This delicious Irish stew made with stout beer is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. It can be started on the stove top and finished in the slow cooker if you want to have it on a day when you will be out and about in the afternoon.
This simple, hearty, and flavorful soup has a delicious combination of herbs and vegetables that is perfect for a fall or winter meal. For a vegetarian version, omit the chicken and use vegetable stock or water instead of chicken stock. This recipe, like most soup recipes, is flexible and can be adapted to use what […]
That turkey carcass leftover from your holiday meal is treasure, not trash! The frame from your turkey (or chicken) makes the most delicious broth you have ever tasted. Simply put the bones (and skin if you have any) into your slow cooker and cover it with water. Let it simmer overnight and in the morning you will have the base for a delicious soup.
It is starting to cool off with pleasant days and chilly nights – the perfect time for hearty soups and stews. Baked Potato Soup is one of our most requested recipes – it’s creamy and rich with the perfect balance of flavors. It’s a good way to use planned leftovers as well; have baked potatoes during the week and simmer a pot of this satisfying soup on the weekend. Start with 4 large baked potatoes, cooled. The recipe calls for scooping out the insides and discarding the peels, but I have long since abandoned peeling potatoes for anything. The peels are healthy so I include them in mashed potatoes, soups, potato salads, and just about everything else. Feel free to use only the white insides if you wish.
This soup, inspired by Olive Garden’s chicken and gnocchi soup, was a big hit at our house – I will definitely make it again. I served it with sliced whole grain bread and it was very filling. Ours ended up being a bit spicy and I can only deduce that when we chopped the onions and peppers for the freezer (I used sautéed onions and peppers from the freezer instead of chopping them when I made the soup), that we were also chopping jalapeno peppers with the same knife. Although unexpected, the extra kick was actually a nice addition to the soup.