Gazpacho

What, pray tell, is more refreshing on a hot summer day than a bowl of gazpacho? The Spanish no-cook dish is perfect for summertime when tomatoes are in season and you can’t be bothered to heat the house with the oven. It’s common to use soaked, leftover bread as an ingredient blended into gazpacho but…

Chicken Tortilla Soup

You know those blogs where everything is perfectly staged and every day is a photoshoot but when you actually read the recipe, it’s just how to make store bought hot chocolate? This is not that kind of website. What I lack in photography skills, I make up for with awesome from scratch recipes. Like this…

Chilled Cucumber Soup

I could not love this recipe any more. I spent years whipping up variations of chilled cucumber soup and this is hand’s down my favorite. Creamy and flavorful with crispy cherrywood smoked bacon, this is really everything I want in a summer dinner! This is an especially great recipe for summer entertaining because you make…

Seafood Chowder with Mussels

The only thing better than a Sunday is a rainy Sunday. Those close to me know to drop by my house when it’s raining. I get into so much trouble in my kitchen on rainy days! This weekend I had a craving for seafood chowder. Here’s what I came up with. This is not a…

2015 Wrap Up

I’m a bit sad about saying goodbye to 2015. It’s been quite possibly my favorite year to date and you all have been a big part of that! Thank you for letting me into your home, garden, and travel plans. It has truly been  my pleasure! Without further adieu, here is 2015 in a nutshell:…

Rustic Potato Carrot Soup

It’s been a freezing week in Dallas-Fort Worth and sometimes a girl’s just gotta warm up with some soup! I couldn’t find what I was looking for in any of the many cookbooks on my shelves so I decided to come up with my own. This soup is delightfully creamy without ANY cream or milk…

Chicken Noodle Soup

I’ve been sick all weekend and had no soup at my house. Luckily, I always have the necessary ingredients for chicken noodle soup! Here’s what I did yesterday: Chicken Noodle Soup 1 c. diced celery 1 c. diced onion 1 c. diced carrots 3-5 sprigs fresh thyme 2 quarts chicken broth, homemade or otherwise (I…