Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli


This soup is more stew like than soup. Part of my family are not fans of soups for dinner. It is a texture issue. They want to chew their meal. So, this is a bit of a compromise. This hearty “soup” is a cousin to minestrone. Thicker than minestrone and with lots of beans and…

Classic French Onion Soup


Sunset is getting earlier and earlier. The nights are getting cold with lots of wind. It is a perfect night for warm soup and crispy bread. The comfort of French onion soup with lots of flavorful cheese melted on top. We tend to eat more soup and bread this time of year. I think because…

5 Soups and Sandwiches for Delicious Dinners


Slow Cooker Hot Italian Sandwich (click for link to recipe) Cook a sandwich in a slow cooker? Yes, you can! This is not a meal you can leave all day but want to have a warm lunch or dinner and need it in a few hours? Wrap you sandwich and put it in the slow…

5 Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Days


Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Soup (click for link to recipe) I love soup for dinner. A warm loaf of crusty bread for dipping and a side salad can make a delicious simple meal. The flavors of this soup are amazing! The warm soup and bread are perfect on a fall night! Slow Cooker Bolognese (click…

Sausage Meatball and Orzo Soup


We generally have soup for dinner at least once a week or once every other week with a nice crusty loaf of bread and a salad. Soup is so easy to make and the family loves the leftovers for lunch the next day. It is super easy to double the recipe and make enough to…

Beef Barley Soup Slow Cooker


The cold has returned to Michigan. Not much snow here other than the banks around the driveways and one the roadsides. I can actually see grass on my front lawn in February? That is pretty much unheard of. I do know that if things follow the usual path we will have at least 2 more…

Roasted Turkey Soup


It is coming to that time of year when colds and flu are going to be everywhere. I love having a big batch of soup on hand in the freezer to pull out on those days when my family is starting to feel a little yucky. This soup freezes well, tastes and smells amazing when…

Slow Cooker Beer Cheese Soup


It is Octoberfest time and Slow Cooker Beer Cheese Soup is a great addition to your menu to help celebrate. This is also great to serve at a football party and for a simple meal on a busy night. It is flavorful and simple to make. Verdict:. This is a family favorite. With a loaf…

Ham & Potato Cheddar Chowder


I love soup. It just warms me inside. If I have to pick a side I will choose a soup, especially a chowder or stew. I love the textures and flavor of just about any soup. Especially with warm bread and butter to dip in the bowl. Yummmm. We have a Zoup and Panera Bread…

Italian Sausage Stew


Confession time. I still have my Christmas tree up. We decided in January we were going to leave it up all year. We love looking at the lights at night. We don’t light it every night but decided to decorate if for the holidays. I just ordered some green lights for St. Patrick’s Day. Which…

Middle Eastern Chicken Soup


We had a bit of an ice storm yesterday afternoon. I went to my car about 2 pm and it was enclosed in a nice coating of ice and the sidewalks and roads were smooth ice.  So, I cancelled both of my meetings and we all had a nice night in. I’m so glad my…

Italian Tortellini Soup with Sausage


We needed something quick and easy to make with our Italian sausage. I love sausage but get tired of peppers and onions or pasta sauce with Italian sausage. I ended up making a loaf of herbed bread in the bread maker and thought that soup would be perfect to go with it. Verdict:  This was…