Cheddar Cheese Beer Soup with Pumpernickle Croutons

A thick and creamy soup recipe with beer and aged cheddar cheese,  made all the more delicious with the addition of stone ground mustard and homemade pumpernickel croutons.

Beer. Cheese. Mustard. Pumpernickel bread. Classic flavors that boost each other up and have little in common but when combined are all the better for it!… 

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Creamy Zucchini Cheese Soup

Zucchini are still growing in my garden! Baby ones and blossoms too. Late bloomers.  Not that I mind one single bit. Zucchini has a permanent place in my life all year long.

Yep, I’m the person buying those sorry looking zucchini in the middle of winter that were trucked in from who knows where. If you see me cooing to them in the produce aisle, say hi.… 

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Tomato Cheddar Pie

One of my yearly traditions is to bake a savory tomato pie. Being that it’s a little on the heavy side I try to time it right so the weather isn’t sweltering hot. Right now is the perfect time.  The days have grown noticeably shorter, the nights are tinged with a slight chill and an abundance of fresh, juicy tomatoes can be found both in the markets and in my garden…. 

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