Italian Tomato Soup with Orzo and Spinach

The Kid doesn’t often ask for special things for dinner so when she sends me a recipe idea to try, I typically jump right on it… LOL, since it involves The Kid and food, time estimation = 5 seconds. Give or take, of course. 😉 In all seriousness, I do get quite excited when she […]

Guinness Beef Stew

I’ve been on a cleaning mission around the house. Or more accurately a cleaning out mission. If I haven’t used it in a while, out it goes to be donated because clearly I don’t need it. It’s amazing all the stuff you buy thinking you have to have it, but then realize later that it […]

Chili with Beans – Mole Style

Have you ever tried mole sauce on Mexican dishes? What is mole sauce, you ask? Like many things, there are several variations depending on the country and culture. It’s usually a red or brown sauce that’s used in meat dishes, and it’s got lots of spice from ingredients like cumin, chilis, cinnamon, and usually chocolate. You […]

Dairy Free Broccoli Cheddar Soup

The Kid works at a deli, and they have subs, salads, flatbread pizzas, and soups. LOL, for the first time in her life, The Kid is making things with sliced cheese, shredded cheese, cheese toppings… with gloves on of course. It’s just ironic that the one with the life threatening dairy allergy is actually working […]

Lemon Ginger Chicken Soup with Brown Rice

I admit it. As committed as I am to the gym, the continued hot weather we’ve had lately has made even me question the dedication needed to leave the house. This weekend the temps are supposed plummet here in Texas, and I can’t wait. Colder weather means pumpkin spice but also warm soups for dinner. […]