The Comfort of Soup and Bread

I grew up in a house where we ate soup but it wasn’t a crowd pleaser (my Dad didn’t like soup) so it wasn’t made with any kind of frequency. As an adult—I just love soup!! I usually get in trouble because I make too much of it but I am always open to sharing. Soup is so versatile, such a chameleon in the food world that you can never go wrong. It ranks right up there with my second love of sandwiches.

Now that the weather has turned cooler, I find myself looking at more and more soup recipes and (of course) the bread that needs to go with it. (Let’s be honest for a second—you can’t have soup without something to dip into it!) Here are 5 recipes that I am looking forward to making in the months ahead.

  1. Asian Chicken Noodle Soup from Delish with Classic French Baguette from Mrs. P’s Kitchen 
  2. Vegetable Barley Soup from Hello Little Home with Rosemary Thyme No-Knead Dutch Oven Bread from Pinch Me, I’m Eating 
  3. Nonna’s Italian Style Chicken Noodle Soup from 4 Sons R Us with Garlic Mozzarella Dippers from Cooking TV 
  4. Quick Chicken Pho from Simply Recipes with (I wouldn’t dip anything in my Pho but if you want something extra . . .) Bahn Mi Sandwich from Food People Want  
  5. Signature Spicy, Smoky, Sweet Chili from Iowa Girl Eats with Buttery Sweet Corn Bread from Norine’s Nest  
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Smell That

Fall means there are new smells in the air and that includes in cooking. Here are five recipes I plan on cooking up that are that cozy fall smell to me.

  1. Vanilla Chai Tea Cookies from Mommy Hates Cooking 
  2. Pumpkin Spice Waffles from Lovely Little Kitchen 
  3. Apple Cinnamon Fruit Leather from Real Mom Nutrition 
  4. Best Ever Hot Wassail from Yummy Healthy Easy 
  5. Roasted Turkey Breast with Infused Butter from I Food Blogger 

Summer Veggies—Eat Them All Up!

What is the most wonderful thing about summer? All of the vegetable options that taste a 1000% better because they were grown in the warmth of the summer sun in your own backyard.

Here are 5 recipes to try utilizing the 5 common vegetables grown in home gardens.

  1. Zucchini (Chocolate Zucchini Brownies by The Dinner Mom) 
  2. Bell Peppers (Salami & Bell Pepper Sandwiches by Someday I’ll Learn) 
  3. Corn (Cheese Corn Fritters from Taste & Tell Blog)  
  4. Tomatoes (Fresh Tomato Vinaigrette by Laughing Spatula)
  5. Eggplant (Crispy Eggplant “Bacon” by Minimalist Baker) 

Vegan Dinner Party

Most of you know that I cook every Sunday for someone. In some cases it is just for family and others it is the weekly party. I really love to cook but what I love is spending time with those that I love. This past Sunday the group of us that got together consisted of carnivores, pesco pollo vegetarians, and vegans. Naturally, we needed a meal that everyone would be happy with. The meal was mostly vegan but we did cook chicken as a side for those that wanted it.

Can I just say . . . best home cooked Indian meal ever!! Below you will find all the recipes we used that night in case you want to recreate it on your own. The only variation was that I used coconut oil in place of butter for the Strawberry Crumble. Enjoy!!

  1. Turmeric Coconut Basmati Rice from My Sequined Life 
  2. Onion & Spinach Pakoras by Scrumpdillyicious 
  3. Tandoori Chicken Tikka from Glebe Kitchen 
  4. Vegan Southern Strawberry Cobbler from Two City Vegans 
  5. Easy Vegan Naan by Minimalist Baker 
  6. Spicy Red Lentil Curry by Minimalist Baker