Mom’s Classic Pea Soup with Ham

Classic Pea Soup with Ham

Since I’m currently up to my eyeballs in sick children, homework, housework, and fall-welcoming interpretive dances, my lovely Mom is here again with one of the classics – pea soup!  This stuff is thick, green, fragrant, and absolutely soul warming. I happen to have a ham bone in the freezer to be made into exactly […]

First on the First: Cantaloupe Peach Soup with Blackberry Drizzle

I pride myself on being pretty good at grammar and spelling, and years of avid reading mean there aren’t many words I haven’t come across and have at least an inkling of how to spell. “Cantaloupe”, apparently, is not a word that authors use often.  And I don’t think the handwritten signs at grocery stores […]

Cauliflower Sweet Potato Soup

When I’m pregnant … (OH yeah, get used to that sentence, I’m kind of a different person when I’m pregnant, and I feel the need to explain myself so you don’t think I’ve been holding out on you with my true personality or some other such drama)… Anyway, when I’m pregnant, I crave healthy food with […]

The Wisdom of Grandparents, and Spicy Chicken Soup

You know those moments where you look at your grandparents and you are really, truly, amazed by their wisdom, life experience, positive outlook on life, and are just pretty darn proud of being the offspring of a couple of pretty good eggs? Well, I love my grandparents, and have this feeling a lot. But never […]

Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash & Quinoa

You know the age old saying “Do as I say, not as I do?” Well, I’m quite afraid that this will be the theme of my parenting. You see, I don’t like veggies that are cooked. I don’t like the chunkies in my soup. I know, mom, the tastes all blend and they don’t even […]

Hearty Minestrone Soup

On a cold, gray, rainy or snowy day, nothing beats a good bowl of soup. If you’re feeling sniffly, achy, and generally unwell, nothing beats a good bowl of soup. When you are a poor student/waitress at the Old Spaghetti Factory and get unlimited free soup, nothing beats a good bowl of soup. There is […]

Spinach & Sausage Soup with Homemade Croutons

I don’t surprise easily, but sometimes people surprise me. Sometimes the surprise might be big, like a last-minute, your-bags-are-packed-for-you vacation. Sometimes the surprise might be small, like someone remembering to turn on the bedside lamp for their wife who is afraid of the dark and of stubbing her toes. Sometimes the surprise might be medium, […]