Butternut Squash, Carrot, Red Pepper and Apple Soup

I can’t believe how long it has been since I shared a recipe! Life has been crazy with an almost 6 month old, wintry weather and my first trip since baby to visit friends in Texas.  I haven’t forgotten you and I haven’t stopped cooking so without further ado, finally, a recipe! I made this savory, rich soup for dinner on Monday and I just finished the … Continue reading Butternut Squash, Carrot, Red Pepper and Apple Soup

10 Soups to Make this Fall

Here are ten of my most popular soup recipes, all simple and delicious. Happy fall and happy soup cooking! Spicy Buffalo Chicken Soup {in your Crockpot} Beef and Dark Beer Chili Chicken, Greens and Rice Noodle Soup Fire-Roasted Tomato Soup {in your Crockpot} Broccoli Cheddar Soup {in your Crockpot} Loaded Baked Potato Soup {in your Crockpot} Spicy Chipotle Corn Chowder {in your Crockpot} Shrimp and Corn … Continue reading 10 Soups to Make this Fall

Broccoli Cheddar Soup {in your Crockpot}

 This is a delicious, simple soup that is full of broccoli and sharp cheddar cheese.  I decided to puree the soup with my immersion blender before I added the cheese but you could skip this step if you like a chunkier soup.  I added some splashes of sriracha and red pepper flakes for a little heat and diced bacon because bacon makes everything better. What … Continue reading Broccoli Cheddar Soup {in your Crockpot}

Beef Stew {in your Crockpot}

I made this stew on Sunday and have been re-heating and eating for lunch almost everyday.  It was delicious on Sunday but it’s gotten even better after a couple of days in the fridge.  Traditional beef stew recipes usually call for mushroom and potatoes but I left these out as Joe isn’t a big fan and I used a beer to add liquid and flavor.  Serve … Continue reading Beef Stew {in your Crockpot}

Chicken, Chorizo and Sweet Potato Chili {in your Crockpot}

Happy first day of autumn!  I decided to welcome the change of seasons the best way I know how, by boxing up my summer clothes, (so long maternity bathing suits!) giving my boots a little love with some leather conditioner and making a big batch of chili in the crockpot.  I haven’t cooked many new recipes at all since we brought William home from the hospital.  Right now I’m struggling … Continue reading Chicken, Chorizo and Sweet Potato Chili {in your Crockpot}

17 Recipes for Football Season

The fall and football season are right around the corner and I don’t know about you but I’m excited to watch my Blue Devils (I bet you can’t get season football tickets for only $80 at your alma mater!) and  Bengals.  In honor of the Bengals’ 17 game season (one bye week,) here are 17 of  my favorite, crowd-pleasing recipes that are perfect for sharing on … Continue reading 17 Recipes for Football Season

Spicy Chipotle Corn Chowder {in your Crockpot}

This is a filling, spicy soup that you can make in your crockpot or on the stovetop if you prefer.  I started the soup on the stovetop so that the onion, peppers, potatoes, garlic and spices could cook, soften and come together a bit before I added them to the crockpot but I think you could skip these steps if you’re pressed for time and … Continue reading Spicy Chipotle Corn Chowder {in your Crockpot}

Summery Gazpacho with Bacon and Feta

My Mom always made gazpacho in the summertime when we had a garden full of tomatoes.  I never appreciated her fresh healthy soup until later in life when I went to southern Spain for a couple of weeks and ate gazpacho with almost every meal. I sampled the gazpacho and sangria offerings from restaurant to restaurant, amazed by how two were never the same down to their color, consistency and taste.  There are endless variations … Continue reading Summery Gazpacho with Bacon and Feta

Cheesy Vegetable Soup {in your Crockpot}

  One of Joe’s favorite soups is broccoli cheese which inspired this cheesy vegetable soup you can make in your crackpot.  I’m not always a fan of creamy soups but I love this one!  It’s cheesy and rich without being too heavy and it’s packed with vegetables.  The sharp cheddar combined with the carrots and red bell pepper give it this beautiful color.  I decided … Continue reading Cheesy Vegetable Soup {in your Crockpot}

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Soup {in your Crockpot}

Joe and I spent Sunday afternoon watching the Bengals play at a new bar in Clarendon, The Bracket Room.  The Bracket Room is billed as a “female friendly” sports lounge and eatery and I’m on board; the bathrooms are clean (with TVs in the mirror!), the food is good,  and the owner, Chris Bukowski, was on one of my favorite TV shows, The Bachelor/ette.  So far … Continue reading Spicy Buffalo Chicken Soup {in your Crockpot}