Category Soup

Instant Pot Butternut Squash and Leek Soup

Hi Everyone! It has been a busy winter over here, that has kept me super busy. I’ve been making many recipes from the blog but haven’t had the time to experiment and come up with as many new ones as usual.  Some of my favorites that I’ve been making are these spicy quick pickled radishes, […]

Curried Butternut Soup

It’s Thanksgiving season, and this is the perfect soup to serve as a starter to that meal!  Last weekend we held our 9th annual Friends Thanksgiving, trekking up to Vermont for a long weekend of snacking, drinking, and enjoying a collaborative feast.  When we weren’t eating we were playing taboo, reading each other trivial pursuit […]

Chicken Couscous Soup with Turmeric

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen my haiku: Rainy day outside Home sick with a flu-like cold Must eat chicken soup! My energy is low and my appetite is minimal, but there is nothing better than chicken noodle soup to make you feel better when you are home sick.   This soup […]

Black Bean, Corn, and Turkey Chili [Instant Pot]

This past week my husband and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary! It has become our tradition (as I noted in this post last year) to treat ourselves to a nice dinner at a place we haven’t yet tried.  This year we went to a restaurant called Little Donkey in Cambridge, MA which blew us […]

Curried Carrot Soup

Creative cooking has slowed down in these here parts with the puppy taking up much of our energy.  The house is a mess and our dinners are simple, but the little guy sure does provide us with energy and excitement.       It was a longer winter this year. One where the darkness felt […]

Split Pea Soup with Potato

  Today is our final morning at our family’s Vermont retreat.  Somehow time up here finds a beautiful way of standing still.  Maybe it’s the fact that there is no TV and we spend full days together, reading, playing games, laughing, and grazing.  Maybe it’s the fact that that there is no ‘agenda’ for several […]

Baba’s Borscht

Christmas is a time when we make many of my grandmother’s (Baba) recipes as explained by the story that I wrote in this post about her homemade pirohi. Typically for this weekend we prepare a European Cream of Barley Soup which is a soup filled with leeks, carrots, celery and barley swimming in a thin […]

Make-Ahead Minestrone Soup

I’ve written before about how important it is to me to cook for friends during times of need and the gratitude I hold for those that supported me in this way after mom died.  Unfortunately we are in this position again as we mourn the loss of our beloved Q’s father.  While nothing cures the […]

Every Veggie & Tomato Soup

After a marathon day of meal prep this past weekend, our freezer is now full. Well – my friend’s freezer that is.  In about a week she will be having her first baby (!!) and so a few of us spent the day putting together small meals that they can pull out of the freezer […]

White Chicken Chili

Last night we hosted Wednesday friend dinner and my risk of cooking a new dish paid off! Every drop of chili was gone after the 6 of us enjoyed this hearty meal.   I’ve been looking for a reason to cook The Pioneer Woman’s White Chili for some time and I chose it last night […]