Creamy Cabbage, Bacon & Sausage Soup

Time: 90 minutes Music Selection: Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) Summer vacation is nearly over and for whatever reason, I love to make soups and hearty foods in the Fall. Using vegetables from your garden or a local farmer’s market make this even more delicious. This soup is healthy, simple to make…

Vietnamese Duck Soup

Time: 1 night marinating; 2 hours prep and cooking time Music Selection: Only C – Yêu Là “Tha Thu The other day, I had a great conversation with a lady from Vietnam who told me about Duck Soup… I was intrigued and decided to try it this weekend. Now, this recipe takes some preparation and…

Bacon, Potato & Kale Soup

Time: 1 hour This was an insane week – our stove shorted out and we have to wait 2 weeks to get replacement parts!!! So, we are using our BBQ and crockpot a lot this week! Wanting to have something healthy, we decided to make this soup on the burner on our BBQ… and it…

Chicken & Mushroom Stew with Wild Rice

Time: 60 minutes This is another dish Hubby made this week. He truly is a saint – he decided to use up what we had in the fridge and freezer, resulting in this absolutely delicious, healthy and fairly simple recipe. We have been having a very cold month (getting into the -30 deg C weather),…

Dill Pickle Soup

Time: 30 minutes Growing up in the ’70s – this song was played at every wedding, resulting in a mass group of people doing the polka! I haven’t heard it in years, but I made this delicious soup (which we love to have at a local Eastern European Restaurant) and it jogged my memory –…

Beef Noodle Soup

Time: 20 – 30 minutes ” Someone told me long ago, there’s a calm before the storm. I knowIt’s been comin for some time.” On days when you have a lot going on, but need a quick delicious, hot meal, consider this recipe. It is quick and covers the major food groups: vegetables, protein, fruit…

French Canadian Split Pea Soup with Ham

Time: 4 hours on stove; 4 hours on high in crockpot; 8 hours on low in crockpot My dad was visiting the other day and was gushing about the amazing split pea soup my mom made from scratch using a smoked ham hock… he made me think I should make some, too. Split Pea Soup,…

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Time: 30 minutes Many years ago, broccoli cheese soup was on nearly every menu at every restaurant…. but where is it now? It is really time to bring it back — a great healthy, warm, hearty meal. I am pairing it with “September” as it is a great tune, that my 14 YO knows all…

Beef Stew with Parsley Dumplings

3 hours Who can resist stew, especially in the Fall when it is harvest time and all the vegetables are fresh? We are lucky to have one of the largest outdoor farmers’ market in our city. Every time I walk by the stands of fresh vegetables, I smell the onions, dill, garlic…. and I crave…

Star Anise Asian Beef Stew

Time: 2.5 hours Serves 6 This is a stew that a friend of the Philippines used to make for our kids. The flavours are amazing and the beef becomes like butter. It is easy to make, it just needs to cook for a few hours to get the full effect of the flavours. My oldest…