Easy Turkey Tortilla Soup

A fantastic way to turn those Thanksgiving leftovers into a family meal everyone will love.  Turkey Tortilla Soup is easy to make and is loaded with southwestern flavors.  Adjust the seasonings to make it as spicy or mild as you want. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  Everyone in the US, that is.  To all my International friends....Happy Thursday. :-)  Landon has been asking for weeks how many sleeps are left until Thanksgiving....well, I'm thankful that the day has finally arrived so that I … [Read more...]

Italian Sausage Soup with White Beans and Spinach

The easiest and most flavorful weeknight dinner ever, this Italian Sausage Soup with White Beans and Spinach is on the table in less than 30 minutes using a few pantry staples.  Healthy and hearty, this one is on regular rotation at my house. Happy Friday, everyone!  I hope you all had a great week and are ready for the weekend.  To be honest, this week just flew on by...like at warp speed.  I could barely keep up, which is odd because I was home working every single day.  I made another … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Creamy, rich, hearty Loaded Baked Potato Soup is simmered all day long in the slow cooker.  Easy to throw together in the morning for easy meals during the week.  Top with crumbled bacon, chopped scallions and shredded cheese for the ultimate cold-weather dinner. Hey friends!  I'm out in Kansas City right now hanging out with some pretty amazing bloggers learning all sorts of bloggy stuff and watching the town go wild after the Royals latest win.  It's a really cool city and I'll share … [Read more...]

Smoked Cheddar and Pumpkin Beer Soup

Creamy, smoky cheddar cheese and harvest-spiced pumpkin ale are combined to create a warm, comforting bowl of fall flavor.  Smoked Cheddar and Pumpkin Beer Soup is rich, velvety and like nothing else you've ever spooned into your mouth.  This is comfort food for your soul. I just let the dog out and there's a crispness to the air this morning.  One that only comes with fall.  Not quite "cold" but definitely not a summer morning, it's chilly.  But later today, I'll sweat in the bulky … [Read more...]

Easy Seafood Cioppino

Loaded with fresh seafood and swimming in a mildly spicy tomato broth, Easy Seafood Cioppino is healthy meal that's easy to prepare.  A perfect alternative to a calorie laden chowder and ready in under 30 minutes. How's everyone's summer so far?  Hopefully it's as fun as mine and everyone has their toes in the sand pretty regularly.  I've been hopping back and forth between the suburbs and the shore for most of the season with frequent visits to all the farm stands in between.  It's my … [Read more...]

Chilled Strawberry Soup #BrunchWeek

Inspired by the version served at the majestic Grand Floridian Hotel in Disney, this Chilled Strawberry Soup is a little lighter but tastes even better than the original.  Easy to make in just a few minutes, you'll be whipping it up all summer long! Let's talk about Walt Disney World for a moment.  I absolutely love it there.  It is the happiest place on earth.  At least the memories you keep are always that it's the happiest place on earth.  While you're there, it's fun...and … [Read more...]

Cheesy Baked Tomato Bisque

A blanket of melted, crusty cheese covers a creamy, velvety smooth tomato bisque worthy of entertaining.  Easy enough to make in just under 30 minutes, Cheesy Baked Tomato Bisque could also be added to the list of family favorites for weeknight dinners. Creamy soups are my absolute favorite thing on the planet.  I know for a fact that they're not, in any way, healthy when you order them in a restaurant.  And sometimes they're not so healthy when you order them at my house. :-)  But … [Read more...]

Easy Lobster Bisque

Rich and decadent, Lobster Bisque is the perfect way to celebrate this Valentine’s Day.  Easy to make and inexpensive, your special someone will think you spent hours in the kitchen.  Lobster is fancy pants.  It is.  If someone serves you lobster, in any form, you tend to gasp a little.  Even if it’s just an internal gasp but it’s there.  You’re a little impressed.  Unless you’re allergic to shellfish then your gasp has a completely different meaning.  But other than the fact that your … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Split Pea with Ham Soup

Comfort food at it's best, this healthy, veggie packed Split Pea with Ham Soup recipe is simmered all day in the slow cooker.  A great dinner for a cold winter's day and perfect for those of us trying to get a little healthy in the upcoming New Year. It's over.  Christmas is over.  I definitely have the post holiday blues, all the planning and decorating is irrelevant now.  All the gifts have been given and unwrapped and played with or worn.  It's hard to believe how fast it went by.  Now … [Read more...]

Chicken and Butternut Noodle Soup (And a trip to the ALDI Test Kitchen)

A low-carb option to help keep things a little healthier during the holiday season. Butternut squash noodles replace traditional noodles in this fall spiced chicken soup. Hearty and filling, a new kind of comfort food. Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by ALDI markets. However, all opinions and statements are my own. If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, you already had a little peek into what I learned on my trip to the ALDI test kitchen in Chicago. It was a whirlwind trip to … [Read more...]