Pumpkin Chowder

I called this stew a chowder because of it’s rich creamy thick broth. Traditionally chowders are made with heavy cream and have chunks of seafood. The most common being clam chowder. Nowadays there are many creative versions of chowder recipes and I’m adding one more to the clan! My Pumpkin Chowder is a rich and…

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Whenever family or friends are feeling under weather, I like to whip up a batch of this Chicken Noodle Soup. Pressed for time? Try using rotisserie chicken. Pull the meat from the bones and set meat aside. Use the bones in a homemade stock.    Ingredients: 6 cups chicken stock (preferably homemade), 1/2 package egg noodles,…

Easy Homemade Chicken Stock

Make your chicken stock from scratch and keep it in the freezer for homemade soups or to use in rice instead of water. When you’re at the store picking up a rotisserie chicken for a quick dinner, pick up a few extra ingredients to make a stock with the leftover chicken.  It’s easy and rustic…

JJ’s Chicken and Dumplings Soup

My Lebanese grandmother (Sittie is what us grandkids called her) used to make, the most delicious and amazing chicken and dumpling soup. She was 100% Lebanese but born and raised in Texas so her cooking naturally involved a lot of fusions, before “fusion cuisine” was ever trendy. This dish of hers however, is simply a…

Mexican Jambalaya?

Tonight I experimented with a Latin meets Cajun theme. I had “Ropas Viejas” meets “Jambalaya” ingredients to cook with. My flank steak was frozen solid so I had to use ground beef, but I think I will try it with the flank steak next time. This is fun to make and it only uses one…