All posts filed under: Soup

Crockpot White Chicken Chile

I know this recipe has to be excellente as written, but today I tweaked a few things. I used ingredients I had on hand. In the process I think my version is a tad lighter in calories. Maybe just a tad tho. 😉 Lol Oh well. Here’s the recipe as seen on Pinterest… My way is really good too. Okay, so I only changed… used one can black beans instead of 2 cans white beans. Instead of the cream cheese and half and half I used 1/4 cup heavy cream and 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt. I adjusted the seasonings at the end, added a little garlic powder, a pinch extra dried oregano and a tad more salt. I cooked my soup a total of 3 1/2 hours. Condiments, a must… use store bought salad topping chips, chopped avocado, fresh chopped cilantro and chopped green onions.

Split Pea (Soup) For Me!

I was looking for a way to use up some leftover ham and a ham bone, split pea soup with chopped ham it is! I came across this great recipe on Pinterest. Naturally I added my own this and thats… but Uncle Bill 😉 you sure already have a winning recipe here! Here is how I changed things up, I used 4 cups beef broth (no bouillon cubes) and 4 cups water I added only 1 chopped onion I used 1/2 tsp dried thyme At end of cooking time I added in 1 cup of cooked chopped ham After following the original recipe for pre cooking peas, and all ingredients were added I simmered the soup for only 35 minutes. I left the soup chunky but it can certainly be smoothed out a bit. I just liked the look of the chopped vegis and ham in the soup. This soup has great flavor! I topped my bowl of soup with croutons. My husband stayed the purist. Second day soup is so very yummy, I …

Roast Broccoli and Cheddar Soup 

Ingredients…. 1 head brocoli 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1/2 tsp garlic powder Salt and pepper 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 4 cups chicken broth 1 tsp onion powder 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp thyme 1/4 cup butter Pinch of nutmeg 1 tsp cornstarch 1/2 cup heavy cream 2 cups medium Cheddar cheese, grated (more for garnish at service) Process… Preheat the oven to 350 Combine the 1st 5 ingredients and toss well Place this mixture on a cookie sheet Roast broccoli mixture for 30 minutes Place broccoli in a stock pot Add in chicken broth, seasonings and cornstarch Mix till no lumps appear from cornstarch Add in the butter Bring the soup to a simmer and cook covered for 20 minutes Remove the brocoli from the pot and place it in a blender Pulse the broccoli until you reach the  desired consistency, I like mine a little chunky. Return the broccoli to the stock pot Slowly add in the cream Add in the cheese Cook on low another 10 minutes or so, to heat …

Meet Ground Turkey Chipotle Albondiga (meatball) Soup, otherwise known as… Albondiga Soup! Ole’ 💃🏻

I’ve grown to prefer ground turkey over ground round in many of my cooking escapades. The flavor is more sudtle and less meaty, I like that, especially in this soup.  Here are some of the ingredients I used… A while back I happened upon these fire-roasted diced tomatoes. I really like the flavor, they do taste roasted and that can add a great flavor layer to any recipe.  Here’s the finished soup. This soup takes some effort as the meatballs need a whole start of their own, but the effort is well worth the delicious finished bowl.  I had my dad here visiting with us for a few days recently, how lucky am I?! I love cooking for him, he is always so very appreciative.  Enjoying meals together, well,  it’s a bit like going back in time with him in a most heartwarming way, as my mother prepared many of the dishes I make for him now. It’s all love in my book.  Recipe coming soon.     g.  Happy weekend all! xxoo 

Easy Peasey Chicken and Rice Soup 

Mmmm, who doesn’t like a yummy  chicken soup. Here I’m making it easy peasey, but you can bet it will still be over the top flavorful. I am using leftover frozen then thawed white rice to both simplify things and to use up ingredients  I have on hand. Ha! I was expecting rain, but got this instead, sunny with more chance of sunny. All good, any weather is good soup weather! Highs in the low 60’s here in Riverside County, California, sunny and bright today, I shall take it, and this yummy soup. I sure hope you’ll give this recipe a whirl, it’s sooo very tasty. I think you’ll like it friends.  Great product here, so good in soups. (I set the frozen vegis out to defrost a bit, while the chicken, seasonings and broth cook and marry, before adding them to the soup)  Yes, using what I have in stock  and taking more shortcuts where I can today, why not?. 😊 (just happened to have these tasty bad boys on hand as well) so …

Healthy Chicken and Rice Soup 

Here’s a simply recipe for chicken and rice soup that is both healthy and delish.  This is really good with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.  Ingredients… 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup chopped onion 1 tsp salt  2 cups chopped carrots 1 cup chopped celery 2 garlic cloves, minced 8 cups chicken broth (by all means use low sodium chicken broth if you are watching your salt intake)  1/4 to 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1/8 tsp pepper 1/2 cup white rice, uncooked 2 cups chopped cooked chicken (here I used left over chicken I had on hand that I baked then froze in meal/recipe size portions, see previous recipe post)  1/2 cup non fat yogurt  lime for garnish, optional Process… Heat olive oil to med high in a stock pot Add in the onions and salt Cook the onions till translucent Add in the carrots and celery, continue cooking over med high heat another 10 minutes or so, mixing from time to time Add in the garlic, cook an additional 5 minutes, mixing often   …


This Mexican soup has always been a tradition in my family, especially around the holidays. I’m making it for Christmas Day here in Kentucky, for my family. I have great memories of my mother making this soup year after year. Since she recently passed, this year… her delicious and warm family favorite has even more precious meaning. My mom was such a great cook, never measuring, just always knowing. Even later in life, I marveled at her skills. I guess I learnt from the best. To you Momma, may my version here make you proud. I sure do love you and miss you. I look forward to seeing you again in paradise. Here’s the hominy I like to use, I add in a little of the juice too. It makes the soup nice and thick.  The yummy toppings  ✔️, they help send this soup over the delicious top. Grandson’s excited. And here we go, oh my yum. Merry Christmas friends, may the reason for the season always shine bright in your hearts.   g.