#SoupMonth: Black Bean and Pastrami Soup

black bean and pastrami soup recipe

SoupMonth has returned. In the past 5 years I have posted numerous soup recipes here and most of them in the month of January. Anytime is really the right time for soup, but the chill of January makes it ideal. This January is no exception and I have several new soup recipes to share with you… […]

Weeknight Meals: Cannellini Bean Soup with Walnut Sage Pesto

cannellini bean soup with walnut sage pesto recipe

I just became a little less dreary, a little more cheery, and a whole lot hungrier. It appears as though the weather is making a shift later this week and encouraging autumn to come along. That is sweet music to my ears. It means more time outdoors, sweaters, and plenty of delicious comfort food. We […]

Today’s Special: Beef & Spinach Tortellini Soup

beef and spinach tortellini soup recipe

We are wrapping up our soup celebration with a super quick and easy recipe that is sure to please. The base of this soup is simply beef stock.  What you add makes it hearty enough to be the meal. It is well-rounded and full of flavor. This reminds me a bit of Italian Wedding Soup […]

Soup of the Day: Peppercorn Clam Chowder

peppercorn clam chowder recipe

Enter the inspirational pork chop.A few weeks ago I enjoyed a seared pork chop with green peppercorn sauce. This was the best thing I’ve eaten so far this year. I know it’s early, but I assure even in November it will be hard to beat. The pork chop was moist perfection, but what really grabbed […]

Soup du Jour: Smoky Turkey Lentil

smoky turkey lentil soup recipe

I blotted my eyes on my sleeve close to the shoulder to avoid any further onion tears. I looked up, startled to see my son standing there.“You OK?” he asked. “Fine.  I just got a little onion in my eyes… blasted onions.” “You’re chopping a lot of stuff.  What are you making?” “Soup.” “Oh. It smells […]

Lola Cooks: Dragon Soup

dragon soup recipe

Soup month and the Chinese New Year collide here to bring us the inspiration for today’s post. While this might not be traditional Chinese fare, it incorporates some of our favorite things about fresh Asian soups. We like to call it Dragon Soup. Our soup is basic at its heart, but made better with ginger […]

Lola Cooks: Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup

roasted broccoli and cauliflower soup recipe

This month is soup month and we are doing our part to bring you some recipes that are sure to fill your tummy without emptying your wallet. Broccoli and cauliflower are in season right now and often on sale.  Lucky for us, they also make a wonderful hearty winter soup. Nothing can compare to soup. There is something […]

Lola Cooks: Tex Mex Chicken and Dumplings

tex mex chicken and dumplings recipe

Isn’t it interesting how food affects mood? Many of my childhood memories circle around meals or gatherings where food was part of the supporting cast. As an adult, I make plans and even consider vacation spots based on the cuisine involved. To relive our fond food feelings we often make dishes that are familiar. But […]

Lola Cooks: Corn Chowder

best corn chowder recipe

We are wrapping up our contributions to Soup Month today with one of my childhood favorites. This dish was a regular part of our winters as a kid in Michigan. I don’t know if it was tradition or frugality that kept it around, but it didn’t matter. To me, this soup tastes like childhood.  The soup is easy […]