How to Make Slow Cooker Bacon-Topped Corn Chowder

This shop/post has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #ServeWithACoke #CollectiveBias I always look forward to Christmas Eve. Santa is gearing up for a long night, but I’m getting ready to wind down. All the shopping is done, the gifts are wrapped and now it’s time to […]

Gazpacho Shooters & Grilled Shrimp Skewers

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SwansonSummer #CollectiveBias Whenever my husband and I have a date night at home, I like to go beyond the ordinary and spice things up a bit by serving appetizers before the special meal.  I don’t like slaving over the […]

Stan’s Oyster Stew

My mom and brother, Stan, are without a doubt, the greatest cooks in the world when it comes to all things seafood.  I’ve never had anything seafood related in a restaurant that came close to their expertise, and I’ve sampled quite a bit. I’ve had Stan’s oysters every way imaginable – steamed, raw, baked, etc. […]

My Top 5 Soup Recipes

Cool weather begs for warm and comforting soups and stews.  I would dare say that eating a bowl of  soup is one of my favorite things to eat in the fall and winter.  Honestly, I eat soup year round, but a cold, rainy day cries out for a bowl full. Most soups are very easy […]

Springtime in Paris Luncheon + Chilled Strawberry Soup

Chilled Strawberry Soup is one of my favorite soups, especially in the spring and summer and it’s so, so easy to make!  If you’ve never had it, you must try it.  It’s sort of like a strawberry milkshake in a bowl. Sometimes, I just want to act the fool and turn that bowl up and […]

Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli

Once the Christmas season is over, I’m pretty much tired of all the rich, heavy foods that we seem to eat only during the holidays. And, because any type of bean soup is way up on the list of my very favorite foods, I like to throw the ingredients for my Pasta e Fagioli into […]

Grandma Fisher’s Brunswick Stew & Pink Cloud Salad

National Grandparents Day is Sunday, Sept. 8.  I’m so glad that grandparents have their own special day, but to me, every day is grandparents day! My grandparents are all deceased, but that doesn’t stop the precious memories from flooding my mind.  If I taste a certain food or hear a special song that reminds me […]

Chilled Strawberry Soup

Chilled Strawberry Soup is one of my favorite soups, especially in the spring and summer and it’s so, so easy to make!  If you’ve never had it, you must try it.  It’s sort of like a strawberry milkshake in a bowl. Sometimes, I just want to act the fool and turn that bowl up and […]

Meatless Soups & Stews & Low-Fat, Too!

Winter cries out for comforting soups and stews!  These meatless soups & stews are fun, flavorful, and full of fiber, but low in fat. A win-win situation for all!  And you can eat more knowing how good they are for you! 🙂 Kickin’ Cream of Cauliflower 2 T olive oil 1 small onion, diced 2 […]

Quick & Easy Baked Potato Soup

Note:  This Quick & Easy Baked Potato Soup is a throwback recipe from last winter, but it’s good all year long! The weather outside is frightful and this is my go-to soup when I’m in a hurry, when it’s cold outside, or just plain anytime.  It’s comfort in a bowl. My recipe for quick & […]