Barley Vegetable Soup

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in Entrees, Make ahead, Personal chef favorite, Recipes, Soup | Comments Off on Barley Vegetable Soup

Barley Vegetable Soup

If you are anything like me, the holidays sneak up before you know it. Not long after handing out the last of the Halloween candy, a turkey is roasting in the oven for Thanksgiving and cutting down a Christmas tree is not far behind. Now is the time to fill the freezer with a few meals to ease in dinner preparation during the hustle and bustle of the season.    Soups are one of my go-to freezer meals.  It’s easy to make a big pot of piping hot soup loaded with fresh produce.  Let the soup cool and then tuck...

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Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Beef, Entrees, Gluten Free, Make ahead, Personal chef favorite, Recipes, Soup | Comments Off on Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup

St. Patrick’s Day is a high holy day in our house.  We have always celebrated the Irish holiday with a traditional boiled corned beef and cabbage dinner around the kitchen table.  A desire to shake up how I was going to prepare the Irish feast this year lead me to tweak my recipe.  I enlisted a tried and true kitchen appliance to do most of the work for my Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup. Even though corned beef and cabbage is synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day, it is more of an American meal than...

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Pasta e Fagioli

Posted by on Dec 6, 2015 in Appetizers, Entrees, Make ahead, Pasta, Personal chef favorite, Pork, Recipes, Soup | Comments Off on Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e Fagioli

It is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season. The short days mean hurrying to make the most of the day. Decorating the home for the holidays, visiting with family and friends, and shopping for gifts all while still keeping up with the daily activities of work and school can be overwhelming. Preparing a meal or two in advance makes dinnertime a no stress affair. I like to have a couple quarts of a hearty soup such as Pasta e Fagioli on hand. That way I know a delicious dinner for my family...

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Italian Chicken and Artichoke Soup

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Chicken, Entrees, Gluten Free, Make ahead, Personal chef favorite, Recipes, Soup | Comments Off on Italian Chicken and Artichoke Soup

Italian Chicken and Artichoke Soup

With the start of a new year comes the renewed commitment to healthy living and eating. But when preparing nutritious meals becomes a chore, resolutions of sticking to a healthy diet are soon tossed aside. Make an extra-large pot of Italian Chicken, Artichoke and Bean Soup.  There will be enough for dinner tonight with plenty of leftovers to store in the freezer for a quick to reheat wholesome dinner in the future.  The low fat, high fiber and protein soup is packed with cancer fighting antioxidants, vitamins...

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Lasagna Soup

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in Recipes, Soup | Comments Off on Lasagna Soup

Lasagna Soup

With some of the coldest days and nights of winter still ahead, a warm bowl of soup is the perfect meal. Lasagna Soup is loaded with Italian sausage, diced tomatoes, red peppers, lasagna noodles and seasoned with an Italian spice blend, including oregano, garlic, thyme, rosemary and basil. Put this hearty soup at the top of your new recipes to try in 2013. The beginning of a new year usually brings resolutions of healthier eating. By substituting Italian turkey sausage for traditional pork Italian sausage, 25...

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Italian Chicken and Artichoke Soup

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in Make ahead, Personal chef favorite, Recipes, Soup | Comments Off on Italian Chicken and Artichoke Soup

Italian Chicken and Artichoke Soup

Hurrican Sandy is bearing down on the East coast.  Soup is the order of the day as the wind has picked up and the rain is pelting the windows.  It is not too much work to make your own soup as the chopping is the most time-consuming portion of the recipe. I was scanning the Internet for a new soup to make, and I came across one that looked a little different. Italian Chicken and Artichoke Soup sounded like something a majority of our family members would like. After a few changes, I think I have found a new...

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