavorful. It comes together easily with meaty chunks of beef, potatoes, and carrots. And it brings ultimate comfort. One of my favorite parts about teaching my kids at home is the great reading we get to do together. A book that we read early on in my homeschooling […]