White Bean, Bacon and Spinach Soup

Here is a white bean, bacon and spinach soup that looks entirely unassuming.

Like another run-of-the-mill soup. (This is what I thought.) I was wrong.

Stuffed inside is the most incredible, full-bodied flavor. I was immediately smitten. With the very first bite. And may have even done a little happy dance…. 

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Bacon Sour Cream Noodles

Noodles with a sour cream sauce, salty bacon and the surprise of the bunch – cabbage! They come together in no time at all to make a comforting and hearty side dish that can fill in as a main.

Michael Symon made this in 5 minutes on his new show, The Chew. Have you seen it? I’m just a wee bit addicted to it, mostly because I like hearing Symon giggle and I like his style of cooking. It brings me joy. Not to mention Carla from Top Chef is a part of it too. Love her. Hootie-hoo…. 

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Loaded Sweet Potato Soup with Brown Sugar Bacon

Loaded Sweet Potato Soup with Candied Bacon

An immensely comforting sweet potato soup garnished with cinnamon brown sugar bacon, pepper jack cheese and sour cream. The soup mimics a loaded baked potato transforming it from side dish into a thoroughly satisfying meal!

The soup is fairly fast and easy to make. Almost as quick as boiling potatoes for mashing. Just one of the many reasons to love it.

Sweet potatoes are simmered with onion and garlic in broth until soft, pureed and then topped with candied bacon, pepper jack cheese for a pop of heat and sour cream…. 

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Blueberry Belgian Waffles with Brown Sugar Bacon

Baby steps.

Three days away from this site has left me feeling disconnected. From my blog. From food. From you.

I falsely believed absence made the heart grow fonder.

Instead, each passing day made it easier for me to stay away.

I even wondered what would happen if I never came back? What would I…do?… 

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