Grandma’s Clam Chowder

Have I ever told you about my Grandparents?  I had four amazing ones that I grew up spending the summers with.  So much of my childhood and who I am is wrapped up in them. I told you about Gigi here.  She is an amazing woman, I can only hope to learn to give like…

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Tom Douglas’ Creamy Tomato Soup

Do you have a comfort food?  For me its always soup.  Gumbo when I’m sick, chili when I’m cold.  Tomato Soup cheers me up.  It seems like a bright, happy food to me.  Pair it with a smoky grilled cheese sandwich with basil, and I’m a new woman. So, when I heard an interview with…

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Rich and Hearty Cauliflower Soup

I am a total sucker for any type of soup.  When the weather starts to get even the tiniest hint of frost, I’ve got my dutch oven out, and soup is on the menu. My go to soups are gumbo, chili, red lentil, chicken noodle, and roasted squash.  I  might just have to add this to…

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Roasted Winter Squash Soup

Last week I wrote about winter veggies (Yes, there are some!).  We try to eat somewhat seasonally.  But frankly, its hard in the winter and late fall when most of the fruit and sweeter veggies are gone.  I tend to go towards roasting everything (check out last weeks post for some tips on roasting winter…

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Wow Your Friends With Homemade Croutons

There are a few things that are crazy easy, but make you look like a star in the kitchen. Croutons are one of them.  Others?  Making your own salad dressing, butter, popsicles, or drinks.  All of them take just minutes, but look like Martha was there helping. And the best part is, they start out with stale…

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