Chicken Rice Vegetable Soup

A winter warm up soup that has lots of flavor.  The broth is made from leg quarters ahead of time in the crock pot or automatic pressure cooker.  Then the soup is put together fresh at meal time with what vegetables that are on hand with rice.  The extra broth with the shredded chicken can…

Pressure Cooked Turkey Bone Broth

A simple and time efficient way of making stock or broth from the carcass of roasted turkey. I purchased a new pressure cooker, a Crockpot Express Pot, this year in the pre Black Friday sales on line at a deep discount and was excited to use it.  It was a real treat to buy something…

Chickpea Corn Soup

One of the wonderful comfort soups from Italy is garbanzo soup.  That was my inspiration for this soup. Normally the soup is made from soaked dry beans. I didn’t have everything needed to make it from the recipes I had or that was on the internet.  Soup is one of those dishes that have endless…

Lentil and Maple Sausage Soup

One of our food bloggers here at WordPress,Tammy Algood, posted a wonderful recipe for Maple Sausage and Lentil Soup. My pantry is full of lentils right now because it is one of the common items that is distributed at my local pantry. The recipe looked simple and inexpensive and the maple sausage I had in…

Bean and Pork Soup

After having a pork shank leg  roast, there was a large pork bone left over, that was just perfect for making bean soup. Good old fashion comfort food that is good anytime of the year. I always save my ham and pork bones from a roast to use for stock.  If I don’t have time…

Corn Chowder Inexpensive Comfort Food

It is the end of the month and the challenge is to feed the family what I have on hand.  Making a small food budget stretch is a real skill.  I am grateful to have the internet which helps with ideas and tips.  I try to add things to my food shopping list at the…

Chili Seasoning Mix (History and Recipe for Quick Chili)

Chili was first introduced to the public at the Columbia Exposition in Chicago in the 1893 at a Texas booth.  It has its roots in the south-western part of United States.  Originally it was made of chilies and chopped meat.  Later beans were added to the mix.  The Indian tribes in the South West like the…

Pennsylvania Chicken Soup (Waste Not, Want Not)

Couple of weeks ago I cooked roast chicken for Sunday dinner.  I had found about a 5 pound bird for $4.51 and was happy because I would get a couple of meals and soup out of it.  Every week I make soup out of something because I grew up eating home made soup once a week…