Sausage, Kale and Sweet Potato Soup

sausage kale and sweet potato soup

My husband joined a 12 week fitness program at work.  The program works on cardio, strength and nutrition and upon completion will help to reduce our monthly health insurance payments as long as his numbers improve.  He is motivated and came home a week into the program and handed me a list of “superstar foods.”… 

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Bison Pumpkin Chili

bison pumpkin chili

Pumpkin lovers, rejoice! Starbucks is giving you your spicy coffee fix early this year because, apparently, we can’t get enough things with pumpkin flavors. (You do know that there’s no actual pumpkin in those lattes, right? Or in those new pumpkin spice latte M&Ms? That’d be pretty gross.) But I have a dish for you… 

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Curried Carrot Soup with Ginger

curried carrot soup

This Curried Carrot Soup with Ginger recipe is an ode to the Office Potluck where we share the best recipes given to us by co-workers after a particularly good lunch.  You know, those dishes that warrant emails asking for the recipe because it was so good and then printing and saving those recipes in your… 

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Shrimp and Sausage Stew

shrimp & sausage stew

Sometimes recipes come about when you least expect it.  This Shrimp and Sausage Stew came about out of desperation.  I was desperate to cook something different for my family without having to go to the grocery store.  The search was on.  What did I have in my pantry, refrigerator and freezer?  I just happened to… 

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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

cold tomato soup

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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