Onion and Pancetta Soup

Ingredients: 4 ounces pancetta slices, rinds removed, roughly chopped [I used exactly what the recipe called for and I believe after eating it – it should be doubled.] 2 tablespoons olive oil [I used EVOO] 1 tablespoon butter 5 1/2 cups finely sliced onions 2 teaspoons sugar about 1 1/14 quarts chicken stock 2 1/2 cups peeled…

Pasta and Chick-Pea Soup

Ingredients: 4 tablespoons olive oil [I used EVOO] 2 carrots, minced [I used four small farm fresh carrots, from the Farmer’s Market] 1 onion [I used a green onion] 2 celery stalks, finely chopped [I used the center of a bunch, it was going to go bad so it all was tossed in] [3 cloves…

Squash, Bacon, and Swiss Cheese Soup

Ingredients: 2 pounds of butternut squash [I used 24 oz because that is all I had on hand] 8 ounces smoked slab bacon [I used 12 oz] 1 tablespoon oil [I used EVOO] 1 1/2 cups roughly chopped onions [I used two green onions] 2 garlic cloves, crushed [I used 3 green cloves, crushed] 2…

Adoption?….

I have seen a few sites on adoption but I was wondering about folks who have adopted from overseas (not a US adoption)… anyone have advice, information, tools they used

Epic Fail: Irish Stew

This was a train wreck for two years…. #1:  The instructions call for one pound of ground beef and 5 pounds of taters… a little too much of a break.  But the big ta-do was over the amount of water, it said to keep adding it, well how and when do you determine how much…

Seafood and Sausage Gumbo

Ingredients 3 pounds raw shrimp in shell [I used 3.5 pounds frozen, with only the end tail part on] 1 1/2 quarts water [I added 2 cups of seafood stock to this, see notes as to why] 4 onions, 2 of them quartered 4 bay leaves [I used three because I missed where it told…

Definitions… Chowder, Soup or Stew

Chowder: A thick chunky soup typically made with seafood and vegetables. The name is derived from the French world chaudiere which is a caldron used by fisherman to make their fresh fish stews. Clam chowder is probably the most common chowder in the U.S. but chowders may simply be any soup with a rich base…

Epic Fail: Clam Chowder

I tried the recipe. I did not like how their directions read but I had never made a clam chowder before. This chowder came out horrible.  I will try it again with the modification that I thought of AFTER I had ruined it by following their directions.

Fresh Tomato and Bean Soup

Ingredients: 2 pounds ripe plum tomatoes [I had just under two pounds.  I had bought them for another recipe and forgot I had them, oops] 2 Tablespoons olive oil [Of course I used EVOO] 2 cups roughly chopped onions [I used two green onions so fresh they still had the dirt on them and two…

Favorite Food

And on another note if you have a favorite food or a few I can always toss up a recipe or two including your favorites.

Allergies

For those of you following my soup recipes… If you have allergies to certain foods by all means tell me what they are and I can work on making soups or posting recipes which avoid those foods. ~Heather

Corn and Scallop Chowder

Ingredients: 2 corn cobs or generous 1 cup frozen or canned corn kernels [I used frozen corn] 2 1/2 cups milk [I used Lactaid milk] 1 Tablespoon butter or margarine [I used butter] 1 small leek or onion, chopped [I used a small onion] 1/4 cpu finely chopped smoked bacon 1 small garlic clove, crushed…