Soups & Salads

Homemade Chicken and Dumplings - the ultimate in comfort food

Homemade Chicken and Dumplings

I don’t know…just please give this a go, serve it to someone you really love.   And be happy.   This really may be…

Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo

Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo

N’Orleans at it’s best.  This is just so good, and can be easily adapted to your favorite tastes…try other types of fish, sausage, veggies…or…

Braised Escarole with Cannellini Beans

Braised Escarole with Cannellini Beans

Serve this traditional Italian dish as an amazing salad to start a meal or as a wonderful side dish.  The warmth and flavor combination…

Mixed Green Salad with Gorgonzola, Walnuts, Apple, Cranberries and Pine Nuts

Mixed Green Salad with Gorgonzola

This mixed green salad with Gorgonzola, pancetta, walnuts, apple, cranberries and pine nuts, in a wonderful balsamic vinaigrette is the perfect start to a…

Rustic Tuscan Lentil Soup

Rustic Tuscan Lentil Soup

Cold out?  Need something to really warm your cockles? (does anyone really know where one’s cockles are located?).  Well, this soup does the trick….

finished clam chowder

Classic New England Clam Chowder

Classic New England Chowder   Okay, I’m a Texan boy…but I’ve been living in the Northeast U.S. for over 20 years now.   My cousin,…

White chile with roasted tomatillos, chicken and white beans

White Chili with Roasted Tomatillos and Chicken

I honestly don’t remember where I got this recipe, but I’ve been making it for years and it so good, especially on a cold…

cream of broccoli soup

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Slow-cooking the vegetables, pureeing them, and then adding in the super silky voulte sauce sends this soup through the roof.  In a word: AMAZING!…