Chicken Vegetable Soup and Dumplings

Chicken Vegetable Soup and Dumplings
Unless you live in the southern hemisphere,  things are probably a little nippy in your neck of the woods.  Assorted soups throughout these cold winter months show up at our dinner table almost daily. Sometimes they're thick and creamy, and other times they are vegetables and protein that mingle in a flavorful broth.  They are the perfect food for dipping ... Read More

Let’s do it again…a repeat cooking class

Let's do it again...a repeat class

The January 23rd class filled up quick so let’s do it again…a repeat cooking class on Saturday, February 13th.  Here’s the details, e-mail me at cookwithamyg@gmail.com or comment below for more info. Breaking in the new year with an invitation to lunch…a winter cooking class with all new recipes.  Let’s get 2016 started off right by getting more veggies on … Read More

an invitation to lunch…a winter cooking class 2016

an invitation to lunch, a winter cooking class 2016

Breaking in the new year with an invitation to lunch…a winter cooking class with all new recipes.  Let’s get 2016 started off right by getting more veggies on our plate.  Warming soups and hearty salads are an ideal home for those veggies especially in the piercing cold of winter.  With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we will be making … Read More

Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup

Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup
Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup, dairy and gluten-free, happens to be a perfect match for these these cold dreary days of winter. Our bumper crop of tomatoes from last summers garden came in handy for this recipe.  After putting up many quarts of Garden Vegetable Soup and marinara sauce in the freezer for winter meals, we still had tomatoes galore that ... Read More

Southwestern Winter Squash Soup

Southwestern Winter Squash Soup
What I love about cooking good food is the transformation that happens when basic ingredients get recreated into something marvelously edible, beautiful and healthy.  Local produce, mostly picked from our backyard garden, morphed into a pot of silky smooth delicious soup. I was delighted to find this recipe for Southwestern Winter Squash Soup in this months Food Network issue.  We ... Read More

Hearty Fall Pinto Bean Soup with Yams and Kale

Hearty Fall Pinto Bean Soup with Yams and Kale

Last week I cooked up a batch of pinto beans to make Freshly Stacked Tostado’s with Crockpot Creamy Pinto’s, but for one reason or another, never got around to using them.  I bagged them up and stuck them in the freezer for a later date.  That later date happened to be tonight when I cooked them up in this (adapted) … Read More

Creamy Buttercup Squash Soup with Maple- Balsamic Reduction

Creamy Buttercup Squash Soup

On Monday nights after a full work day, a few friends leave their businesses, jobs and homes and come over to hang out.   We all come to a screeching halt from our crazy busy lives for friendship, study and prayer…and sometimes food. When we do eat together we keep it simple; homemade soup, salad and bread, or what ever shows up at the table. I had time on … Read More

Leftover Makeovers : Gingered Fried Rice Soup with Greens

Gingered Fried Rice Soup with Greens

Why throw out leftovers when you can recreate them into a delicious new dish?  This is so basic that I had second thoughts about posting it.  While raising a large active family reinventing leftovers were part of the norm.  So here’s one very basic makeover from cooked brown rice. With one pot of cooked brown rice, you can make 3 different meals…the … Read More

Stock Up for Homemade Soup

Homemade Soup

It’s the ideal meal in a bowl.  Whip some up with the Simple Artisan Herb Bread  ( November 17, 2012 post) or Chapati’s (July 26, 2011 post), for a simple hearty winter meal.  Why not since we’re settled in for a long winter and temperatures are dipping down below 20 degrees F.? Here is what I stock up on to stir up a pot of soup on … Read More