Potato-Corn Chowder with Bacon and Mushrooms

This is best made in a dutch oven. 4 strips of bacon, chopped into 3-4 pieces each 1 medium onion, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 8 oz baby bella mushrooms, sliced 1T minced garlic 1/3c flour 6c water + 2T chicken bouillon – for something more stew-like, reduce the water to 5c.2 large russet potatoes, … Read more

Smoky Refried Bean Soup

This delicious and filling soup comes together super quick – and it’s great for using up whatever vegetables you have leftover at the end of the week. You’re basically making the base of the soup by thinning the beans with the broth and tomato juices; then you just add in whatever veggies and spices taste … Read more

Mexican Meatball Soup

This one is really super yummy! And an unusual cooking method – you make a puree of your aromatics, then bloom them in a hot pan with olive oil before building the rest of the soup. The amount of spice oil that hit my nose made me worried that the soup was going to be … Read more

Turkey Ramen

I ended up with a whole lot of turkey broth this year after Thanksgiving. After several bowls of regular turkey-rice soup, I started thinking about what else is good to make with super-rich bone broth. The obvious first answer – ramen! I googled and didn’t find any super-awesome recipes. But I got the basic idea … Read more

Chicken Fajita & Rice Soup

I ended up with a LOT of turkey broth this year after Thanksgiving. After eating all the regular turkey-rice soup I could take (and several batches of ramen), I started thinking about what else is good to make with good broth. Mexican chicken soup! I’ll be honest I don’t love this one. But maybe it’s … Read more

Chili with Beans and Vegetables

I have another recipe on this website for super-easy chili; but the reason it’s easy is because all the flavor comes from the canned tomatoes. If you don’t have those on hand – or you want to do something a little more homemade – I offer you this recipe, that I got from SpendWithPennies.com. It’s … Read more

Italian Wedding Soup

This was a recipe I got from Plated – and it’s so delicious, I decided to add it to my personal collection. Make the Broth Heat 1 T oil in a soup pot and add half a minced onion (I think it would be fine to use a whole onion) and 3 cloves garlic. Saute … Read more

Turkey Soup

One of the big traditions of Thanksgiving at my house growing up was making turkey soup out of the leftover turkey carcass. (I come by my frugality naturally, huh?) One of the things I remember my mother doing was chilling the stock and very carefully skimming every bit of fat off the top, proud of … Read more