Category: Soups & Stews

How to Make a Rich Roasted Turkey Stock (aka bone broth) without Roasting a Turkey

How to Make a Rich Roasted Turkey Stock (aka bone broth) without Roasting a Turkey

Why buy turkey stock when you can easily make it at home. Either you made our Amazing Sous Vide & Smoked Turkey, or you saved some turkey bones from the past. Either way, roasting the carcass and veggies first just adds depth to your stock.…

Cabbage Roll Soup

Cabbage Roll Soup

No Stuffing Cabbage Rolls Required If you’ve ever made stuffed cabbage rolls, you know they are a little time consuming to make. This Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup or “Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Soup” has all the flavor with a lot less effort and time. You can…

Loaded Baked Potato & Leek Soup

Loaded Baked Potato & Leek Soup

If You Love a Loaded baked potato, You will love this soup.  This is my favorite potato soup ever. It has a little heat due to the pepper jack cheese and hot paprika, but you can skip those and sub any of your favorite cheese…

Alligator & Crab Étouffée

Alligator & Crab Étouffée

How to make Alligator & Crab Étouffée Well, Pepé is complaining that his arm just about fell off after so much stirring, but that’s part of making this Alligator & Crab Étouffée. You have to make a roux (stir, stir, stir), then you have to…

Cauliflower & Fennel Coconut Curry Soup

Cauliflower & Fennel Coconut Curry Soup

Let’s Clean Out the Fridge… It started out as a “clean out the fridge before we travel meal”. I didn’t want to come home to a drawer full of rotten vegetables. Pepé always panics at this point because he has no idea what’s coming, but…

Lighter & Healthier Cauliflower Soup

Lighter & Healthier Cauliflower Soup

This Lighter & Healthier Cauliflower Soup is so easy, a little cheesy and now…low carb and gluten free! I’ve been making this Cauliflower Soup for over 25 years, but I used to add flour, potatoes and carrots. It’s not as cheesy as Pepé, but that’s…

The Best Seafood & Chicken Gumbo

The Best Seafood & Chicken Gumbo

Should I call this Gumbo 6.0? I say this because I’ve changed my recipe at least six times. Maybe more. Many years ago (before this blog) friends kept asking for my gumbo recipe and I didn’t actually have one – it was something I just…

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

More Soup for You! Who remembers “The Soup Nazi “ character from the NBC series Seinfeld that ran from 1989 to 1998?  The owner of the soup kitchen was not a patient man, but he evidently made a incredible bowl of soup which would cause…

Warm and Tasty Chicken Posolé (Pozole)

Warm and Tasty Chicken Posolé (Pozole)

Did you know that Pozole means “hominy”? The word pozole, means “hominy”, (a type of corn), and is also a traditional chicken soup or stew from Mexico. We ate Pozole or hominy all the time when I was a kid, but it was just dumped…

Easy Chicken Stock

Easy Chicken Stock

Cooking while I’m sleeping OK, I know I’m going to regret this, but I have to give my hubby credit for this. Pepé tried to talk me out of it several times. Then Pepé finally gave up and went have a glass of wine or…

Concoction No. 2

Concoction No. 2

Why do I Call it Concoction No. 2? I call this Concoction No. 2 because it’s a variation on Concoction No. 1 (which I will post another time). Neither of them have ever had a name that I know of, it’s just something I’ve been…


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