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 […]

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, […]

Ham & Lentil Soup

I hope you all had a great Christmas dinner or three! I am still beyond full from the two I enjoyed, neither of which I had to prepare, although I did make large quantities of these potatoes, Chocolate Ecstasy, and Pumpkin Toffee Cheesecake.  Now the leftovers sitting in my fridge make me sad I don’t […]