Soup

Your New Favorite Taco Soup

When the fall and winter months roll around, people inevitably start searching our blog archives for the same things. Obviously pumpkin, pumpkin and more pumpkin, but also butternut squash and apple recipes. But you know what else we know you’re going crazy for? Soup. With the advent of sweater weather, you—just like us—yearn for hearty, warm pots of soup, including taco soup, simmering away on the stove. There’s something about it that’s just as comforting for the soul as it is for your taste buds. In fact, a good soup is often my go-to when I take dinner to a friend or neighbor. It’s so easy to turn it into a meal by pairing it with a simple salad and a good loaf of bread. Continue reading

5 Big-Batch Soups to Make Your Life Easier

A bowl of soothing, steaming soup could be the perfect comfort food—but personally, I get the most comfort when they’re frozen solid and neatly arranged in my freezer. (Anyone else inventory their freezer meals for stress relief? No? OK, never mind…) Seriously, there’s something about the knowledge that no matter what life throws at me (sick kiddos, late nights at work, whatever), I can pull a batch of my favorite soup out of the freezer, toss that sucker in the microwave and nobody goes hungry. Nothing beats that peace of mind.

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A Warm & Hearty Mealtime Favorite: Cheesy Three-Bean Chili

Just like that, the holidays have come and gone. My family and I had such a wonderful time this holiday season. We were able to get together more than we have in years past. We even got to go on our annual snow and ski vacation. Since we live in Florida, snow is a treat for us. We spend almost the entire vacation playing in the snow, from early morning until late in the evening. We ski, sled, tube and of course, have snowball fights! Continue reading

An Amazing Way to Get Back on Track: Vegetable-Packed White Bean & Greens Soup

The holiday cheer is over. We’ve celebrated the season, raised our glasses of nog and rung in the New Year with gusto. Now that January is here, it’s time to get my eating habits back on track. For this I turn to flavorful, vegetable-packed soup recipes, which is something my mother always loved making. Continue reading