Creamy loaded potato soup

Ahhh, this soup. This soup has turned my, “soups are not a main course!” husband into a, “Hey, I could do that creamy potato soup in bread bowls for dinner,” kind of guy. It’s thick and creamy, filling and comforting.

One day my husband stopped at a little gas station to get […]

Ham Bone & Bean Soup

One of our favorite ways to get the most from our hams is to make a ham bone and bean soup once we have baked the ham. I include all the bits of meat left on the bone and include some leftover ham as well. If I can’t get to making soup right away, we […]

Venison Bourguignon

Normally I like a hearty stew and this one fits the bill – but it’s so much more than “just” another stew. This one has a bit of work involved before you can put it in a pot and forget about it for a while. But all of that work just adds one layer of […]

Irish Chicken Stew

When you think of ‘stew’ most times your mind often thinks about red meat stews, but don’t forget about chicken! This is a hearty, tasty stew that will warm you up and keep you full for hours.


For the chicken

1/2 tsp kosher salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1/8 tsp […]

Venison Barley Soup

After canning venison, I noticed one of the jars didn’t seal. Today I added a little of this and a little of that and put together a fantastic barley soup to use that quart of venison. I used some home canned veggies from the basement for this soup but you could always […]

Chicken and Dumplings

This is great comfort food. The soup turns into a gravy as you cook the dumplings and the chicken shreds apart and the whole dish turns into this hot, stick-to-your-ribs gravy goodness that warms any winter day.

If you want to make this dish look pretty, you could roll the dough out […]

Carrot Soup

This carrot soup is filling, nutritious and so delicious. It could easily become a comfort food for us. I made this on the stove, although I bet you could cook the carrots in the crockpot, then blend and finish it when it’s done (there are only a few minutes of prep once […]

Tomato Soup

This closely mimics the taste of a certain storebought canned tomato sauce that many people grow up eating. Sometimes I just crave a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup with macaroni. I am not pleased with the ingredients in the canned soups and this isn’t too hard to whip up on my own.



Loaded Potato Soup (using leftover mashed)

This is a quick, tasty soup that comes together easily using leftover mashed potatoes.


2 tb butter 2 tb flour 2c milk 1/4 c cheddar cheese, shredded 1c leftover mashed potatoes 2 tb sour cream Salt and pepper to taste Additional toppings to include crispy bacon bits, chives, additional cheese, minced onion, etc.



Mom’s Beef Stew

When I think of beef stew,this is what I crave. I don’t often buy beef for stew meat, so we don’t eat this too much, but that helps to keep this meal a special one. I remember my mom making this when I was a kid, and I was so happy to have her recipe […]