Potato soup is the perfect meal for those cold, blustery, winter days. Add a little spice via Pepper Jack cheese and you’ve got a real winter winner! This is a recipe I got back in 2011 from a friend of ours, Kim. It originally came from her sister, Martha, and we’ve just sort of adopted it as our own. So, let’s make some pepper jack potato soup, shall we?![Read more…]
The idea for this crock pot corn chowder recipe came from a church cookbook. Seeing as how I have about 20-30 of them, I get lots of ideas there. 🙂 Some of the ideas turn out good. Some of them don’t turn out at all and I have to scrape them out with the assistance of a chisel and a sledgehammer.
I used to feel bad about this fact – until I read that most great chefs get their groundbreaking ideas from something they see somewhere else. They just put their spin on it, add something new, or use a different technique. So, if a chef can do it, so can I! Take a seat, Chef Boyardee! After all, no recipe will ever come out that hasn’t been made before. I just have to “Stacify” them.[Read more…]
I have an obsession with all things cheeseburger. It’s a problem sometimes when it causes me to wake up at 3 am and seriously consider traveling somewhere to get one… And I’m always dreaming up ways to create dishes that taste like cheeseburgers…things like Cheeseburger Pizza and Cheeseburger Meatloaf,or the Pioneer Woman’s Cheeseburger Salad. And of course, this amazingly delicious Crock Pot Cheeseburger Soup.[Read more…]
I love soup…that should be evident by all the soup recipes on here. And I have to warn you – more are coming. It’s inevitable. Something about a hot and spicy, or thick and creamy, soup just gets me all excited. I’m a huge fan of enchiladas, so putting them in soup form just makes get all giddy. Add in the crock pot and I don’t quite know what to do with myself. I’m not sure where this obsession with my crock pot might take me…but wherever it is, I hope you’ll visit me. Put this crock pot chicken enchilada soup on your next meal plan. You’ll thank me later. 😉[Read more…]
Instead of a normal “this is how I do it” type of post, I thought I would do a more “behind the scenes” type of post. This way you can see what’s really going down around the Myers house. As you know, I’m all about keepin’ it real. I’m also all about chocolate and coffee…and sleep. But not dusting.
First off, I got the idea for this recipe when my friend Karen told me she was making it…and I said to her, “I bet I could make that in the crock pot.” And I DID. I love it when I get ideas from friends. So, go ahead…you can always ask me if there is a new recipe you’d like to see in the crock pot. I like getting fresh ideas – I also like getting a haircut. My college major was Random 101. [Read more…]
The first time I ate Southwest Chicken Chowder, I’m pretty sure I cried because it was so wonderful.
I’m not usually this dramatic about my dinner, but at the time, I was three days post-partum with my second son, exhausted, weepy, and starving. And this yummy chowder was a gift from my friend, Kate, who knows that bringing dinner to a new mom is about #3 on the list of “Nicest Things You Can Do for Anyone.”
I have made this many times since then. I don’t always shed tears of joy eating it, but almost. I love that this dish is yummy and allergy-friendly, as we manage multiple food allergies. It’s perfect for rainy days, cold days, hot days, basically any day you need dinner. Which here, is every day. We do not skip dinner. [Read more…]
I’m gonna be honest – this is gonna be a quick post…because after all, aren’t you mostly here for the recipe? At 7 months old, we’re still struggling to find a routine for Andy – mainly, he won’t sleep. Naps are like 30 minutes and he’s up a lot during the night. Mama tired, y’all. Any minute now he’s going to wake up…so, let’s do this thing.
I love tender chunks of beef. So, Beef Stew ranks pretty high in my book…but I like to defer for normal recipes and try new things. Barry thinks I should just leave good food alone, but I can’t help it. I always think, “I wonder how this would taste with yadda-yadda?” Sometimes it tastes great – sometimes it tastes like doo-doo and we end up eating a sandwich. [Read more…]
Is there a particular recipe that you’ve ALWAYS tried to make and it never, ever tastes as good as your mama’s? You can follow her instructions to a T, and something is still missing? And it makes you stamp your foot and swear off making the recipe? Yeah…well for me, that recipe is Vegetable Beef Soup.
Not only does my Mama’s Vegetable Soup kick butt, my Grandmother’s is even better. And I’ve tried for YEARS to replicate it to no avail. They put something in there and they’re not telling me – the little boogers (I’m sure that’s not the secret ingredient, though). [Read more…]
I love lentils. I love soup. Therefore, I love lentils in soup. I also love lentils buttered. But then again, I love anything buttered. Bread. Muffins. Veggies. Dirt. Babies. Etc. Butter makes things better. And as Pioneer Woman says, “If some is good, more is better.” Amen.
Anyway, this is a good, cheap meal. Lentils are excellent for replacing the meat in recipes. They’re high in fiber and they still give you the protein you need to be full. They also give you something else…buy Beano. Ahem. [Read more…]
Let’s be honest…there are times when I’m just lazy. I might run out of Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup and be too busy to make more…or too lazy. I try to always keep some in the freezer, but sometimes I run out. I know it’s quick and easy to whip up a batch, but I’ll be honest again. If I see a recipe that calls for it and I know I have to make some because I’m out – I pretty much nix that recipe. Can I get a witness?!
While I just love cooking, and don’t mind making the homemade cream of soup, sometimes I just can’t get around to it…and for those times, there is this lovely stand-in made with dried ingredients. Having this in the cabinet makes me feel like I can conquer any cream-of recipe! It also makes me feel like I need a casserole – casseroles are where it’s at. [Read more…]