Old-Fashioned Hamburger and Vegetable Stew

24 January 2021

In about 1 hour, you can have this easy stew on your table. Chock-full of vegetables and flavor, it’s a mosaic of color and taste in your bowl. I always have fresh herbs, on hand, as well as most of the vegetables. Feel free to use dried herbs or canned vegetables, if you like, in this hearty stew.

Caribbean Carrot-Ginger Soup

20 January 2021

I developed this recipe while in the Dominican Republic. Living in a small, rural beach town, I had to be resourceful with ingredients that were available and affordable. Carrots grow like crazy there, so this was an easy, delicious recipe that I used to make for my friends during the rainy season. It’s the first recipe I really ever developed myself, and I still love it. Garnish as desired with microgreens, chopped chives, toasted sliced almonds, or chia seeds.

Hamburger Stew with Cabbage

24 November 2020

I grew up in Kansas City, where my parent’s would go to Shoney’s once a week. They had an all-you-can-eat soup and salad bar and it was the highlight of my week. Even as a kid, I’ve always loved soup. Then we moved out of state. Even though it has been nearly 40 years since I last had it, I never forgot about their beef and cabbage soup. I decided to recreate it based off my memory and here is what I came up with. Enjoy!

Turkey Chili Mac

20 November 2020

There are two things that make for a great Thanksgiving leftovers recipe. The first one is, it shouldn’t remind you of the original meal. Plus, and just as important, it should be super easy and simple to make. Not only does this turkey chili mac satisfy those two requirements, it also happens to be incredibly delicious and pretty nice to look at. Garnish with grated cheese, onions, sour cream, and cilantro if desired.

Red Curry Chicken and Pumpkin Soup

4 November 2020

As the weather turns colder and the days get shorter, and maybe you start feeling those winter blues, make a big pot of this red curry chicken and pumpkin soup. When people think of comfort food, they usually don’t think of it as exciting and interesting, but this incredibly tasty soup is the rare exception. It will warm your heart and sooth your soul, but stimulate you at the same time with its lovely contrast of flavors and textures.

Classic, Hearty Beef Stew

20 October 2020

This classic beef stew recipe makes sure you really make the most of each step of the cooking process to end up with a beautiful, rich, and hearty beef stew!

Oven-Braised Chicken Stew

14 October 2020

With the convenience of boneless, skinless chicken thighs, you can have your dinner cooked in right about an hour, start to finish! Starting on the stovetop and moving to the oven allows double-duty for the oven, so you can bake bread for dinner at the same time.

Fiesta Sweet Potato Soup

7 October 2020

A black bean puree is mixed with chunky sweet potatoes and kissed with some lime at the end. A mixture of Mexican flavors that will have you coming back for more.

Turkey Meatball and Vegetable Stew

21 September 2020

The flavor and color of fresh vegetables and herbs abound in this stew. Make the meatballs first, and let them firm up in the refrigerator while you chop the veggies for the stew. Serve on its own, with hot biscuits, or over mashed potatoes or noodles, whichever your family prefers. Satisfying, but light, I hope it’s a keeper for you!