One thing is pretty clear. My massive sweet tooth has definitely taken over this site. When I started out blogging I had no idea where this journey would take me. Everyone around me could have predicted the outcome since I’m pretty much known for my desserts by our family and friends. I was clearly in denial – not because I don’t like baking and creating sweet treats or being known for them, but because I like cooking just as much. Don’t worry, desserts and sweet delights will continue to take center stage with savory bites here and there, but today I needed to bring you this fabulous soup. Another thing I adore to make, especially during the colder months, is soup. I love soup and can’t think of anything more comforting than a warm bowl of deliciousness with a crusty piece of bread on the side.
Minnesota is known for Wild Rice. Pretty much everyone here has their own version of Wild Rice Soup and it’s a huge favorite in our house as well. It’s hearty, filled with wholesome grains and super creamy (even without the addition of dairy). I added bacon because, well, do I really need an explanation? Everything is better with bacon and that statement holds definitely true for this soup. It’s perfect!
I have yet to meet someone that doesn’t love this soup. It is so family-friendly and appealing to small and great alike. Continue reading →
In preparation of tomorrow’s blog post I decided to show you exactly how I make my own Cream of Condensed Soup. I stopped using the store-bought kind about two years ago and have not looked back since. It’s a win win in our house on so many levels. My recipe has only 4 ingredients and takes almost no time to make. It is so versatile and can produce any condensed soup you’re in need of celery, chicken, mushroom, tomato and the list goes on and on. We will be using a “can” of condensed cream of chicken soup in tomorrow’s recipe, which is what I made here.
You won’t need to keep various cans stocked in your pantry anymore and you’ll definitely be saving some money. I did the math and figured out that the homemade version comes to about 88 cents per can, which is almost half the price of the one you can purchase at the store. Another reason why I make my own condensed soup is that my husband is lactose intolerant which I have mentioned in previous posts. I use almond milk instead of regular milk to produce creamy yet lactose-free dishes for my husband to enjoy. It works like a charm! Feel free to customize the recipe to your dietary needs. Continue reading →
What’s for dinner? Even though I write a food blog and have food on my mind probably more than the average person, I can’t escape the daily question about our evening meal. You would think that it would be easy for me to throw anything together and to come up with something rather quickly… well, think again. While most of the previous statement is correct, food menu planning and making sure that dinner is ready once 6 o’clock hits is equally a challenge to me as to most cooks in America. This is exactly why I love making soup. In a short period of time, you can throw together a meal that takes only one pot to prepare, it is filling and the perfect vehicle to sneak in extra vegetables, and it is the gift that keeps on giving. To me, soup tends to taste better on the second day than it did on the first. The flavors had some time to develop and make for an even more satisfying and well-rounded meal. This is where Chicken & Gnocchi Soup comes into play.
Football Season is finally here. Yay! When we woke up yesterday (Sunday) morning, we could hardly wait until kickoff. Promptly at 3:25 with our jerseys on and fantasy football apps open, we were ready to cheer on the Green Bay Packers. Go, Pack, Go! It was a pretty heated game and even though we lost, it gave us a great taste of what’s to come for the rest of the season; it also reminded me of Homemade Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons. I had seen variations of tomato soup with these cute croutons all over Pinterest a couple months back and I couldn’t wait to make it myself. Tomato Soup also happens to be my favorite soup of all time. So you better believe this one will tickle your taste buds.