Tortellini Soup

This blue ribbon Tortellini Soup is truly comfort food at it’s best. I discovered this soup many years ago when my good friend Sheryl invited me over to her house on a cold Sunday night for dinner. We were single mothers at the time, trudging our way through schedules that were busting at the seams and Monday morning was looming…another week of work demands with kids in high school at that particular time of my life…

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

I swiped this creamy chicken tortilla soup from Tricia Yearwood’s Food Network Show a couple of weeks ago because it looked so good. When I read the reviews online a couple of days later every single person who had tried it after they watched the show gave it a thumbs up and a 5 star rating so I knew it had to be a winner…

Taco Soup

Taco Soup is definitely a favorite around our house year round and it always seems to follow a holiday get together for some reason. It’s simple, takes no time to throw together and a bowl of soup sounds good after one of those big traditional meals with a ham or turkey. And I don’t know about anyone else but I always crave a little spice too! My recipe for taco soup is pretty standard…

Minestrone Soup

My co-worker and very good friend Melissa had been telling me about this Minestrone soup for the past couple of years and I don’t know why but I didn’t think that I was a fan of this particular kind of soup for some reason. I don’t think that I had ever ordered it out in a restaurant and I certainly had never cooked a pot of minestrone soup at home. She kept telling me how it was…

White Bean Soup

This white bean soup was a favorite of mine when I was growing up and it’s even better now that a glazed, spiral sliced ham has become so popular at holiday time. I didn’t grow up in Texas where the southern “red beans & rice” is standard fare. My Kansas roots called for white or “navy” beans as the traditional bean soup and I have no idea why a white bean is referred to as navy…

Red Beans & Rice

Red Beans & Rice are a southern tradition for sure! When I moved to Texas I had never had a bowl of red beans & rice. I grew up in the midwest where we made navy beans and ham or “white beans”. I quickly realized that red beans & rice was as essential to living in Texas as a well worn pair of cowboy boots. It was simply a necessity. For my recipe I prefer to use a left over ham…