French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

Michele says: I’m not a fan of summer; it’s hot, sticky, and—for someone as pale as I—sunburny.  I spend most of the summer indoors, hoping for a cloudy day.  For reasons probably related to my aversion to summer, I long ago decided that August is, in fact, autumn.  And what does autumn mean?  Soup, of course!  Every year, I spend my late summer … [Read more...]

Albondigas Soup, Simplified for Weeknight Ease

Ground Beef Soup

Heather says: I absolutely love albondigas soup, it's a family favorite, but sometimes I just don't have the energy to mess with rolling the meatballs. Sometimes I just can't bring myself to care that much. So on a whim one evening, when I had planned on making the original albondigas, I looked at it and said Fuhgeddaboudit, we're doing a … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Smoked Sausage Potato Cheese Soup Recipe

Cheesy Smoked Sausage Potato Soup - Easy Comfort Food

*plus an unrelated note from Heather at the end* Bobbie says: "So, is it cold enough for ya?" I don't think I've made it through a winter in my entire life without hearing this lamest of questions at least once. I just smile and nod at the crazy person as I move along.  "Cold enough" implies that one looks forward to frigid temperatures. Anyone … [Read more...]

Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and dumplings

Heather says: This recipe for chicken and rolled dumplings is my riff on the Lee Bros version which can be found in The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook. I love their recipes and while I think their idea for sweet potato dumplings sounds intriguing, I chose to go with classic rolled dumplings. Many people include shortening or butter in their … [Read more...]

Shrimp Gumbo Recipe, Cajun Comfort Food

Shrimp-Gumbo

Heather says: If you've been around here for any length of time, you probably have noticed that I have a strong affinity for Cajun and Creole food. What can I say? I live in the South and I love garlic and shrimp and when they simmer with trinity, then life, at least at supper time, is good. I didn't take any pictures of the shrimp gumbo … [Read more...]