Clam Chowder

Time: 45 minutes Music Selection: Billie Eilish – Ocean Eyes This is truly one of the best recipes I make. It is simple, delicious and healthy! AND my family loves it – this is a big recipe as we love the leftovers (this recipe does taste better the next day)! I paired it with this…

Beef Borscht Soup

Time: 2 Hours I can’t leave a Farmer’s Market in the Fall without buying all the ingredients for borscht. As soon as I smell the dill and see the beets, I’m determined to make borscht. Quite often it is a vegetarian dish, but my grandma Katie always made it with either beef ribs or shred…

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…

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…

Classic French Onion Soup

Time: 1 hour – 2 hours Music Selection: Don McLean – Vincent When we visited France, we spent a bit of time in Provence, and specifically went to Arles, where we learned about Vincent Van Gogh. He certainly was a character and his paintings are so colorful and bold. Speaking of bold, this onion soup…

Quick Cheesy Dill Bread

Time: 1 hour “Can’t Fight the Moonlight?” – this cheesy dill bread will make you howl with joy! It is easy to make, never fails – I’ve been making it for 25 years (my Aunty Marlene gave me this recipe in a cookbook for my wedding gift) AND it is great for breakfast, brunch, lunch…