Italian Sausage-Zucchini Soup for #SoupSwapParty


I am sharing a recipe for “Italian Sausage-Zucchini Soup” as I join bloggers from across the country in’s Soup Swap, to celebrate the launch of Soup Swap: Comforting Recipes to Make and Share (Chronicle, 9/16) by Kathy Gunst, Resident Chef for NPR’s “Here and Now.” . . . → Read More: Italian Sausage-Zucchini Soup for #SoupSwapParty

Unprejudiced Palate Italian Soup


Although spring has sprung, it is still a good time for soup, especially with our up and down temperatures. I created a warming soup for a cold spring day and to celebrate this round of Cook the Books. . . . → Read More: Unprejudiced Palate Italian Soup

Rustic Tortellini Soup for a Late #Blogger C.L.U.E.


Sometimes I am totally clueless which unfortunately fits today’s post too well.  You see, by 6:00 a.m. EST, I was supposed to have my Blogger C.L.U.E. post up and ready.

Other than my cluelessness, lack of time management and irresponsibility, I have no excuse.

My assigned blog for February was Sue from A . . . → Read More: Rustic Tortellini Soup for a Late #Blogger C.L.U.E.

Green Chile and Sausage Soup


Green chiles, potatoes, cabbage and smoked sausage come together for a delectable and pretty darn easy soup. . . . → Read More: Green Chile and Sausage Soup

Andouille-Butternut Soup


This is a quick soup to whip up for lunch. If you don’t have andouille, use simple smoked sausage instead. . . . → Read More: Andouille-Butternut Soup

Corn Chowder with Andouille


I have been trying to highlight some of the food that I served during the recent Thanksgiving week of family, food and fun.   This dish did not make it to the table during that week because basically we had too much food.  I did make it for a quick weeknight dinner last week . . . → Read More: Corn Chowder with Andouille

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup (with Sage)


Plan on having a heart-healthy Halloween with this savory and velvety soup from the American Heart Association. . . . → Read More: Butternut Squash and Apple Soup (with Sage)

Roasted Tomato Soup

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I’m in a funk….

Work has been busy but what else is new?

Although I have cooked and baked, I just haven’t felt like posting anything. (And if I am being totally forthcoming here, I haven’t cooked or baked all that much. Lots of sandwiches recently ’round here.)

Is it the weather change?

Am I . . . → Read More: Roasted Tomato Soup

Furious Five-Spice Noodle Soup

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For this month’s film for Food ‘n Flix, Heather (from girlichef) chose a couple of animated comedies: Kung Fu Panda and Kung Fu Panda 2. Here is my inspired dish. . . . → Read More: Furious Five-Spice Noodle Soup

White Bean-Tomato Soup with Chickpea “Croutons”

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For my very first Secret Recipe Club assignment back in July 2011, I tried to roast chickpeas.   I love chickpeas and I love wasabi peas so I had high hopes.   They came out soggy and chewy, not crunchy and delicious.   (Needless to say I moved on to another recipe.)

Recently I was . . . → Read More: White Bean-Tomato Soup with Chickpea “Croutons”

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls

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