A hearty salmon chowder with chunky potatoes, corn, roasted red peppers, carrots and celery spiked with dill, rosemary and parsley. Dill is one of my favorite herbs to use with salmon. They bring out the best in each other. It’s instant love.
Believe it or not I don’t eat chocolate cloud cookies bigger than my hand for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I don’t loll around all day with half-eaten jars of marshmallow fluff at my feet. And I don’t eat peanut butter cup pie and Hostess cupcakes every single night for dessert. OK. . . maybe that last one’s pushing the truth a little. If on occasion… [Read more]
When you get an overwhelming craving for lasagna but don’t have the time or energy to put together a casserole – do the next, best thing and reach for your soup pot! Sausage Lasagna Soup holds all the traditional flavors dear to my heart with hunks of sausage, zig-zaggy noodles, ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheese swimming in an Italian-seasoned tomato broth. An immensely satisfying, deconstructed… [Read more]
Meatballs marry leafy greens, pasta and carrots to live happily ever after in this Italian Wedding Soup. While this is a popular soup for weddings the name refers to the vegetables and meats marrying well together. Minestrata Maritata. Married soup. This Italian American version is lighter than the traditional Neapolitan version that uses an abundance of meat including prosciutto on the bone, sausage, beef and… [Read more]
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!