Creamy Tortilla Soup


I love a good soup when autumn rolls around so I’ve been thinking a lot about soup lately. The weather here in Texas hasn’t cooled much. In fact, my daughter was complaining this morning about the fluctuating temperatures. It was chilly enough last night for a jacket and when we woke up, we needed shorts… 

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Heavenly Cold Tomato Soup

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Some years ago I was working as a Horticulturist for a beautiful, private golf club named Sahalee, which means High Heavenly Ground. At Sahalee, there was a wonderful fine dining restaurant where, as employees we were lucky enough to sample some of the chef’s best dishes. One of them that I always loved in summer… 

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Chicken Tortilla Soup


I absolutely adore chicken tortilla soup, any time of year, whether it’s sweltering our freezing outside! This is my favorite recipe for tortilla soup.  A touch spicy, this delicious soup satisfies your craving for Mexcian food without all the calories.  Plus, if you’re at home, you don’t have to contend with the basket of chips. You… 

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Three Bean Turkey Chili


  It may seem strange to be sharing a wintery turkey chili recipe when it’s summer, but the last week around here was rainy and gray. And cold. Cold enough that I wanted something warming and soothing. So I made a big pot of turkey chili. I always make double and we eat it for… 

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Spicy Gazpacho with Avocado & Shrimp

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These last few weeks have been hot, hot, hot. HOT. In reality, it’s only been in the upper 80’s, but in Seattle that’s end of times type weather. So I’ve been loath to turn on the stove or oven at all if I can possibly avoid it – we’ve been using the grill a lot… 

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Zesty Black Bean Soup


I love soup. It’s kind of an obsession. Black bean soup is one of my favorites. Usually, I like to make it from dried beans, but honestly? That takes forever. And time is something I usually lack. This recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes.  There are two tricks. Number one: canned beans – which… 

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Tomato Basil Soup with Turkey Meatballs

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I love this time of year in Texas. The weather is perfect My herb garden is planted and I’m already reaping its rewards with basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, sage and parsley. One of my favorite herbs is basil. I plant my basil when I know all the freezing weather is behind us and then I… 

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