Soups, Stews and Chili2018-01-18T10:26:13-05:00

Okra Stew

By |January 4th, 2023|Categories: Main Dishes, Soups|Tags: , , , , , |

There is something comforting about Okra. Maybe it’s because I associate okra as a staple of southern cuisine...think gumbo...comfort food to the max! But there is also stewed okra, fried okra and the delectable taste of pickled okra to name a few other dishes. I absolutely love okra and can’t get enough of this amazing fruit, aka vegetable! Here [...]

Borscht – A Christmas Tradition

By |December 15th, 2022|Categories: Family Recipes, Soups|Tags: , , , |

Our Christmas Eve dinner is steeped in tradition...tradition that stems from my childhood. Growing up Ukrainian, my parents kept our heritage alive. Home was Lubbock, Texas, not exactly the mecca of Ukrainian society but my parents still taught me to speak the language and to never forget my roots. My mother was an excellent cook. At Christmastime she would [...]

Hot Italian Sausage Stew

By |October 13th, 2022|Categories: Family Recipes, Main Dishes, Soups|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This past week Mike and I travelled to upstate New York to see his parents. The drive was breathtaking with the autumn colors in full swing. The further north we travelled, the more brilliant the leaf color. New York in October is tradition for us, not only is it our favorite season for visiting, but it's also cherished time [...]

It’s Chili Time…

By |February 13th, 2015|Categories: Recipes, Soups|

Making chili is fun… it’s letting your creativity go crazy in the kitchen. Plus it’s a great comfort food for cold, dreary days. You can make it the day before as it will only get better with time. There are no hard and fast rules and you can make it anyway you want from super mild to spicy hot! You [...]

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Chicken Soup

By |February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Recipes, Soups|

Apparently my blogging hiatus was a bit longer than expected – my apologies, but I’m back. I’m back with recipes that will give you a glimpse of my childhood and my Ukrainian heritage. The following is a recipe that my mother shared with me, and one that I will pass on to my girls. Let me start with Chicken Soup, [...]

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Carrot Ginger Soup

By |November 14th, 2014|Categories: Recipes, Soups|

The Carrot Ginger Soup we served at our dinner party Saturday night was simply delicious! It was rich in color and flavor. Its creamy texture and the delicate sweetness of the carrots punctuated by the bite of the ginger excited everyone’s taste buds for what was to follow. This is a delectable recipe, which I am thrilled to have the [...]

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Roasted Tomato Soup

By |November 3rd, 2014|Categories: Recipes, Soups|

The first time I made this soup I knew it would not be the last. And, I knew I would never make tomato soup from a can ever again. This Roasted Tomato Soup is not only delicious, but also simple to make. What you will need is about two and a half pounds of a variety of tomatoes – heirlooms, [...]

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Pumpkin Soup

By |October 29th, 2014|Categories: Recipes, Soups|

Fall is my favorite time of year! I love my ginormous mums, the huge pumpkin I insisted on carting home from upstate New York, and the changing foliage. There is something about the crispness in the air that creates this desire in me to spend endless amounts of time in the kitchen cooking comfort foods. A dear friend of mine [...]

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