Vegetable Soup with Parmesan Dumplings

Vegetable Soup with Parmesan Dumplings

A heartwarming vegetable soup packed with the wholesome goodness of both sweet and white potatoes, zucchini, carrots, celery, garlic, onion and cannellini beans. Perfectly delicious all on its own, when you throw parmesan dumplings into the mix you create a rock star. The dumplings start out as … [Read more...]

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili is a warm and cozy combination of chicken, white beans, roasted red peppers and chile peppers swimming around in a sea of creamy chicken broth. The "white" in the name comes from the broth, which, unlike a more traditional chili, doesn't include tomatoes but a combination of … [Read more...]

White Bean, Cauliflower and Bacon Soup

One of my favorite vegetables meets my most favorite bean meets bacon, which needs no introduction, in this quick and easy soup recipe. When I laid eyes on the biggest head of cauliflower I've ever seen in my life I knew right away it was destined for my soup pot. The place where the … [Read more...]

Garlic, White Bean and Spinach Salad

A salad recipe straight out of my Italian Great Grandma's kitchen that can be eaten warm or cold. It's great for a picnic, potluck or barbecue and makes a great side dish, appetizer or light lunch. The best way to eat it is with a slice of crusty bread and an extra drizzle of olive oil. Al … [Read more...]

Mini Meatball Chili

A hearty recipe for no-alarm chili with mini meatballs. Chili is a staple in my diet and for that reason alone I re-invent it all the time. Eating the same chili over and over again tends to get pretty boring. As many of you know I have a small obsession with meatballs. I will sneak them in wherever … [Read more...]

Chili Pie with Cheddar Cornbread Crust

This is a hearty recipe for Chili Pie with a Green Chile & Cheddar Cornbread Crust. You may know it as Tamale Pie. It was a toss-up between the two over what to name it. Since I used all the basic ingredients I love in my chili I went with it. And because it didn't taste like any tamale I ever … [Read more...]

White Bean and Sausage Cassoulet

Cassoulet is a long-simmered stew of white beans and pork, a classic from the southwest of France that dates back to the 14th century. The name 'cassoulet' comes from the earthenware cooking pot it was traditionally made in called the cassolle.  This was an extremely comforting meal eaten with … [Read more...]