soups and salads

40 Best Thanksgiving Recipes

40 Best Thanksgiving Recipes

Here is a new, expanded collection of my best Thanksgiving recipes. These recipes have all been tested and enjoyed on my own…

Best Recipes for Pumpkin

Best Recipes for Pumpkin

I’m so excited to share with you my best recipes for pumpkin. They are all quick, easy, and super delicious. In addition,…

Easy 4th of July Recipes

Easy 4th of July Recipes

Happy Independence Day! I’m so thankful we are still celebrating it 244 years later. I’m guessing that the first anniversary of the…

Crusty, Chewy Sourdough Croutons

Crusty, Chewy Sourdough Croutons

These crusty, chewy homemade croutons elevate every single salad I use them in. Sourdough bread torn into pieces, tossed with olive oil,…

Big Italian Salad Recipe

Big Italian Salad Recipe

This Italian salad starts with a mouthwatering combination of fresh vegetables:  crispy lettuce, deep-green flavorful spinach, red onions, and ripe tomatoes. Add…

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin soup is a nutritious, creamy, elegant, and festive soup that’s perfect as a starter during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. It…

Healthy Chicken Soup

Healthy Chicken Soup

This Healthy Chicken Soup recipe evokes the warm and fuzzy feeling I got every time my mom served me chicken soup. I…

Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup

This homemade roasted tomato basil soup recipe became a reality to me way too late. As a child, my only experiences with…

Fisherman’s Stew

Fisherman’s Stew

There’s nothing like the combination of flavors in this Fish Stew. The way the fish, bacon, and onions meld together as they…

Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Black-Eyed Pea Salad

This black eyed pea salad is a lovely, light dish that’s great for either winter or summer. It’s a colorful and cheery…