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…

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Soup


Breathe. Breathe. This is the mantra I keep repeating to myself all day. We are trying to keep things super simple right now. It seems that every year the schools, lessons, and classes try to pack more and more into May and the first week in June. Every class seems to have a recital or…

Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Soup


Not having power, even for one day, has really thrown my week off. We ended going out to dinner on Tuesday because I couldn’t prepare anything and I wouldn’t let anyone open the freezer or the refrigerator. Noodles & Co. for dinner! But, I need to use up the rest of the vegetables leftover from…

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup


So, dinner the other night was at 9:30 pm. Yes, really. The picture above isn’t pretty but this was my bowl of soup at 9:30 pm! My son had play rehearsal until 5:30 pm and needed to be at the high school for his orchestra concert at 6:00 pm. He ate a snack while I…

Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Chowder


Things are crazy in our house right now. My meal planning has gone down hill but I am getting it back together. Generally I have a month plan to follow with a few extra dishes on the side for nights I really don’t want to cook or something comes up that I just need that…

Meatball Ravioli Soup (aka Stone Soup)


Both of my children loved the story “Stone Soup” when they were little. It is a story about making the most delicious soup from nothing more than water and a stone.  The man convinces everyone in the town to bring whatever they have to add to the soup and in the end he ends up…

Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup


Here is a repeat posting of one of our most favorite hearty slow cooker soups. Has great lasagna flavor without all the fuss! Enjoy! With the weather still below 0 in the mornings every day sounds like a great soup or stew day lately.  I have found a bunch of tasty sounding soups and stews…

Slow Cooker Turkey and Wild Rice Soup and a Thank you


Thank you to all of you for the kind words and thoughts yesterday on my post President Trump (click for link to post). Last night the chin came up and the resolve kicked in. I don’t like it, I will work to change it. That is what I want from my kids. Resiliency. If you…

Smoked Sausage and Bean Slow Cooker Soup


Another slow cooker day! I am trying to get my freezer cleaned out again this month as two weekends away and one birthday already this month have put a dent in our cash flow.  Tonight is my daughter’s birthday party and next week is her actual birthday. So, we are trying to limit our spending…

Slow Cooker Potato and Ham Chowder


So, we had Ham the other night with our Sweet Potato and White Potato Gratin (click for link to recipe). I had plenty of leftovers as ham was on sale before Christmas and I made sure to pick up a 15 lb. spiral cut one on sale. When I make my menus I try to plan nights…

Simple Sausage Soup


I realize with all the sweet treats and appetizers I have been posting I am a bit behind on my dinner postings. I am saving them up for when I am taking a break during Christmas vacation. With all the cookies and treats I have been posting I realized this morning that I have only…

Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Bisque


This past weekend was our one weekend home for the month. It means we try to cram everything we want to do at home into one weekend. We pounded chicken down, poached a few breasts for casseroles and cut others into tenders all for freezing. Then there is the house cleaning. The one billion and…